I've been filing my taxes with TaxAct for years, and it makes filing taxes just about bearable
- I've been using tax filing software TaxAct for a few years now to file my taxes online, and I've found it to be straightforward and easy.
- TaxAct is especially useful for people who have slightly more complicated tax situations - I use it to file both my freelance income and my wife's W-2 income.
- Tax Day 2019 is April 15th.
For the past several years, I've used TaxAct to file my family's taxes as I bounced between full-time freelance, being a partner in a business, and handling my wife's W-2 income.
A bonus just for you: Click here to claim 30 days of access to Business Insider PRIMEIn the past, I've used the free version of other software - as well as an accountant when I had business filings - but when I needed more than the free software could give for my personal taxes, I was attracted to TaxAct a few years ago with the promise of a slightly cheaper price and better tools for self-employed users. Being a freelancer for most my of life has put me in the habit of doing my own taxes.
Below, I've walked through the free version of TaxAct, including some of my favorite features. Now that I pay for a higher tier, I can tell you that the free version (which also offers free state filing) and the paid versions are similar, although the paid versions have a few more questions based on those with more complicated needs.
Here's what it's like to file your taxes using TaxAct: