Compare TaxACT vs. Turbo Tax by Intuit Tax Preparation Software

What’s the difference between TaxACT Tax Software and Turbo Tax by Intuit Tax Software? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
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TaxACT Tax Software
9.0 / 10 - Exellent
#3 in Tax Preparation Software
Turbo Tax by Intuit
9.3 / 10 - Exellent
#2 in Tax Preparation Software
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Key Facts
  • 100% accuracy guarantee
  • Low State Additional rates
  • Maximum refund guarantee
  • Free tax help and audit support
  • Maximize deductions for donations
  • Free simple and complex tax forms
  • Tax alerts
  • Constantly updated with the latest tax laws
  • Quick and easy to use
  • Biggest state refund, guaranteed
  • Accurate calculations, guaranteed
  • Extensive list of deductions and credits you qualify for
  • Help for homeowners
  • Help with life changes (dependents, status)
  • Expert support (phone and live chat)
ConsumersAdvocate.org Ratings
9.0 / 10 - Exellent
10/10
Must Have
9/10
Supported Tax Forms
8/10
Ease of Use
8/10
Plans and Pricing
9/10
Support Services
9.3 / 10 - Exellent
10/10
Must Have
9/10
Supported Tax Forms
10/10
Ease of Use
8/10
Plans and Pricing
8/10
Support Services
Final Verdict

Turbo Tax by Intuit Tax Software has a higher overall rating than TaxACT Tax Software. Turbo Tax by Intuit scores better than TaxACT across: Ease of Use. However, TaxACT scores better on Support Services. Both companies score similarly on Must Have, Supported Tax Forms, and Plans and Pricing.