Compare TaxAct vs. TurboTax by Intuit Tax Preparation Software

What’s the difference between TaxAct Tax Software and TurboTax by Intuit Tax Software? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
Last Updated: June 05, 2018
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TaxAct Tax Software
8.7 / 10 - Excellent
#4 in Tax Preparation Software
TurboTax by Intuit
9.6 / 10 - Excellent
#1 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
  • Absolute Zero - $0 Fed. $0 State. $0 To File.
  • Get your maximum refund, guaranteed
  • Capture Your W-2 with Your Smartphone
  • Search Over 350 Deductions
  • Updated with the latest tax laws
  • Help with life changes (dependents, status)
  • Expert support (phone and live chat)

ConsumersAdvocate.org Ratings

8.7 / 10 - Excellent
9/10
Product Features
9/10
Supported Tax Forms
8/10
Online Ease of Use
8/10
Plans and Pricing
9/10
Support Services
9.6 / 10 - Excellent
10/10
Product Features
10/10
Supported Tax Forms
10/10
Online Ease of Use
8/10
Plans and Pricing
9/10
Support Services

Customer Reviews

 (6)
4.4 / 10 - Average
17%
5 stars
0%
4 stars
0%
3 stars
50%
2 stars
33%
1 stars

Final Verdict

TurboTax by Intuit Tax Software has a higher overall rating than TaxAct Tax Software. TurboTax by Intuit scores better than TaxAct across: Product Features, Supported Tax Forms, and Online Ease of Use. Both companies score similarly on Plans and Pricing, and Support Services.


Customer Comments & Reviews

Jon D
Wrentham, Massachusetts
1/12/2018
TurboTax by Intuit Tax Software review
Massachusettes DOR gave me coupon for free filing for TurboTax but TurboTax would not accept it so it cost me an extra $40.00 at the end to efile to state