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Amex Offers: Make Purchase Online at TaxAct (Prepare/Filing Taxes) & Receive

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American Express via Amex Offers is offering select American Express Cardholders: 30% Off Statement Credit when you make purchases online at TaxAct.com (Up to $60 limit in total statement credits) by April 15, 2021.

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Get 30% back as a statement credit by using your enrolled American Express Card to make purchases online at taxact.com by 04/15/2021. Limit of $60 in total statement credits.

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Enrollment limited. Must first add offer to Card and then use same Card to redeem. Only U.S.-issued American Express® Cards are eligible. Limit 1 enrolled Card per Card Member across all American Express offer channels. Your enrollment of an eligible American Express Card for this offer extends only to that Card. Offer valid online at taxact.com and through the merchant mobile app. Offer is non-transferable. Limit of $60 in total statement credits per Card Member. The enrolled Card account must not be cancelled or past due to receive statement credits. Any benefit earned from this offer is in addition to the rewards (i.e. Membership Rewards or cash back) earned as part of your existing Card benefits, but your ability to earn spend-based rewards for the purchase will be based on the amount after any statement credit or other discount is applied. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 4/15/2021, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. Note that American Express may not receive information about your qualifying purchase from merchant until all items from your qualifying purchase have been provided/shipped by merchant. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is returned/cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. For example, your transaction will not qualify if it is not made directly with the merchant. In addition, in most cases, you may not receive the statement credit if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party or if the merchant uses a mobile or wireless card reader to process it. By adding an offer to a Card, you agree that American Express may send you communications about the offer.

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Last Edited by mamzy March 5, 2021 at 01:27 PM
If your AGI (Adjusted Gross Income) is less than 72k the IRS Free file program may work for you.

https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-f...s-for-free




Try Credit Karma Tax software as well. Its free and works well unless you need to file in multiple states.

https://www.creditkarma.com/tax

Credit Karma Tax—is it really free?
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Free Tax USA is also another free federal tax software (+ $12.95 per state - use code FREETAXUSA10 for 10% off)

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I have used taxact for a good 10 years, each year costing $10-15 (federal only).

Last year the same was $64, minus the amex 30% credit. Wow, great deal.
Edit: It's $35 now, not so bad.

Mind you, if you sold stock in 2020, then you need the "Premier" tier for Capital Gains and Losses, Schedule D.
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fyi taxact is the only software that supports form 8997 (QOZ)
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At the very least you can enter your info into a few softwares and see if they all come up with the (more or less) same numbers - you won't be able to see the actual forms without paying, but if they all come to similar numbers insofar as what you pay or owe, there's good confidence they're all correct.

I did that a few years ago when we had an income jump, and I wound up owing a big chunk of change, except TT wanted me to pay a penalty whereas TA and HRB said I didn't owe it because of the income change. They all came up with the same big payment - boo for me, but at least it told me it was very unlikely there was an error somewhere.
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I have been using them forever but they keep raising the price of the downloadable software that it might be time to move on. I really liked the ability to fill in fields direct on the forms vs having to do the Q&A for everything.
Same here - been using them the last 7 years but last year ended up costing me $130. Their state file is almost $50. I'm planning to move on unless they offer a deep discount of some sorts. Suggestions (that include rental properties)
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I had this last year and this year as well. I thought I was getting a deal by getting 30% back on the $60 I paid for the Premier and was happy with my $18 savings until I spoke to my neighbor friend who did the same after hearing it from me.

He was able to talk to TaxAct customer care and haggle it down to the point that he was paying around $60 for Federal and two State returns including e-filing. He was able to give some excuse about COVID and that the $200-220 something that TaxAct wanted was too steep. The rep immediately discounted it heavily which he paid using his AmEx and got 30% credited back.

TLDR; Don't hesitate to haggle before you settle down to pay for your TaxAct service with your AmEx. You may end up with a slightly or a much better deal depending on who you get.
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Mind you, if you sold stock in 2020, then you need the "Premier" tier for Capital Gains and Losses, Schedule D.
Wrong. Deluxe will do it.
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Who do you use now?
I use Credit Karma. It is free and they do state taxes for free as well. Obviously it is free because they use your data to try to sell you stuff but TaxAct, TurboTax, HR Block all do similar things as well, they just charge you up the wazoo to do it.
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I use Credit Karma. It is free and they do state taxes for free as well. Obviously it is free because they use your data to try to sell you stuff but TaxAct, TurboTax, HR Block all do similar things as well, they just charge you up the wazoo to do it.
You could be right if we are talking about web hosted tax application. But I prefer desktop tax applications: it puts me in a better control of my privacy. Also it allows to easier compare filing jointly vs separately.
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Nice!
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Surprisingly neither of my amex cards have tax act offer, only H&R Block
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People should watch a tax-return episode of Patriot Act on Netflix. F all these companies.
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$44 for a state e-filing? that's more expensive than Turbotax!
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does anybody knows if Taxact support Charles schwab to load stock transaction data for calculation of capital gain. doing manually will take so much effort.
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Great deal!
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I need to file 2 states so the $45 Tax Act charges is a deal breaker for me even if Federal is free. Tax Act used to offer great deals like they did last year ($5 Federal and $5 for each state), but if they don't offer anything by mid March I'm going with freetaxusa. Their interface isn't the greatest but if you match the numbers with what you get in Tax Act or TurboTax it shouldn't be too hard. Federal is totally free + $12.95 per state. There is also a 10% coupon that you can easily find on Google, and 15% CB if you go through urlhasbeenblocked. (the wait to get your CB is usually months though). Ends up less than $20 in my case for Fed and 2 states.
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