For basic 1040 ez returns hands down the best app available. Took me less than 30 mins to get my info typed in and saved. Took longer to try and setup my wireless printer and sync with iPad to print return. Very user friendly as always will help guide you step by step. You have to be a complete moron to not be able to use this app. My only complaint would be that after wasting over an hour setting up my wireless printer the print button in the app would not allow me to print from my iPad. So I’ll just get on my laptop to print no biggie. Yes TurboTax is very quick with there scan and go but they will overcharge the crap out of you. As always no surprise fees with TaxSlayer. I used TurboTax once years ago and paid over 120 to process my return, as always taxslayer charged a fair flat rate 53 dollars. Thanks again for the fast fair tax service Taxslayer.
Each time I try to log in the app, it shows the loading screen and never comes off of that loading screen no matter how many times I restart the app, phone, or even uninstall, and reinstall the app. Plus the whole deductions and write offs and health marketplace 1095 situation they don’t have every single corresponding document type like 1095-B or 1095-C all they have is a 1095-A. I can see they tried to fast track the selection process for the taxes but the app and the website was super confusing. I expected a learning curve/learning time to get some understanding of the system. But a lot of times my taxes were being kicked back because the system used not the IRS. It took me 5 or 6 times to correct it and I hope they follow through on the package I purchased too with the tax help after the fact. The only thing I appreciated was the schedule C page and the ease of the process to enter the amount. But your IT department has a lot of room to cover to make it easier to enter certain deductions or build a search tool that will automatically go to the correct page to enter said amounts ex. Mileage, utilities purchased to perform the job.
I tried other tax services like H&R Block and Intuit. However, Tax Slayer got me the most money back and was fairly easy to use. However, Tax Slayer really needs to make it easier to delete a dependent and to be able to view your dependent. I uploaded my taxes from last year which had my daughter on there that I couldn’t claim this year. Tax Slayer automatically added her to my taxes this year and there wasn’t a place on here where I could delete her or even review that part of my taxes. I did check some boxes by her name but for some reason they still included her. I ended up having to go and email them and wait almost 24 hrs for a response and then they was able to take me to that section and allow me to take her off of my taxes. So I hope tax slayer will make this process easier in the future and have a place where people can take their dependents off. I would also suggest having a box you can check on each thing that explains what it is. Other then that it was pretty easy to use.
This couldn’t have been any easier on a mobile device. I jumped into it on my MacBook a few months ago to see what my tax situation was looking like and easily just wrapped up the loose ends on my iPhone in a matter of minutes. Seriously, a few years ago I would have never done my taxes on a phone, but TaxSlayer is ahead of the curve with mobile-first optimizations. I did do diligence and ran my numbers through other software just to see if the money I owed was less. Nope! TaxSlayer got everything. Taxes done been slayed!!!
I have had nothing but problems with Tax Slayer. They made an error on my tax return, causing me to file an amendment, and paying an additional $1,200 that I wasn’t expecting or budgeting to. I also had to pay tax slayer an additional $45 for the amendment in March. I was able to move on, until my account was charged for a NSF fee for $86 for tax slayer, who took over 4 months to charge my account for the first time I filed taxes in February. I logged in and I can’t find how to make a payment anywhere, either. I am a student, on minimum wage and live paycheck to paycheck. I am happy to pay my bills but there is no excuse for tax slayer to withhold a payment for over 4 months. Their poorly executed business has cost me more than it would have to have taxes filed elsewhere and caused much unnecessary stress and anxiety for myself. I would not recommend this tax preparation software to anyone.
March 2023: 2019 tax year was the first time I used TaxSlayer, and their system had a problem regarding a fairly unusual form. It was a real hassle to get it done correctly…but it was eventually resolved. After I filed, I got a call from TaxSlayer apologizing, promising to fix it for 2020, and refunding my fee. As a result, I raised the stars from 2 to 5. And, even in 2019, every person I talked to was very knowledgeable....it was just a system problem. So bottom line is I am still happily using TaxSlayer.
For years I’ve used turbo tax but for some reason this year was wonky even though my situation hasn’t change, not to mention the cost had went up again. Anyhoo- I figured I’d venture out and try something different. I was so pleased that all my info from previous years with turbo tax was easily downloaded in no time and e-filing was a BREEZE; best part is it only cost me half of what I’ve paid in the past. I truly am impressed with this service, app, etc.... I think their name represents them very well!
I have used Taxslayer since 2003. I took a break and used a tax accountant for a few years. What I found was I did a better job using Taxslayer. I appreciate the way data is inputed, just like a checklist. I have a paper checklist of everything i need to gather, and as its received I input into Taxslayer. Less and less deductions are available with new tax laws in effect. Having Taxslayer on top of the changes is immeasurably calming when I prepare our taxes. Lastly, the price is a bargain. Forever customer, Andrea.
There were too many glitches when trying to check out it took me almost 2 days to complete the check I have due to website getting hung up in different areas. I had already entered so much information I did not want to have to completely redo on another site however I probably would not have use this site if I do known it was going to be this many problems
You guys just lost a customer and I hope everyone leaves this company because I didn’t get my second stimulus check and other tax companies have paid their customers the $600. The fact you open up an account that’s closed and the IRS sent it to that so I don’t get my money when all my bank info hasn’t changed in 10 years!!! You guys caused me to not have money for my daughter and I to eat!!!! I was planning on that money so I’m done with you frauds and you don’t care about your customers. No one has reached out to me at all nothing. So inconsiderate goodbye. Telling everyone I know to stay away from you people. I’m a combat veteran too and I needed that money. You guys don’t even care about the military.
This was excellent and the easiest taxes I have ever done myself! We have been paying a tax accountant three times what it cost for this return. We also bought the will that was offered for both of us. The help sections were great and though it took me days because I needed to keep getting things needed from the IRS page, my bad, not Taxslayers. I highly recommend this service it is really easy and through!!
You made this much more easier than I imagined. I appreciate having a phone number to call and discuss with your team as well as email to send questions. The team is accommodating, professional, and offered answers quickly. Thank you again - Tom
This absolutely was the worst tax company ever. The bank They use ,where they take their fees out, has been holding my refund . For 15 days fraudulently. If I would’ve known what I know now I would’ve never use this company. If you’re going to do your taxes, please don’t use this company I called to check to ask to see why my funds are being held and they were extremely rude to me. It’s not tax slayer per se it’s the bank they use to take the fees out and distribute funds. I may never get my income tax refund back. The IRS can’t expedite my funds out of their bank account. So if you want to lose all of your money, do your taxes with TaxSlayer👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼
I had a difficult time this year with my filing. It was easier in the years before. I do my taxes each year and just seemed to get lost understanding the wording of information needed. Will probably need to go to another tax site next year and see if that helps. The fees are more if after certain dates can’t understand why that is. I was once paying 99$ plus now today it jumped to 109$ plus. That’s just not right to do people that way. Oh well. Who cares Right.?
This year my old computer didn’t like it using safari or Firefox so I downloaded the app which was fine. I had a glitch when I didn’t have my bank routing number and when I went to log back in it was not allowing it but did after a short wait. Also if you’re not careful you may end up adding extras at the end like paying for preparation of a will.
Filing was okay but not thorough. TurboTax is better in a way that it makes to ask all questions while TaxSlayer does not. TaxSlayer is cheaper than TurboTax. The printing was not working and I’m sure others have had this problem. I needed to print my forms out and the print button was not working. I waited a couple minutes and signed out, nothing was working, including printing on their website. The printing help did not work on the Q&A. Disappointed.
Awesome and easy to use!!! Thanks Slayer for helping my with my taxes!
TaxSlayer makes it easy to file my return. Being a return customer they had my information on file and my taxes were done in a snap. I also like the added piece of mind (for a small price) that they will help me if there is problems with my refund. Great product, great company!
It is much easier to file now. This is the first year I did not run into any issues while filing. It is a much easier layout than before very strait forward. Thank you to the developers you have done a excellent job.
The interface could use some minor improvements, but overall an easy and free tax refund calculator/ submitting tool. I was able to submit my federal and state taxes and saved the $250 I paid liberty last year. The app is secure and uses Face ID before showing any personal information, even if the phone is unlocked and you are using another app. I loved that feature. The app also was not clogged with a bunch of advertisements or annoying pop ups. How refreshing! Overall I’d recommend this to anybody who was filing their taxes and had a simple return they felt comfortable doing themselves. Great tool.
I just took a standard deduction. I just have one W-2, and that's it. But it forced me into the "Premium Edition" and offered no option for the simple version. Of course they don't tell you that they forced you into the premium edition until the very last step. If you're going to force someone into the premium edition, at least be up front about it. Don't try to hide it until the very last step. If you had, at least, been honest about it, I wouldn't have been forced to do 1 star.
Switched from intuit to taxslayer last year because intuit tried to trick me, repeatedly, into agreeing to allow them to use my info for purposes other than tax preparation. Requiring you to do so is illegal, so they allow you to decline, but not without presenting the opt in as though it were regular boilerplate required to proceed. This year, taxslayer picked up the same garbage behavior. Plus like 15 screens trying to get you to sign up for other garbage addons. If I qualified to use the IRS tool, I'd be there in a heartbeat.
Dead links, weird loops and surprise routing is abundant. Used them for years, but cannot even access prior year returns in the app anymore- just dead links. State return for 2023 cannot be accessed after initial entry, and per tech support this state return is inaccessible via iphone or safari! No real benefit to the app. Unsure if certain state credits are even allowable to enter. Even saw some guided step noted as a "Less comman" deduction. Yikes. Maybe need to find another vendor at this point for the money they charge.
This is a great app and site for filing your taxes.. I had previous used turbo tax but they were very very friendly about it this year.. I also tried the opirs website but that was the same. Then I tried TaxSlayer and was immediately impressed with the service. Ian’s I’m going to get more than last year’s refund.
I will never use another tax service! Taxslayer is easy and very efficient. I get the response as I’m going through my tax information and deductions. I love this app and I just can’t express how relieved I am to use this during tax season
Tell people up front that the streamlined pay with your return bit involves you guys getting a $39 "processing fee". It could be right there next to the offer so people can make an informed decision or perhaps they could be sure they've got that the filing costs on hand and avoid the hidden fee. I only gave you my business cause I'm tired of inputting info manually, tried TaxAct and they were sneaky about the state return cost if you don't qualify for free file. I'll never use either of you again.
While this still IS NOT COMPLETELY FREE it's way cheaper then turbo tax. TurboTax free version tried to charge me $120 after lying to me that my return was $30 lower than I knew it to be. Taxslayer gave me the correct return and only charged $30. But even paying $30 to prove to my state that I don't own taxes and they don't owe me a return is ABSOLUTELY ABSURD. Gotta love living in the only country to do this to their citizens. Woo merica.
The prices for state return is pushing me to consider a different online program. Pricing on state returns should be more inline with if it’s a simple return or has additional forms required for it to be filed. $37 for simple state return versus just the price of the classic federal option shows where you are ripping people off.
No complaints other than it upgrades you from free to having to pay $100+. Had I known that and not spent the amount of time that I did doing my own taxes, I’d have just gone to a professional at that point. Otherwise it was fairly easy to use, time consuming but I got my taxes filed and accepted by both federal and state.
I have been using TaxSlayer for probably about 10 years now and it never lets me down. Quick, easy & simple to use every year. I don’t think I would ever go any other way then TaxSlayer. It’s not that expensive either! Keep up the great work!
This company says it’s free then when you get finished filling out all the forms and you’re ready to file they tell you there’s a charge and when you actually see what all the charges are it’s almost $100 This company says it’s free then when you get finished filling out all the forms and you’re ready to file they tell you there’s a charge and when you actually see what ALL of the charges are it’s almost $100
We should not be forced to only use the Premium package while others have options to use less expensive services. Some of us are on a fixed income and the $74 charge that I just received was not appreciated!!!
I have admit I started my return with Turbo Tax and when I got to the fees.....I hit DELETE. I put in all my info and numbers got a good return and 1/2 the cost on fees. TURBO TAX wanted to charge me for deducting the fees from my refund. $40 this is STUPID go with TAXSLAYER and you won’t go wrong. Thanks Tony
I would never recommend this to a friend. I’ve never been more frustrated doing taxes in my life. Horrible experience, called several times for technical support and received rude responses and zero answers. If you’re looking for a hassle and waste of money and time get tax slayer. Note: I very rarely write a negative review. My 2020 taxes have been one of the most frustrating things I’ve dealt with. Will be looking elsewhere next year.
The tax app I usually use increased prices dramatically this year, and I set out to find another one. TaxSlayer gave me the same results as the app I’ve been using and saved me about $70. Which I will need, as I owe some on federal taxes this year.
I can’t stay logged in because there is no option to “remember me” and Face ID does not work. Settings revert every time I close the app. Developer needs to work on this. The whole point of having a mobile app is to stay logged in.
Like so many of these tax programs, they are not free as they claim. They are actually outrageously expensive. If you have a single dependent, they will charge you an outrageous filing fee of about $75 and yet another fee if you want to actually print out your tax form. We ended up wasting a bunch of time before driving to the library to pick up paper forms. They should pay me for wasting my time.
I have problems with this App every single year I use it. You’d think I’d learn and just stop using it but I haven’t lol. But I will for sure now. It keeps skipping past the edit AGI part to fix my return and I can’t do anything about it. Quite annoying. Good thing after years of using this app I finally figured out a different way to edit those numbers.
Speaking with a “tax expert” is basically a waste of time. They so don’t answer most questions directly, but rather try to lead you to your own conclusions. The upload document option checked boxes that were not checked on my tax statement. Then they try to upsell you at the end and make the decline options barely visible. Shady app that was more trouble than it was worth.
On top of lobbying Congress so I have to use this awful app, they can’t even be bothered to update it to be usable for filing. I’ve been trying to access it for 3 days just for it to forever load and load. Tried to use the web version and it failed because it’s redirecting me so much. I hope TaxSlayer and all the other tax prep companies go under very soon.
TaxSlayer takes the stress out of tax filing, with step-by-step instructions and a 100% accuracy guarantee. Easily prepare your federal and state tax return using your smartphone or any device. Choose the tax filing option that’s right for you. Unlimited phone and email support are always included. • File from any device - Mark taxes off your to-do list anytime, from anywhere. File your return on the go with your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. • Prior year compare - Before you file, we check and provide year over year comparisons to ensure you get everything you deserve. • Upload a return - Switching from another tax service is easy – upload your tax return, and we’ll import the data for you. • Max refund guarantee - We guarantee you will receive the maximum refund you are entitled, or we will refund you the applicable TaxSlayer purchase price paid. • Unlimited Support - Get the help you need when you need it with unlimited phone and email support included. Want more? From Ask a Tax Pro to Audit Defense, we have you covered. • Zero out-of-pocket fees - We offer you the option to deduct your TaxSlayer filing fees directly from your federal tax refund. • Safe and secure - We take security seriously. Protecting your tax information when you’re filing and when you’re finished is our top priority, always. *Now available in Spanish! **TaxSlayer Simply Free Features** • Federal $0, State $0 – Start, prepare, and file your tax return for free if you qualify. • Fast, easy filing – Our best option for tax filers with simple situations, filing as single or married with a W-2 and no dependents. • Education tax breaks - Max your refund with student loan interest deduction and education credits included. **TaxSlayer Classic Features** • All deductions & credits - Get all the tax breaks you deserve – children or dependents, homeowners, retirement income, interest, dividends, investments and more. • All income types - Tax filing for all tax situations – no forced upgrades or form restrictions. Everything you need included. • IRS inquiry assistance - We will work with you to resolve IRS inquiries regarding your federal return for up to one year after the IRS accepts your e-file. **TaxSlayer Premium Features** • Priority support - Skip-the-line and get phone, email, and live chat support when you need it. Talk to a real person for convenient technical help to get through your return fast. • Ask a Tax Pro - One-on-one help from a tax professional for your toughest tax questions. Unlimited, personal guidance – file your return with the confidence you did it right. • IRS audit assistance - Our trusted staff of enrolled agents (EAs) and IRS certified experts are ready to assist you in the case of an IRS audit, up to three years after the IRS accepts your e-file. **TaxSlayer Self-Employed Features** • 1099 & Schedule C support - Maximize your work expense deductions and receive 1099 income and Schedule C guidance. Get the peace of mind you deserve with unlimited phone, email, and live chat support. • Ask a Self-Employment Tax Pro - If you’re self-employed, you know that your tax situation tends to be a little different. Talk to a tax professional with self-employed expertise for your most difficult questions. • Tax payment reminders - Keep up with your tax payments all year and avoid unnecessary fees. Print payment vouchers in a few simple steps, then get back to business.