To check the status of your e-file tax return through TaxACT, visit the E-Filing Center by clicking on the Return Status section of the menu bar on the TaxACT.com homepage, then selecting E-file Status. It defaults to the previous year, but you can access the last five years.
To check your e-file status, you must have filed your return through TaxACT and you need to enter information depending on the tax return type. For 1040 e-file status, you need to enter your Social Security number, ZIP code and last name, then click the green Check E-File Status icon below the fields. E-file status for business or estate tax returns require different information, such as the company name or estate name.
E-file for federal tax returns is becoming a more popular way of filing personal tax returns. TaxACT offers free federal e-filing for Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ when using their software to prepare your tax return. TaxACT offers a variety of tax preparation software options to fit your needs, including a free basic federal version. E-filing your taxes gives you the benefit of having your return accepted much more quickly than with traditional paper filing, so if you are anticipating a refund you receive your money the fastest way possible.