How to Delete TaxAct Account Permanently

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How to Delete a TaxAct Account Without a Headache

Online services like TaxAct can help simplify the tax process, although that doesn't mean it's all benefits. With the amount of personal information that such services store, you might need to learn how to delete a TaxAct account if you no longer plan on using the service.

You don’t have to figure it out on your own, can streamline the process and help you protect your sensitive information by permanently deleting your account.

The Benefits of Deleting a TaxAct Account

While leaves the door open, permanently deleting a TaxAct account can give you a different level of peace of mind. Here are a few considerations when thinking about permanently deleting a TaxAct account:

  • Nobody can reactivate your account without your knowledge
  • Your personal information will be permanently unreachable
  • Sensitive information cannot be used to open up other accounts
  • You can still sign up for a new account if you ever want to

Even with adequate security that follows industry standards, inactive accounts are simply dangerous—especially when they store tax information. Though you should still go ahead and remove all of your personal information if you no longer use your TaxAct account, taking the next step and deleting your account creates a permanent dead-end for bad actors looking to access your data.

Deleting a TaxAct Account by Yourself

If you no longer use TaxAct, you might be thinking about deleting or disabling your account for safekeeping. TaxAct first recommends simply going into your account and swapping in fictitious data for your sensitive personal information.

To go beyond that, you can follow these steps to deactivate your account:

  1. After logging in, look for any documents you wish to keep
  2. Select My TaxAct (top right-hand corner)
  3. Select the "Update Your Account Information" option
  4. Choose the "Disable Your Account" option at the bottom
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Although it's somewhat straightforward to disable or deactivate your TaxAct account, it's worth noting that this is not the same thing as actually deleting an account. Like most companies, TaxAct wants to retain as many accounts as possible, and deactivating is always preferable to permanent deletion.

For the full security of a permanently deleted account, you will need to deactivate your account and then contact TaxAct customer service for additional steps.

How to Delete a TaxAct Account with DoNotPay

Instead of trying to do it all on your own, DoNotPay can solve your problem for you in just 7 easy steps:

  1. Go to Delete Old Accounts product on DoNotPay.

  2. Select the type of account you are trying to delete, such as email, streaming service, social media, gaming, eCommerce, and more.

  3. Tell us more about your account, including usernames and associated emails / phone numbers.

  4. Help us verify your account ownership by entering the date you first created the account, when you last logged in, any payment methods saved under the account, etc.

  5. Upload photographic evidence if you have any that can help prove your account ownership.

  6. Enter any last known or previously used passwords.

  7. Enter your contact information and submit the task!

Why You Should Use DoNotPay to Delete a TaxAct Account

The central point of services like TaxAct is convenience, as it allows you to store your information and guide you through the tax process with minimal effort. Deleting your account isn't meant to be convenient, however, which is why DoNotPay can step in to help.

Thanks to its customer-focused model designed to solve problems as efficiently as possible, DoNotPay will save you time and effort while ensuring that your account is completely deleted.

DoNotPay can also help you in case you have a problem—like not knowing your password.

Because of consumer data privacy laws, you have a right as a consumer to safeguard your information and DoNotPay can quickly step in to assist. In the event you do not know your TaxAct password and are having trouble deactivating or deleting your account, DoNotPay can contact TaxAct for you and make sure you get the results you're looking for.

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