Last updated March 24, 2023
The TaxSlayer software is provided to you by TaxSlayer LLC (“TaxSlayer”, “we”, “our”, “us”). This License Agreement (“Agreement”) applies to the software made available to you via our Website (TaxSlayer.com) for tax return preparation and, if selected, TaxSlayer's Electronic Filing Services and ancillary services including IRS Audit Defense and Audit Assistance (collectively, the “Services”), and all related sites, players, widgets, tools, applications, data, software, application programmatic interfaces (APIs), and other services (collectively the “Platform”).
As used in this Agreement, the terms "you", "your", or "user" are synonymous, and refer to the person using the Platform in any way. A "registered user" is a user from whom TaxSlayer has received the information necessary to permit such person to print or electronically file a tax return prepared using the Platform and who complies with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Note that you must be a registered user to be eligible for the guarantee and limited warranty described below.
Subject to our Terms of Service and your payment of any required fees (if applicable), TaxSlayer grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable license to use the Platform to the extent permitted by its intended functionality for your own individual, personal, non-commercial purposes and not for the sublicense to or use by third parties. Specifically, you are granted a license to prepare a single, valid tax return and, after proper registration and any applicable payment, to electronically file such tax return.
You may only access and/or use the Platform through official published sites, services, applications, or methods that TaxSlayer or our licensed partners make available to you. Any access or use of our Platform through an application, site, service, or method provided by a party other than TaxSlayer or one of our licensed partners is strictly prohibited, outside the scope of the license granted herein, and may subject your account to termination and other legal action. Any other use not authorized herein, or by TaxSlayer in writing, is strictly prohibited and a violation of this Agreement.
The terms of this Agreement will govern any content, materials, or services accessible from or purchased within the Platform as well as upgrades provided by TaxSlayer that replace or supplement the original Platform, unless such upgrade is accompanied by a separate license agreement.
You agree that TaxSlayer is not acting as your agent or fiduciary in connection with your use of the Platform or any External Services (see Section 5 below). You may not use the Platform to prepare tax returns, schedules, or worksheets on a professional basis (i.e., for a preparer's or other fee). TaxSlayer shall have no responsibility or liability for damages or claims relating to any use of the Platform on a professional basis (i.e., for a preparer’s or other fee for tax preparation services), and you agree to indemnify TaxSlayer against any claims relating to such use.
Other than the limited license granted to you in this Agreement, TaxSlayer reserves all patent, copyright, trade secret, trade name, trademark, and other proprietary rights related to the Platform.
Except as otherwise specifically permitted in this Agreement, you shall not: (a) modify, download, intercept, or create any derivative works of the Platform, including any translations or localizations thereof; (b) access or use the Platform through an Platform or means not authorized by TaxSlayer; (c) copy, store, edit, change, exploit, download, modify, prepare any derivative work of, or alter in any way any of the content made available through the Platform; (d) license, sell, rent, lease, encumber, transfer, assign, distribute, disclose, post, make available, permit time-sharing or simultaneous use of, or otherwise exploit the Platform to or for the benefit of any third party; (e) distribute or make the Platform available over a network where it could be used by multiple devices at the same time(e); (f) reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code, algorithms, underlying ideas, or structure or organization of the Platform; (g) remove or alter any trademark, logo, copyright or other proprietary notices, legends, symbols, or labels on the Platform; (h) publish or provide any results of any Platform, in whole or in part, aggregated or otherwise, to a third party without the prior written consent of TaxSlayer; (i) provide your username and password used to access the Platform to any third party for any purpose other than protection or encryption of account credentials; (j) use any systems or means, automated or otherwise, to access, acquire, copy, scrape, spider, harvest, or monitor any part of the Platform; (k) circumvent any technological measures employed by or on behalf of TaxSlayer to protect the Platform; (l) use any other technologies or initiate any other activities that may harm the Platform, or the interests or property of TaxSlayer or other users of the Platform; or (m) aid or encourage any third party to engage in any activity that would constitute a breach of this Agreement.
You agree that you will not use the Platform in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Platform or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Platform. You will not use the Platform to violate any applicable law, rule or regulation and you will not encourage or enable others to violate any applicable law, rule, or regulation. While using the Platform, you will not: inflict emotional distress on others, humiliate, assault, or threaten others, impersonate others or misrepresent your affiliation, stalk, harass or harm another individual, collect or store personal data about other users, spam or send unsolicited communications to others, or otherwise participate in activity that may result in liability of any kind.
You agree to review your tax return data for indications of obvious errors prior to transmitting that data to your return preparer. You are responsible for acquiring and maintaining all equipment, computers, software, and communications services (such as cellular data charges) relating to the access and use of the Platform, and for all related expenses and applicable taxes.
You agree that TaxSlayer may collect and use technical data and related information—including but not limited to technical information about your device, system and Platform software, and peripherals—that is gathered periodically to facilitate the provision of software updates, product support, and other services to you (if any) related to the Platform. We may use this information to improve our products or to provide services or technologies to you.
You agree that TaxSlayer is permitted to access and use any tax return and other information provided by you in order to perform the Services and, if necessary, to access such information to obtain contact information in order to provide notifications relating to the Services to you.
Each software version shall generally be available for three years after its release date. The Customer’s access to the Platform and this License terminates upon the expiration of the software version, unless earlier terminated by either party.
TaxSlayer may revoke and/or terminate the foregoing license with respect to any aspect of the Platform at any time, for any or no reason. Your rights under this Agreement will terminate automatically if you fail to comply with any of its terms.
ANY USE OF THE PLATFORM NOT SPECIFICALLY PERMITTED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
In addition, TaxSlayer reserves the right, at any time, to change the terms of this Agreement by publishing notice of such changes on its website (www.TaxSlayer.com). Any use of the Platform by you after TaxSlayer's publication of any such changes shall constitute your acceptance of this Agreement as modified.
The Platform may enable access to TaxSlayer’s and/or third-party services and websites (collectively and individually, “External Services”). You agree to use the External Services at your sole risk. TaxSlayer is not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy of any third-party External Services, and shall not be liable for any such third-party External Services. Data displayed by any Platform or External Service, including but not limited to financial, medical, and location information, is for general informational purposes only and is not guaranteed by TaxSlayer or its agents. You will not use the External Services in any manner that is inconsistent with the terms of this Agreement or that infringes the intellectual property rights of TaxSlayer or any third party. You agree not to use the External Services to harass, abuse, stalk, threaten or defame any person or entity, and that TaxSlayer is not responsible for any such use. External Services may not be available in all languages or in your country, and may not be appropriate or available for use in any particular location. To the extent you choose to use such External Services, you are solely responsible for compliance with any applicable laws. TaxSlayer reserves the right to change, suspend, remove, disable, or impose access restrictions or limits on any External Services at any time without notice or liability to you.
YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT USE OF THE LICENSED PLATFORM IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE LICENSED PLATFORM AND ANY SERVICES PERFORMED OR PROVIDED BY THE LICENSED PLATFORM ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE,” WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND TAXSLAYER HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE LICENSED PLATFORM AND ANY SERVICES, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OF ACCURACY, OF QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY LICENSOR OR ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY. SHOULD THE LICENSED PLATFORM OR SERVICES PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATIONS ON APPLICABLE STATUTORY RIGHTS OF A CONSUMER, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL LICENSOR BE LIABLE FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE LICENSED PLATFORM, HOWEVER CAUSED, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY (CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) AND EVEN IF LICENSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, OR OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL LICENSOR’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES (OTHER THAN AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW IN CASES INVOLVING PERSONAL INJURY) EXCEED THE GREATER OF THE AMOUNT OF FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) OR THE PURCHASE PRICE YOU PAID FOR THE SOFTWARE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY EVEN IF THE ABOVE STATED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
You may not use or otherwise export or re-export the Platform except as authorized by United States law and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Platform was obtained. In particular, but without limitation, the Platform may not be exported or re-exported (a) into any U.S.-embargoed countries or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's Specially Designated Nationals List or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Persons List or Entity List. By using the Platform, you represent and warrant that you are not located in any such country or on any such list. You also agree that you will not use the Platform for any purposes prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture, or production of nuclear, missile, or chemical or biological weapons.
The Platform and related documentation are “Commercial Items”, as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R. §2.101, consisting of “Commercial Computer Software” and “Commercial Computer Software Documentation”, as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202, as applicable. Consistent with 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, as applicable, the Commercial Computer Software and Commercial Computer Software Documentation are being licensed to U.S. Government end users (a) only as Commercial Items and (b) with only those rights as are granted to all other end users pursuant to the terms and conditions herein.
Any claim, controversy, or dispute arising out of or in connection with this License Agreement shall be subject to informal resolution and arbitration provisions in our Terms of Service.
If you have any questions regarding this Agreement, you may contact us at email@example.com or via First Class Registered U.S. mail, overnight courier, or personal service to TaxSlayer LLC, 945 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901.
Please read the Terms of Service below. They cover the terms and conditions that apply to your use of this website (the "Website," or "Site"). TaxSlayer, LLC. ("TaxSlayer") may change the Terms of Service from time to time. By continuing to use the Site following such modifications, you agree to be bound by such modifications to the Terms of Service.
General Terms and Conditions. In consideration of use of the Site, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the registration page and (b) to maintain and update this information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, TaxSlayer has the right to terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site. You agree not to resell or transfer the Site or use of or access to the Site.
You acknowledge and agree that you must: (a) provide for your own access to the World Wide Web and pay any service fees associated with such access, and (b) provide all equipment necessary for you to make such connection to the World Wide Web, including a computer and modem or other access device.
By using the TaxSlayer.com web site, including any applets, software, and content contained therein, you agree that use of the Site is entirely at your own risk. THE SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY FOR INFORMATION, DATA, SERVICES, UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS, OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE. SPECIFICALLY, TAXSLAYER DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (1) ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, USEFULNESS, OR CONTENT OF INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AND (2) ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTUOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION.
NEITHER TAXSLAYER NOR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, AFFILIATES, WEBSITE CO-BRANDING PROVIDERS OR CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR OTHER THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF USE OF SERVICE OR INABILITY TO GAIN ACCESS TO OR USE THE SERVICE OR OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE RESPECTIVE LIABILITY OF TAXSLAYER, ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, AFFILIATES, WEBSITE CO-BRANDING PROVIDERS AND CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS RESPECTIVE LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.
TaxSlayer is the owner and/or authorized user of any trademark, registered trademark and/or service mark appearing at this Web Site, and is the copyright owner or licensee of the content and/or information on this Website including but not limited to any screens appearing at the Site. You may not download and/or save a copy of any of the screens except as otherwise provided in these Terms of Service, for any purpose. However, you may print a copy of the information on this Site for your personal use or records. If you make other use of this Site, except as otherwise provided above, you may violate copyright and other laws of the United States, other countries, as well as applicable state laws and may be subject to penalties. TaxSlayer does not grant any license or other authorization to any user of its trademarks, registered trademarks, service marks, or other copyrightable material or other intellectual property, by placing them on this Website.
TaxSlayer reserves the right to change any information on this Website including but not limited to revising and/or deleting features or other information without prior notice. Clicking on certain links within this Website might take you to other web sites for which TaxSlayer assumes no responsibility of any kind for the content, availability or otherwise. (See "Links from and to this Website" below.) The content presented at this Site may vary depending upon your browser limitations.
User Conduct On the Site.
While using the Site, you may not:
TaxSlayer has no obligation to monitor the Site. However, you acknowledge and agree that TaxSlayer has the right to monitor the Site electronically from time to time and to disclose any information as necessary or appropriate to satisfy any law, regulation or other governmental request, to operate the Site properly, or to protect itself or its customers. TaxSlayer will not intentionally monitor or disclose any private electronic-mail message unless required by law. TaxSlayer reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that, in its sole discretion, are unacceptable, undesirable, inappropriate or in violation of these Terms of Service.
Unless otherwise indicated for a particular communication, any communications or material of any kind that you e-mail, post or otherwise transmit through this Website, including data, questions, comments or suggestions ("your Communications") will be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary. In addition, TaxSlayer is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in your Communications for any purpose including, but not limited to, developing and marketing products using such information without compensation to you.
Failure to Comply With Terms and Conditions and Termination. You acknowledge and agree that TaxSlayer may terminate your password or account or deny you access to all or part of the Site without prior notice if you engage in any conduct or activities that TaxSlayer in its sole discretion believes violate any of the terms and conditions, violate the rights of TaxSlayer, or is otherwise inappropriate for continued access.
You acknowledge and agree that TaxSlayer may in its sole discretion deny you access through TaxSlayer to any materials stored on the Internet, or to access third party services, merchandise or information on the Internet through TaxSlayer, and TaxSlayer shall have no responsibility to notify any third-party providers of services, merchandise or information nor any responsibility for any consequences resulting from lack of notification.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold TaxSlayer and its affiliates harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising in any way from your use of the Site or the placement or transmission of any message, information, software or other materials through the Site by you or users of your account or related to any violation of these Terms of Service by you or users of your account.
Links from and to this Website. You acknowledge and agree that TaxSlayer and any of its website co-branding providers have no responsibility for the accuracy or availability of information provided by linked sites. Links to external web sites do not constitute an endorsement by TaxSlayer or its website co-branding providers of the sponsors of such sites or the content, products, advertising or other materials presented on such sites.
Information in the many web pages that are linked to TaxSlayer's Website comes from a variety of sources. Some of this information comes from official TaxSlayer licensees, but much of it comes from unofficial or unaffiliated organizations and individuals, both internal and external to TaxSlayer. TaxSlayer does not author, edit, or monitor these unofficial pages or links. You acknowledge and agree that TaxSlayer and its Website Co-branding Providers shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on such external sites or resources.
Other Information. TaxSlayer is taking reasonable and appropriate measures, including encryption, to ensure that your personal information is disclosed only to those specified by you. However, the Internet is an open system and we cannot and do not guarantee that the personal information you have entered will not be intercepted by others and decrypted.
If you wish to make purchases through the Site, you may be asked by the merchant or information or service provider from whom you are making the purchase to supply certain information, including credit card or other payment mechanism information. You agree not to hold TaxSlayer liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of any such dealings with any merchant or information or service provider through the Site. You agree that all information you provide any merchant or information or service provider through the Site for purposes of making purchases will be accurate, complete and current. The merchants and information and service providers offering merchandise, information and services through the Site set their own prices and may change prices or institute new prices at any time. You agree to pay all charges incurred by users of your account and credit card or other payment mechanism at the prices in effect when such charges are incurred. You also will be responsible for paying any applicable taxes relating to purchases through the Site.
IRS Circular 230 Notice. Nothing in our communications with you (including, but not limited to, any emails, web site content, attachments, enclosures or other accompanying materials) relating to any federal tax transaction or matter are considered to be "covered opinions" as described in Circular 230.
Miscellaneous. The Terms of Service and the relationship between you and TaxSlayer shall be governed by the laws of the State of Georgia without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and TaxSlayer agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the state of Georgia.
The failure of TaxSlayer to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Service remain in full force and effect.
Pricing. By using this site you acknowledge and agree that TaxSlayer provides listing prices only as a guide. Pricing is determined at the time or print/e-file and is subject to change at any time without prior notice.
* Classic and Premium packages include all available online IRS forms. Pricing based upon customer service selections. "Everything" refers to all applicable IRS forms and schedules and the preparation of a federal tax return.