Last updated on May 10, 2023
Your Privacy Is a Priority to Us
Since your privacy is a priority to us, TaxSlayer will not share nonpublic information
about you with third parties outside of the TaxSlayer corporate family without your
As a U.S. based company offering products related to the preparation of U.S. federal
and state tax returns, TaxSlayer does not market to nor target subjects of other
countries including those in the European Economic Area. In addition, as a provider of
tax preparation software, TaxSlayer may be considered an exempt financial institution
under certain U.S. state privacy laws. While the General Data Protection Regulation
(GDPR) and various data privacy laws do not apply to TaxSlayer, we meet all
rules and regulations relating to data protection and security promulgated by the Internal
Revenue Service and its Security Summit (https://www.irs.gov/privacy-disclosure/security-summit
for more information) and comply with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
role as a service provider or data processor on behalf of a customer or entity that acts
as the data controller (for example, customers of our professional tax software
products or companies that custom-label our Platform). When we act as a service
processing of your personal information.
As a service to our customers, our Platform may contain links to various tax
agencies/services such as IRS.gov. The links provided are maintained by these separate
entities and are not the property of, or affiliated with, TaxSlayer in any way. If you submit
personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy
Similarly, certain portions of our www.taxslayerpro.com may include social media features such
as like or share buttons or widgets. These social media features may collect your IP address
and which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature
of the company providing it. For more information about cookies and to
opt out, click here.
Information We Collect
We collect information from you directly, the devices that you use to interact with us,
and third-party analytics providers.
Information You Give to Us
You may provide the following information to us directly when you enter and use our Platform,
contact us for support, or purchase products and services:
- Contact information, including name, email address, and phone number.
- Account information, such as username and password.
Payment information, including credit card information (collected by us or our third-party payment processor)
is used only to complete your transaction.
Information contained in communications to us, including your requests for support or assistance
and information necessary to contact you or otherwise fulfill your request. We may ask you to share your screen or chat
with us via video conferencing, and we will always ask your permission before recording any of these sessions.
Information you provide to us to prepare or file a tax return using our Platform, which information may include your
Social Security Number, date of birth, income, employment status, marital status, claimed deductions, credits, and other information
necessary to accurately complete your tax return (collectively, "Tax Return Information").
- Banking information, such as account and routing numbers, which we use to facilitate refunds.
- Demographic information.
Information that you make available to us via a social media platform, including content that you post on our
social media pages and community pages.
- Information you submit to inquire about or apply for a job with us.
Information you provide when you provide customer testimonials or feedback; post comments on our blog or community forums;
or participate in our surveys, promotions, marketing events, trade shows, webinars, conferences, training, or product research.
- Any other information you submit to us.
Information We Collect Automatically
information from the device you use to interact with our Platform and services. We also create records when you make purchases or otherwise interact
with the Platform or services.
- Internet service provider
- Device identification number, including mobile device ID and IP address
- Operating system and browser type
Analytical information about how you interact with our Platform and services, including how often you use Platform; access dates
and times; your activities on our Platform, including page views, mouse clicks, movements, and scrolling activity, events that occur
on the Platform; performance information; and referring and exit pages
For more information about cookies and a list of our partners that collect the information described above,
You may be able to limit access of some of these technologies at the individual browser or device level; however,
this limitation may disable or limit some of the features offered. For example, our mobile application may send you push
notifications from time to time in order to update you about any events or promotions that we may be running.
If you no longer wish to receive proper notifications, we will need to collect certain information about your device
such as operating system and user identification information.
Our products and services are not intended for or directed to children under the age of
13, nor do we knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13.
How We Use Your Information
We may use the information we collect for the following purposes:
Tax preparation and related services:
Section 301-7216 of the Internal Revenue Code ("Section 7216") specifically governs the
use and disclosure of "Tax Return Information" as that term is used in Section 7216.
Some states may also have additional laws and regulations related to use and disclosure of the
same information. When you use our Platform, you are the “Tax Return Preparer” under Section 7216. To the extent Section 7216 applies to TaxSlayer as your software provider, we use Tax Return Information only in accordance with Section 7216 to help you prepare and assist in preparing a tax return, to provide services associated with preparing a tax return, and to provide you with other products and services you specifically request or consent to, unless otherwise allowed under applicable law. This Platform is intended for tax preparation professionals, not taxpayer consumers. We do not anticipate any Tax Return Information to be entered by a user of the taxslayerpro.com website.
To complete purchases of products and services you request, including to process payments, fulfill orders,
and service communications, as well as to conduct general business operations, such as accounting, recordkeeping,
As permitted by law, to improve our services, analyze our customer base and purchasing trends and the effectiveness
of our marketing.
As permitted by law, to address questions submitted to our customer or technical support systems and to send updates or
Marketing, advertising, and promotions:
As permitted by law, to send marketing messages; to provide notification of new or related products and services,
enhancements, and promotions; and to personalize advertisements that you see on our services and third-party online platforms
and measure the effectiveness of our advertising.
To personalize your online experience, such as by recording your preferences and settings.
Security and fraud prevention:
To monitor and investigate fraud, identity theft, and other illegal activity; to protect your rights and safety of
others; and to protect and secure our services, Platform, assets, network, and business operations.
To comply with legal process, such as subpoenas, court orders, warrants and other lawful regulatory or law
enforcement requests and to comply with legal requirements.
Unless allowed by applicable law (including Section 7216) and we have your consent, we do not:
- Sell or rent your personal information for money;
Use Tax Return Information to market products or services unrelated to tax
- Share your personal information with third parties for use in their own business.
Disclosure of Information
The privacy and security of your information is important to us. As indicated below, we
may share your information to support the products and services you request, or
provide your information to third parties, upon your specific consent, for products and
services that may benefit you.
We may share your information with the following types of entities:
IRS and State Revenue Authorities:
We disclose Tax Return Information only in
accordance with your requests, such as when filing a tax return with the IRS or state
revenue authority, or as allowed by applicable law (including certain permitted disclosures
to other tax preparers or providers of auxiliary services).
TaxSlayer may be required to preserve and disclose personal information including Tax Return Information,
and any part thereof, without your consent as provided by law, such as, to respond to lawful request by
authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, a subpoena or court
order, judicial process or bankruptcy proceedings, or regulatory authorities to protect against fraud
and in compliance with the IRS Security
Summit. We may also disclose your personal information when we believe
disclosure is necessary to protect your rights and safety, or the rights and safety
of others. We may disclose your information to federal, state, or local officials to
assist in the investigation or prosecution of a crime. As permitted by law, we may
disclose your information to the IRS and Information Sharing and Analysis
Centers (ISACs) to prevent stolen identity refund fraud (SIRF) and as related to
potential cyber security threats.
Acquiring Businesses: Your information may be disclosed in connection with an
actual sale, merger, acquisition, dissolution or transfer of all or a portion of our
business or relevant operating unit. We reserve the right to transfer your
information as part of the transaction. In such an event, you will be notified via
email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership,
incompatible new uses of your personal information, and choices you may have
regarding your personal information.
Affiliates: We may share information about you and the products and services
you have purchased from us to members of the TaxSlayer corporate family and
our parent company of Rhodes Financial Services, LLC, all of whom follow our
Service Providers: In some cases, your information may be disclosed to our
service providers to complete a product purchase, to fulfill a service you request,
or to market one of our products or services. Our service providers include
companies that use Web analytics software or tools, deliver downloadable
products, offer online software applications, or send emails on our behalf. Not all service providers
may be applicable to you. Some service providers are only relevant if you use certain tax forms or otherwise
prepare a tax return using our software. While these relationships may require us to share information, our
service providers are prohibited from using your information other than to act on our behalf.
We provide a list of our service providers and other third parties with whom we
share information through cookies, pixels, and similar tracking technologies on
our Out of Cookies and Similar Technologies
page. For a complete list of our service providers, please contact us at
Joint Marketing and Custom-Label Partners:
We may provide information to
individuals or companies with whom we have a joint marketing arrangement
and/or that custom-label our Platform. We require all marketing and custom-label
partners to have written contracts with us that require them to safeguard
your information and prohibits them from selling, retaining, using, or disclosing
your information for any purpose other than for performing the contract. We only
share Tax Return Information with custom-label partners as permitted under
Online Advertising Partners:
We partner with companies that assist us in
technologies to collect information to personalize, retarget, and measure the
effectiveness of advertising.
Social Media Platforms:
If you interact with us on social media platforms, the
platform may be able to collect information about you and your interaction with
us. If you interact with social medial objects on our Platform, both the social
media platform and your connections on the platform may be able to view that
the relevant social media platform.
Other Platform Visitors:
We may post customer testimonials on our website.
These testimonials may contain personal information such as a customer’s
name. We will obtain your consent to use your name prior to posting your
testimonial. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, contact us at
Our website also offers publicly accessible blogs
and/or community forums. Any information you provide in these areas may be
read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your
personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at
In some cases, we may not be able to remove your
personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so
and why. For example, if you used a third-party application to post such
information, you may need to contact that third-party application directly.
How We Protect Your Information
TaxSlayer understands the importance of protecting customer information and we have
a team dedicated to keeping your information secure. TaxSlayer meets all rules and
regulations relating to data protection and security for the tax industry promulgated by
the Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit
for more information).
TaxSlayer’s web-based and mobile applications secure information by utilizing a variety
of security-related technologies to comply with regulatory standards and our internal
information security policies.
We retain your information for up to three tax years to comply with our legal obligations,
or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that
we no longer use your information to provide you services, contact us at
Your Rights and User Controls
You have control over your personal data and how it’s collected, used, and shared. You
have the right to access any information held by TaxSlayer that you either input directly
or information collected as described above, subject to our data retention policy above.
Request a copy of your information
Upon request, TaxSlayer will provide you with certain personal information you
specifically request by contacting customer support at [email protected] or
via a request sent to our address provided below. Your information will be provided in a
machine-readable format. Any tax returns will be available in a non-fileable format.
Change or correct personal information
You may view, manage, and/or make changes to your personal information by visiting
your account online at www.taxslayerpro.com
and selecting "Account Hub Login"; by emailing our customer support; or via mail as set forth in the
Contact Us section below.
Opt out of technologies
You may choose to opt out of certain technologies used on TaxSlayer’s website, including those used
for online advertising purposes. However, the choice to opt out of certain technologies may affect, alter, or eliminate the
functionality of certain features of or the products and services offered by TaxSlayer. To
review and access opt-out procedures for our third-party technologies, see our
Opt Out of Cookies and Similar Technologies page.
If you exercise these options, please be aware that you may still see advertising, but it
will not be personalized. Nor will exercising these options prevent other companies
from displaying personalized ads to you.
If you delete your cookies, you may also delete your opt-out preferences.
Opt out of email communications
To unsubscribe from receiving general marketing messages from us, please go to
our unsubscribe page.
customer support at [email protected].
You can also write us at:
TaxSlayer Pro Privacy
945 Broad Street
Augusta, GA 30901
subject to the informal resolution and arbitration provisions in our
Terms of Service.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that you feel has not been
addressed satisfactorily, you may also contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution
provider (free of charge) at
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS (“DO NOT SELL OR SHARE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION”)
California law provides California residents with additional rights regarding our
collection and use of your personal information. To learn more about your California
privacy rights, read our
Privacy Notice for California Residents.
Any material changes to our policy will be immediately posted and made available to
consumers on our website. Notification of changes may be made by email or by means
of a notice on the Website.