Last updated on December 29, 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 (freefile.taxslayer.com) ("Site") for tax return preparation and, if selected, TaxSlayer's electronic filing services (collectively, the "Services"), and all related sites, players, widgets, tools, applications, data, software, application programmatic interfaces (APIs), and other services (collectively the "Platform").
1. SCOPE OF LICENSE
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-sublicensable 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.
3. CONSENT TO USE OF DATA
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.
4. MODIFICATION, REVOCATION, OR TERMINATION OF LICENSE
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 Site. Any use of the Platform by you after TaxSlayer's publication of any such changes shall constitute your acceptance of this Agreement as modified.
5. NO WARRANTY
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.
6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
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.
8. COMMERCIAL ITEMS
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.
9. GOVERNING LAW; ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES
Any claim, controversy, or dispute arising out of or in connection with this License Agreement shall be subject to the Governing Law and Disputes section of our Terms of Service.
QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS AGREEMENT
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.