TaxACT(R) Launches Tablet App for Free Tax Preparation on Tablet, Web
Taxpayers Can Securely Prepare and E-file Federal Tax Returns Free
Through TaxACT's Tablet App or a Browser With the Same Username and
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/01/12 -- TaxACT 2012 Free
Federal Edition is now available as an app for iPad(R) and
Android(TM) tablets. The tablet app gives all taxpayers another
convenient way to do their federal taxes free, securely and
accurately -- anytime, anywhere.
TaxACT is the first to offer a mobile tax preparation app allowing
users secure access to returns through the tablet app and a browser
via TaxACT Online(R) with the same username and password. Unlike
tablet and smartphone tax preparation apps for 2011 returns, TaxACT
users can create a return through either the tablet app or online at
www.taxact.com, and then use both locations interchangeably.
Tablet owners don't have to download the app to use TaxACT. All
TaxACT Online products are optimized for tablet browsers.
An updated version of the app with 2012 IRS forms will be released in
early January, along with final versions of TaxACT Online and
download 2012 federal and state products. E-file will also be
available in January.
In the meantime, taxpayers can use the current version (Preview) of
TaxACT 2012 Free Federal Edition to estimate their federal taxes for
year-end tax planning and get an early start on returns due April 15,
Like the web-based and download versions, the TaxACT Free Edition
tablet app includes:
-- All e-fileable forms for simple and complex returns
-- 3 guarantees -- maximum refund, 100% accuracy and satisfaction
-- Unlimited tax help in the Answer Center, online and directly from
TaxPayer Support Specialists via email
-- Notification of e-file status in your return, online, via TaxACT
Central (free companion app for smartphones), plus options for email
and SMS text updates
-- Guidance for 1 Life Event plus hurricanes and other disasters
-- College Financial Aid Worksheet with required tax data for FAFSA
-- Alerts and Examiners to warn of potential errors and tax-savings
-- Free Audit Assistant
-- Fast and easy State return for as little as $14.95 (price at the time
registration becomes the guaranteed price when filing)
Tablet app users can upgrade to TaxACT Deluxe risk-free at any time.
Deluxe product payment isn't required until users file, access phone
support or preview tax forms. Like Free Federal Edition, users can
create, prepare and e-file Deluxe returns through the tablet app and
browsers with the same username and password.
TaxACT Deluxe includes import of last year's TaxACT return and extra
tax tools and help, including:
-- W-2, investment and GainsKeeper(R) data imports, plus fast data
-- TaxTutor Guidance with new tax tips, explanations and hints written by
TaxACT CPAs and accountants
-- Preview of completed tax forms upon product payment
-- Donation Assistant(R) with audit-backed values for maximizing
deductions for donations
-- Unlimited tax and technical help by phone upon product payment
Users can switch to and from the tablet app and browser to prepare Free
Edition, Deluxe or State returns; however, the location of product
payment is where users must e-file or print returns.
Learn more about TaxACT's tablet app and link to the stores to
TaxACT, made by 2nd Story Software(R), is the
critically acclaimed leader of affordable digital and download tax
preparation solutions for consumers, business owners and tax
professionals. In the 2005 tax season, TaxACT became the first to
offer free federal tax software and free e-file to all U.S.
taxpayers. TaxACT has been the 2nd most visited online destination
for tax preparation services for the past seven consecutive years(1).
Since 2000, TaxACT Online has assisted with more than 38 million
e-filed federal returns. TaxACT is a business of Blucora(TM) (NASDAQ:
BCOR). Learn more about TaxACT at www.taxact.com and
(1) According to collective week end reports for taxact.com and
taxactonline.com released by Hitwise(TM) during the 2005, 2006, 2007,
2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 tax seasons.
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