TaxACT 2012 Tax Software Empowers Americans With Answers at a

TaxACT 2012 Tax Software Empowers Americans With Answers at a Time of
Changing Tax Policy 
Take Control and File Your Federal Taxes -- Fast and Free -- for Your
Maximum Refund on 
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/08/13 --  With the "fiscal
cliff" finally behind us and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
signed into law, TaxACT(R) tax forms and products are now up-to-date
and available for preparing, printing and e-filing 2012 federal and
state tax returns.  
Written by CPAs and IRS enrolled agents, TaxACT's Q&A interview
covers hundreds of deductions and credits to guide customers to their
guaranteed maximum federal refund.  
TaxACT provides instant, personalized help every step of the way in
the enhanced Answer Center, online at and with Audit
Assistant. Customers can also email tax and audit questions to
TaxPayer Support Specialists for free answers. 
Free means free
 All Americans, regardless of their income or the
complexity of their returns, can prepare, print and e-file their 2012
federal taxes on the web or through downloadable products with TaxACT
for free.  
"We're debunking the myth that expensive tax filing solutions result
in more accurate returns and bigger refunds," said TaxACT President
JoAnn Kintzel. "TaxACT has the expert guidance and resource tools
consumers need to prepare their own taxes with complete confidence." 
TaxACT products are risk-free to try with guarantees for complete
assurance: satisfaction, accuracy and maximum federal refund. 
Easy and convenient tax filing  
It's easier and faster than ever to prepare, print and e-file tax
returns with TaxACT. Computer and tablet users can use their browsers
to sign into their online returns 24/7. PC users can install TaxACT
from a CD or download at  
TaxACT's QuickConvert(R) feature makes it easy for all users to
import tax documents or carry over information from last year's
return, and TaxACT's W-2 and investment tools save extra time.  
TaxACT 2012 also includes: 

--  An intelligent Q&A interview that breaks down complex tax law
    changes and covers hundreds of credits and deductions.
--  Free import and data entry tools for last year's return, W-2 and
    investment data.
--  Free tax and audit help in the Answer C
enter, online at
    and via email. Live tax help via phone included with Deluxe.
--  Extra tax guidance for more than 35 life events, including college,
    marriage, military service, home buying, and job changes.
--  New and improved, easy-to-read and printable tax strategies, tips and
    explanations tailored to each interview question.
--  New Deluxe Schedule K-1 import from TaxACT 1065 or 1120S returns.
--  New Dependents Tax Assistant to help determine whether someone can be
    claimed as a dependent on your return.
--  Deluxe also includes Donation Assistant(R) with audit-backed values
    to maximize deduction amounts for household and clothing donations,
    Tax Calculator for what-if scenarios, and TaxWatch 2013 for next year
--  Free College Financial Aid Worksheet with all tax information for the

Notification of your fast and guaranteed maximum refund  
"The fastest path to your IRS refund is to take advantage of TaxACT's
free e-file and choose direct deposit," Kintzel said. "You can also
receive your refund on TaxACT's debit card for a fraction of the cost
of other solutions." 
After e-filing, TaxACT customers can check the status of e-filed
returns and federal refund status 24/7 on your desktop, mobile phone
and with TaxACT Central(TM), a companion app for Android and Apple
devices. TaxACT also offers email and text message notifications. 
Affordable, bottom-line prices  
It's always free to prepare, print and e-file a federal return with
TaxACT Free Federal Edition. No restrictions, no bait and switch.
Unlike other free solutions, TaxACT Free Federal Edition includes all
e-fileable IRS forms to cover simple and complex returns.  
Packed with imports, extra guidance and value-added features, TaxACT
Deluxe offers the same value as products costing two or three times
more. TaxACT Online Deluxe is $9.95 and downloadable Deluxe is
Free Federal Edition users can file a state return for just $14.95,
less than half the price of other state solutions. A state return
with Deluxe is just $8. TaxACT State includes all part-year and
non-resident forms, and Online State includes free e-file. 
TaxACT Online Deluxe and State include TaxACT's Price Lock Guarantee.
Whether you file today or on tax day, April 15, you're guaranteed the
price advertised in the offer through which you registered.  
About TaxACT  
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 e-file to all U.S. taxpayers. TaxACT has been the second-most
visited online tax preparation destination 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
(1) According to collective week end reports for and released by Hitwise(TM) during the 2005, 2006, 2007,
2008, 2009, 201, and 2011 tax seasons. 
Jessi Dolmage
TaxACT Public Relations
(319) 373.3600 X2193 
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