TaxACT Introduces an Easy and Affordable DIY Solution for Estate
A Few Extra Minutes at Tax Time Enables Consumers to Prepare Their
Wills as Well
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/14/13 -- The makers of
TaxACT(R), the critically acclaimed leader of affordable tax
preparation solutions, now offer an online last will and testament
solution. LegalACT(TM) Will empowers consumers to create a will from
the comfort of home on a computer or tablet browser in minutes.
"Tax time is an ideal time for will and estate planning," said TaxACT
President JoAnn Kintzel. "Life changes impacting your taxes are the
same changes that should prompt taxpayers to create or update their
With LegalACT Will, users can create a last will and testament on a
computer or tablet browser in a few simple steps. After completing an
interview-based questionnaire, users can preview and edit their
wills, and then print or download the document.
"More than seven out of 10 Americans do not have a will, in part
because people assume a lawyer's services are required," said Kinzel.
"TaxACT has made creating your own will online easy and affordable,
just as we do with tax filing."
A last will and testament ensures an individual's final wishes for
family and property are accurately followed. Without a will, state
intestacy law determines who inherits your property. LegalACT Will
allows users to:
-- Nominate a personal representative, often called an executor;
-- Nominate a guardian of children and a trustee for property left to
-- Designate distribution of one's personal property, including cherished
family heirlooms; and
-- Indicate final wishes for funeral and burial or cremation.
Consumers can purchase one LegalACT Will for $9.95 and a second for a
spouse or loved one for $5 more. Learn more at www.taxact.com/will.
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 www.taxact.com
(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.
TaxACT Public Relations
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