TaxACT Puts Taxpayers First in Line for IRS E-File Processing

TaxACT Puts Taxpayers First in Line for IRS E-File Processing and
Maximum Refunds 
Taxpayers Can E-File Their Federal and State Tax Returns Now With
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/13 --  Although the IRS
will start processing tax returns about eight days later than usual
this year, taxpayers can still prepare and e-file now with TaxACT(R).
TaxACT will submit all early e-filed returns as soon as the IRS
begins accepting them without further action from the taxpayer. 
The IRS has already released most forms early filers tend to need.
"The overwhelming majority of taxpayers can prepare and e-file
returns today, regardless of IRS delays," said TaxACT President JoAnn
Kintzel. "Get it done now and be first in line when the IRS begins
accepting returns from TaxACT and other providers on January 30." 
If a return includes a form not yet available, TaxACT's notification
process automatically alerts the customer when it is ready, allowing
them to finish the return and e-file immediately. 
The IRS processes returns and refunds on a first come, first served
basis. Based on IRS-issued refund guidelines, a taxpayer who e-files
on January 30 could have their refund direct deposited in early
Fast, affordable refund options
 TaxACT Online(R) federal and state
products include free e-file. Combined with direct deposit, e-file is
the fastest way taxpayers can receive their refunds.  
TaxACT offers additional convenient refund options:  

--  Receive your refund on a TaxACT prepaid debit card for a fraction of
    the cost of other solutions.
--  Pay for TaxACT Online product fees by deducting the amount from your
--  Use all or part of your refund to purchase U.S. Savings Bonds in
    increments of $50.

After e-filing, TaxACT customers can check the status of e-filed
returns and federal refunds 24/7 on a computer, mobile phone, or with
TaxACT Central(TM), a free companion app for Android and Apple
devices. TaxACT also offers email and text message notifications. 
Totally free tax filing plus tax and audit help for all taxpayers 
All Americans can prepare, print, and e-file their 2012 federal taxes
for free. 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. 
Computer and tablet users can file for free on PC
users can install TaxACT from a CD or download at
TaxACT is also available as a free tablet app for the iPad(R) and
Android(TM) tablets. 
TaxACT offers 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. 
Low-cost state returns
 Free Federal Edition users can add a state
return for $14.95, less than half the price of other state solutions.
A state return with TaxACT Deluxe is just $8. TaxACT State includes
all part-year and non-resident forms, and Online State includes free
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 and 
(1) According to collective week end reports for and released by Hitwise(TM) during the 2005, 2006, 2007,
2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 tax seasons. 
Jessi Dolmage
TaxACT Public Relations
(319) 373.3600 X2193 
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