TaxACT Offers All Taxpayers Fast, Easy, Free IRS E-Filing, Zero Restrictions

TaxACT Offers All Taxpayers Fast, Easy, Free IRS E-Filing, Zero Restrictions 
Unlike Other Frees, TaxACT Includes Tax Forms and Guidance for
Complicated Tax Situations 
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 --  TaxACT(R) tax
returns were among the first in line for processing when the IRS
opened its e-file processing doors today. Many of those returns were
prepared, printed and e-filed for free with TaxACT Free Federal
TaxACT was the first to offer free federal tax preparation and
e-filing to all Americans in the 2005 tax season. Today, TaxACT is
the only free federal solution to include forms for complicated tax
situations such as business, investment, rental and self-employment
"Unlike other brands, TaxACT is the only free tax filing solution
with all e-fileable forms," said JoAnn Kintzel, TaxACT President.
"We're able to offer the most complete free tax filing product
because millions of Americans have come to trust TaxACT year after
year with their federal and state tax returns." 
All taxpayers, regardless of income, age, state of residence, filing
status, military status, or complexity of return, can file their
federal tax return free with TaxACT Free Federal Edition. With free
e-file and direct deposit, TaxACT provides Americans with a free and
easy solution for the fastest possible refund. 
TaxACT is available for a variety of devices. Taxpayers can file free
on a computer or tablet browser at iPad(R) and
Android(TM) tablet owners can also download the free TaxACT tablet
app that synchs with browser accounts. Those who prefer computer
software can download the free software from or a CD. 
In addition to all e-fileable forms, TaxACT 2012 Free Federal Edition

--  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.
--  Quick Convert(TM), the fast way to transfer last year's return data
    into TaxACT
--  Extra tax guidance for life events, including college, marriage,
    military service, home buying and job changes
--  Multiple refund options -- free e-file with direct deposit for the
    fastest possible refund, a pre-paid debit card or U.S. Savings Bonds
--  Maximum refund, accuracy and satisfaction guarantees for 100%
--  Time-saving tools often found in paid products, from fast data entry
    options and bookmarks, to Stock Assistant and advanced calculators
--  Printable worksheet with all the tax information needed for the FAFSA
--  Affordable state returns for less than half the price of others. For
    $14.95, TaxACT Online users can prepare, print and e-file all
    part-year and non-resident state forms. Customers can also pay state
    product fees from their refund.

After filing, TaxACT provides instant access to the status of e-filed
returns and federal refunds anytime from a computer, tablet or mobile
phone. Users can sign in to their returns, visit
or, or download TaxACT's free companion app, TaxACT
Central(TM). TaxACT also offers email and text message notifications. 
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*. 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
*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, ext. 2193 
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