TaxACT Offers Taxpayers Affordable Full-Service Audit Protection

TaxACT Offers Taxpayers Affordable Full-Service Audit Protection 
Gain Extra Assurance With Audit Protection Services 
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/04/13 --  Being audited is one
of the biggest fears Americans have at tax time. Even if you've done
nothing wrong, your tax return could be chosen at random for an
audit. In order to give taxpayers an extra boost of confidence in
preparing their own taxes, the makers of TaxACT(R), a leading tax
preparation provider, now offers a full-service audit protection
solution. 
TaxACT has partnered with Tax Audit Defense(TM), a tax audit
negotiation and mediation company, to offer taxpayers expert
representation in IRS and state income tax return audits for one low,
pre-paid fee.  
"The chance of being audited is very small, but if you do happen to
get audited, the process can be expensive, time-consuming and
stressful," said TaxACT President JoAnn Kintzel. "Fortunately,
TaxACT's full tax audit protection service is available to customers
who want extra peace of mind at a fraction of what the service would
cost if done without it."  
For a low upfront fee, Tax Audit Defense CPAs, IRS enrolled agents
and tax attorneys guide members through an audit from start to
finish, no matter how long the process. From the time members are
contacted by letter, notice or phone call, experts handle all
communication with the IRS or state agency. Generally, Tax Audit
Defense customers never have to talk to auditors or meet with the
agencies. If the audit results in money owed, Tax Audit Defense
representatives negotiate to minimize financial impact on customers.  
Audit protection is provided for as long as members' federal, state
and amended returns can be audited, which in most cases, is three
years from filing a federal return and four years from filing a state
return. 
TaxACT customers can purchase a Tax Audit Defense membership before
filing their tax returns for a one-time fee of $39.95 per tax year,
with the option to pay for the fee from their refund. Membership
includes a 30-day money-back guarantee.  
"All TaxACT products already include free, step-by-step audit
guidance, one-on-one help and accuracy guarantees, helping to reduce
the odds that our customers will get audited," continued Kintzel.
"Our new audit protection service through Tax Audit Defense enhances
these offerings and aligns well with our complete and affordable
portfolio of tax preparation solutions."  
To learn more about Tax Audit Defense, visit
app.taxauditdefense.com/taxact. 
About Tax Audit Defense 
 Tax Audit Defense is a full-service tax
audit representation company serving individual taxpayers,
corporations, associations and small businesses before the
Examination Division of the IRS and state income tax authorities.  
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 www.taxact.com
and www.taxact.com/press.  
*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.  
Contact
Jessi Dolmage
TaxACT Public Relations
pr@taxact.com
(319) 373-3600, ext. 2193 
 
 
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