TaxACT Offers Free Solutions for Beating the Tax Deadline

TaxACT Offers Free Solutions for Beating the Tax Deadline 
Free Federal Tax Return and Extension Filing at 
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 --   Last-minute tax
filing doesn't have to be stressful or expensive. All taxpayers can
prepare, print and e-file federal tax returns and extensions for free
with TaxACT(R) Free Federal Edition. The makers of TaxACT, the
critically acclaimed leader of affordable digital and download tax
preparation solutions, offer totally free online and download filing
solutions for computers and tablets. 
"All the guidance, forms and tax help you need to file by the
deadline is right at your fingertips," said TaxACT President JoAnn
Kintzel. "TaxACT is here to help until the very last second of April
15. And if the need arises, we'll be here to help after you file." 
Time-saving tools
 TaxACT Free Federal Edition makes tax filing fast
and easy:  

--  Prepare, print and e-file your taxes anytime, anywhere on your
    computer or tablet browser at Or download the free app
    for iPad and Android tablets.
--  TaxACT offers the only free federal filing product with all e-fileable
    forms for complex taxes.
--  As you answer simple questions, TaxACT navigates the complex tax laws
    for you.
--  Import or transfer information from last year's return with Quick
--  Quick Entry expedites entering this year's W-2, 1099 and 4562 data.
    Stock Assistant simplifies recording investment transactions.
--  TaxACT reviews your return for errors and missed opportunities, and
    backs it with a 100% accuracy guarantee.
--  After completing the federal interview, answer a few questions to
    e-file your state taxes online for $17.95. All part-year and
    non-resident forms are included.

TaxACT offers instant help 24/7 in the Answer Center and at Users can also email TaxPayer Support Specialists(R)
for free. Free Federal Edition users can also get unlimited phone
help for the 2012 tax season for a one-time fee of $7.95 (included
with Deluxe). 
Free federal and state extensions
 Taxpayers who are waiting for
forms or need more time to review their returns may need a six-month
filing extension. With TaxACT, it's free to prepare, print and e-file
IRS Form
 4868 to automatically extend the filing deadline to October
Users can estimate their taxes in TaxACT for free and pay through
electronics funds withdrawal, credit card or EFTPS. Those who can't
afford to pay their taxes by the deadline can request a monthly
installment plan via IRS Form 9465. 
Extension filers can use TaxACT Online and download software to file
2012 returns any time before the October 15th extension filing
Mobile access to status of return, extension and IRS refund
Free Federal Edition includes free e-file, allowing users to receive
email and/or text notifications as soon as IRS returns and extensions
are processed. TaxACT's free companion mobile app, TaxACT
Central(TM), allows users to check the status of e-filed returns,
extensions and IRS refund status on the go. Users can also monitor
their status online at  
Free head start on next year's taxes
 To help taxpayers prepare for
next year, TaxACT can calculate 2013 estimated quarterly payments and
prepare Form 1040-ES. The program can also help users review their
withholding and prepare a new Form W-4 by answering simple questions. 
TaxACT's free mobile apps also help taxpayers stay organized and
informed throughout the year. TaxACT Central includes a tax calendar
and Help Center. TaxACT DocVault(TM) makes secure organization and
saving of tax documents any time of year easy. Take photos of tax
forms, receipts, statements and charitable contributions. Then assign
categories and tags, and upload to your secure DocVault web account
at At tax time, import your images into
TaxACT Deluxe to save with your return. Download TaxACT's free mobile
apps at 
About TaxACT 
 TaxACT, made by 2nd Story Software, Inc., 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, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOR). Learn
more about TaxACT at and  
*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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