TaxACT Empowers Consumers to Confidently File Their Taxes "Easy, Fast and Free"

TaxACT Empowers Consumers to Confidently File Their Taxes "Easy, Fast and Free" 
Taxpayers Can Prepare, Print and E-File Simple and Complex Federal
Returns Now With TaxACT 
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/06/14 --  TaxACT(R), the
critically-acclaimed leader of affordable tax solutions, announced
that final versions of its online and download programs and e-file
are now available. The federal programs, first released in October,
include up-to-date IRS forms and enhancements.  
"Whatever your life status or tax situation, TaxACT gives you the
confidence to file your own federal taxes quickly, easily and for
free," says JoAnn Kintzel, president of TaxACT. "The straightforward,
step-by-step interview and tools guide you to your guaranteed maximum
federal tax refund the fastest way possible." 
Free Federal Edition 
TaxACT Free Federal Edition is a full-featured product with all
e-fileable forms to support simple and complicated tax situations,
including income and losses from self-employment, investments,
businesses, capital assets, rental property and farming.  
Time-saving features include PDF import of last year's return if
prepared by one of two leading providers, and quick entry tools for
investments and forms W-2 and 1099.  
Free Edition users have access to two Life Events plus HealthWatch, a
detailed analysis of the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act
on your taxes and health insurance. Personalized help is available
anytime in the Answer Center, on TaxACT's website and via email.
Returns are backed by maximum refund, accuracy and satisfaction
Deluxe and State Editions 
For less than $13, Deluxe offers additional time and money-saving
tools, including imports for last year's TaxACT return, W-2s,
Schedule K-1s, investments, and tax documents and images. Among the
other value-added Deluxe features are Donation Assistant(R) with more
than 1,300 audit-backed values, unlimited access to all Life Events,
TaxTutor Guidance and tips, and a married filing joint vs. separate
TaxACT has also begun releasing State Editions. Taxpayers can
prepare, print and e-file a state return for as little as $14.99,
less than half the cost of other brands. 
Product prices for TaxACT Online Deluxe and State are guaranteed and
payment isn't required until users print, e-file, view completed tax
forms or call for help. Download software comes with a 30-day, no
questions asked, money-back guarantee.  
Fast e-file and refunds 
Returns e-filed through TaxACT will be automatically submitted for
processing as soon as the IRS begins accepting them. According to
IRS-issued refund guidelines, taxpayers who e-file by the processing
start date of January 31, 2014, could have their refund direct
deposited in early February. 
Accessible across devices 
Online users can prepare, print and e-file from a computer or tablet
browser, as well as the updated version of TaxACT's free tablet app
that will be available in Android and Apple stores in the coming
days. No matter which device the TaxACT Online return was created on,
it can be accessed using the same username and password on a browser
or through the tablet app. 
In addition to the award-winning tablet app, TaxACT will be releasing
several new mobile apps soon. 
TaxACT's "You Got This" campaign 
TaxACT recently launched its media campaign and sweepstakes entitled
"You Got This." The slogan reminds consumers of their ability to
achieve what they may perceive as difficult or even unattainable,
including filing tax returns "easy, fast, and free" with TaxACT. 
About TaxACT 
TaxACT 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.
Since 2000, TaxACT has assisted with more than 45 million e-filed
federal returns. TaxACT is a business of Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ:
BCOR). Learn more about TaxACT at and 
Jessi Dolmage
TaxACT Public Relations
(319) 373-3600 
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