TaxACT Releases Final Software and Opens E-Filing for Tax Professionals

TaxACT Releases Final Software and Opens E-Filing for Tax Professionals 
TaxACT Preparer's Editions Are Updated With Final Tax Law Changes and
Forms Plus Enhanced Features 
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/09/14 --   TaxACT
professionals can now prepare and e-file individual, corporate and
partnership returns with TaxACT Preparer's Editions. The software,
first released in October for early preparation and year-end tax
planning, now includes finalized IRS forms. 
"TaxACT is a dependable, affordable business partner for tax
professionals," said TaxACT President JoAnn Kintzel. "Our software
and services make managing client data, preparing returns and
business management easy and efficient, allowing customers to spend
more time growing their business and optimizing profitability." 
Faster tax return preparation and filing
 TaxACT Preparer's Federal
Editions include many time-saving features for faster tax return
preparation.  


 
--  Import of last year's returns
--  Fast entry tools for W-2s, 1099s and investment transactions
--  Investment data import from several brokerages or CSV (comma separated
    values) files
--  New CSV Account Records Import for trial balance information from
    accounting software
--  New to Preparer's Editions, TaxTutor Guidance, a reference packed with
    explanations, tips and strategies for 2013 tax returns
--  Schedule K-1 import from TaxACT 1065 or 1120S into the client's 1040
    return
--  TaxACT Alerts check for errors, omissions and tax savings
    opportunities
--  Affordable, integrated e-filing for federal and state returns

  
Preparers can enter data directly into tax forms, utilize the Q&A
interview, or toggle between the two options to complete client
returns.  
TaxACT offers software and e-filing for all 1040 states. Software for
1065, 1120S and 1120 returns is available for 32 states with e-filing
for 24 of those states. 
More efficient business management 
 Preparer's Editions are designed
to help for small to mid-size businesses minimize time spent on
day-to-day operations so they can focus on growing their business and
revenue. 


 
--  Organize, manage and access client data and returns from one location
    with Client Manager
--  Create customized client reports such as married f
iling joint vs.
    separate analysis, depreciation and disposal summaries, national
    averages comparison and capital gains summaries
--  Personalize instruction letters with information clients need to
    complete their returns
--  Customize invoices according to your pricing model

  
In addition to the above, Enterprise Editions offer several premium
features, including network sharing for multiple users in one
location, Document Manager for saving digital copies of client
documents, free tax support via phone, online backup of returns on
TaxACT's secure servers and Appointment Manager. 
Resources for increasing value and profitability
 Businesses that
want to offer clients additional refund options can choose from two
TaxACT bank partners. Competitively-priced products include prepaid
debit cards, electronic refund checks and electronic refund deposits. 
Professionals can now purchase expert audit protection for their
clients to provide additional peace of mind without having to become
an IRS Enrolled Agent. For one low price, a client's federal and
state returns are covered for as long as they can be audited. If
audited, experts guide clients through the process, handling all
communication with the IRS or state agency and negotiating lower
amounts if necessary. 
To assist preparers with navigating the tax and health insurance
implications of the Affordable Care Act, they can reference or refer
clients to www.healthcareact.com. Powered by TaxACT, the site
provides year-by-year guidance, calculators and state-specific
information.  
Providing more for less as the value leader
 TaxACT is acclaimed for
the value of its professional software and e-filing tax services.
Federal Editions are $119.99 each, and Federal Enterprise Editions
are just $199.99. State Editions are $24.99 each or $99.99 for each
All-States Edition.  
In order to accommodate the e-filing needs and budgets for businesses
of all sizes, TaxACT offers per client return e-filing as well as
several money-saving software and e-filing bundles ranging from $579
to $1,259. 
For more information about TaxACT's professional software and
e-filing, visit prep.taxact.com. 
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 www.taxact.com and
www.taxact.com/press. 
Contact 
Jessi Dolmage
TaxACT Public Relations
pr@taxact.com
(319) 373-3600 
 
 
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