TaxACT® 2009 enables all taxpayers with simple and complex returns to prepare, print and e-file free - without restrictions.
Cedar Rapids, IA - January 19, 2010 - For the fourth consecutive year, 2nd Story Software®, the makers of TaxACT, is offering all taxpayers completely free federal tax preparation and e-filing.
Although TaxACT participates in the Internal Revenue Service's Free File program, TaxACT offers its Free Federal Edition to all taxpayers - regardless of age, income, state of residence, military status or complexity of return.
TaxACT was the first to offer free federal tax software and free e-filing to all American taxpayers in the 2005 tax season.
"Everyone should have access to free federal tax preparation and e-filing - without any restrictions," says Lance Dunn, CPA and President of 2nd Story Software. "TaxACT also believes free federal preparation should be complete, which is why TaxACT now includes all e-fileable forms needed for complex and simple returns."
TaxACT Free Federal Edition also includes several new features, including Stock Assistant to make entering and reviewing investment information faster and easier, and data import from PDF copies of 2008 federal returns prepared by several software solutions 1.
As in years past, TaxACT Free Edition also includes unlimited e-mail and Web help, audit assistance, Maximum Refund Pledge and guaranteed accuracy.
"Taxpayers have a lot of new opportunities for a bigger refund this year," Dunn adds. "TaxACT Free Federal Edition walks users through all of the new credits and deductions so that no money is left on the table. Even after you've completed the federal interview, TaxACT Examiners and Alerts identify potential errors and missing information to ensure your savings are maximized and correct."
With free e-file and direct deposit, TaxACT users can have their refunds in as few as eight days. The option to purchase U.S. Savings Bonds with their refund is also available this year.
TaxACT Free Federal Edition users can choose between online or downloadable versions. With both versions, it's free to prepare, print and e-file a federal tax return.
TaxACT State integrates completely with Free Edition to guarantee that the data from federal forms transfers smoothly to a state return, reducing time and room for error. TaxACT Online State is available for as low as $14.95 with a free e-file.
For more information about TaxACT Free Federal Edition and TaxACT State, visit www.taxact.com.
TaxACT product summary
About 2nd Story Software® and TaxACT
2nd Story Software, the makers of TaxACT, is a privately held company founded in 1998 and critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and Web-based services directly for consumers. TaxACTOnline.com is the 2nd most visited online destination for tax preparation services 2.
TaxACT provides users with well-informed tax strategies in an easy-to-use format, while maintaining focus on providing the best value. TaxACT is the only Web-based tax planning and preparation solution to offer a year-round solution, releasing preview versions of its federal software in October and final versions in January.
In addition to individual tax preparation software, TaxACT offers professional and business federal and state software. More information about all products is available at www.taxact.com.
* Prices listed reflect those at time of release and are subject to change.