TaxACT Press Release - March 24, 2010
TaxACT® offers unlimited guidance to help last-minute filers meet the April 15 deadline
TaxACT guides users through the toughest tax situations from start to finish
Cedar Rapids, IA — March 24, 2010 — Procrastinators are feeling the pressure with the filing deadline only 3 weeks away and nearly 300 federal tax law changes. Every year, millions of late filers turn to 2nd Story Software's TaxACT, a trusted and affordable tax preparation solution with guidance every step of the way.
TaxACT's step-by-step interview process covers the latest tax law changes and includes an Examiner series designed to boost tax savings by analyzing income, deductions and credits. After users complete the interview, TaxACT Alerts identifies potential errors, omissions and opportunities for additional tax savings. Results are backed by TaxACT's guarantees for accuracy, maximum refund, price lock and satisfaction.
Users needing assistance at any point during the interview can take advantage of unlimited TaxACT Taxpayer Support™ via email, as well as instant 24-hour access to an online help center. The online help center features video tutorials for many frequently asked questions and provides information about topics ranging from forgotten passwords and IRA contribution limits, to the First-time Homebuyer and Making Work Pay credits.
TaxACT Deluxe is the recommended solution for returning users and those who want extra information and help via phone. Deluxe features include:
- Import of 2008 TaxACT data
- Unlimited phone help from TaxPayer Support specialists during office hours upon payment (Free Federal Edition users can upgrade to Deluxe on the spot when calling)
- Over 2,500 easy-to-follow tax savings tips and strategies with TaxACT TaxTutor™, powered by J.K. Lasser
- Audit-backed values for more than 700 non-cash donations in Donation Assistant®
- Guidance for major life changes such as marriage, having children, selling a home and more than 30 other situations
- Advanced reports and summaries to help users arrive at their ideal tax outcome
Taxpayers waiting until the last minute can take advantage of free federal e-filing included in TaxACT Free Federal Edition and Deluxe, and e-filers expecting a federal refund can choose direct deposit to have their money in as few as 8–10 days. Anyone needing more time to complete their taxes can file an extension via Form 4686 for free with TaxACT Free Federal Edition.
TaxACT also offers a fast and affordable state solution. As users complete their federal return, data is entered into state forms so they can finish and file their state taxes in minutes.
TaxACT is a complete one-stop solution with all the guidance, tools and expertise taxpayers with simple and complex returns need to file by the April 15 deadline.
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.
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 year-round Web-based tax planning and preparation 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.