All taxpayers can file a federal return or extension and get personalized tax help – free.
Cedar Rapids, IA – April 5, 2011 – TaxACT makes last-minute federal and state tax preparation and filing easy, fast and affordable.
"Tax preparation doesn't have to be stressful or expensive," said Lance Dunn, CEO of 2nd Story Software®. "TaxACT provides all the guidance and tools taxpayers need to file federal and state returns with ease and be confident about the results."
Everyone can prepare, print and e-file their federal return free with TaxACT Free Federal Edition. Unlike other free solutions, TaxACT includes step-by-step guidance and forms for complicated tax situations including itemized deductions and business, rental and investment income.
Taxpayers who need a 6-month filing extension can estimate their taxes and e-file Form 4868 free.
Other time-saving and convenience features of Free Federal Edition include:
Returning users and those who want extra tax tools and guidance, Deluxe includes import of last year's TaxACT return, Donation Assistant®, investment data import, Life Events and Tips, TaxTutor Guidance powered by J.K. Lasser and tax savings tips for next year.
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.
Live phone help for the 2010 tax year is available to all users for a one-time fee of $7.95.
About 2nd Story Software
2nd Story Software, the makers of TaxACT, was founded in 1998 and is a critically-acclaimed leader in affordable tax preparation software and Web-based services. TaxACT is the 2nd most visited online destination for tax preparation services*. Since 2000, TaxACT Online has assisted with more than 20 million e-filed Federal returns.
* According to collective week end reports for taxact.com and taxactonline.com released by Hitwise™ during the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 tax seasons.