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TaxACT 2014 Now Available for Easy, Fast Tax Filing at a Superior Value

TaxACT is accepting e-filed tax returns now for maximum refunds fast.

Cedar Rapids, IA – January 5, 2015 – TaxACT®, the critically acclaimed leader of affordable digital tax preparation solutions, is now accepting e-filed returns with up-to-date extender tax law changes and final IRS forms. Taxpayers who e-file with direct deposit now will have their refunds by early February based on IRS guidance of fewer than 21 days.

TaxACT empowers taxpayers to prepare, print and e-file individual tax returns from any device. Regardless of where a TaxACT Online return is started, customers can finish and file on a computer, tablet or smartphone.

"The sooner you prepare and e-file your return with TaxACT, the closer you'll be at the front of the line for IRS processing and your guaranteed maximum refund," said TaxACT President JoAnn Kintzel.

Easy guidance through simple and complex tax situations

TaxACT's new interface features a cleaner design for easier navigation. The simple Q&A interview begins with import of last year's return then asks straightforward questions, navigating customers effortlessly through life changes, tax law changes, and hundreds of credits and deductions.

TaxACT has expert guidance for every health insurance situation, empowering all Americans to continue doing their own taxes with confidence. The only change to most taxpayers' returns will be a checked box indicating they had health insurance for 2014. TaxACT easily guides taxpayers with marketplace insurance and those without insurance through their situations for 2014 and 2015.

TaxACT customers can be 100% confident when filing. TaxACT Examiners summarize income, deductions, credits and taxes for convenient review. TaxACT Alerts check for errors, missing information and potentially missed savings. Additionally, federal returns are backed by TaxACT's Maximum Refund Pledge and Accuracy Guarantee.

Help is always just a click away, with FAQs specific to each interview question and more information in the Answer Center available. Customers can email TaxACT's tax and technical specialists, and Deluxe includes unlimited phone support. Free Edition customers can purchase unlimited phone support for tax year 2014 for $7.99.

Faster filing with more imports and powerful tools

Save valuable time with TaxACT imports and quick entry tools for last year's return and this year's Forms W-2 and 1099, investments and Schedule K-1s.

Donation Assistant® in Deluxe maximizes deductions for charitable donations with more than 1,300 audit-backed values for clothing and household items. New for 2014, Deluxe customers can import donations from TaxACT's free Donation Assistant mobile app.

E-filing is always free with TaxACT Online so that taxpayers can get their maximum guaranteed IRS refund the fastest way possible with direct deposit. After filing, customers can get their return and IRS refund status anytime, anywhere by signing in to their TaxACT account, on any browser at or with TaxACT's free mobile app, Tax Return Status.

Superior value

All taxpayers can prepare, print and e-file federal tax returns free with TaxACT Free Federal Edition. Unlike other free solutions, TaxACT includes all e-fileable IRS forms, meaning taxpayers with complex situations never have to upgrade – even sole proprietors, self-employed individuals, single-member LLCs and landlords.

TaxACT Deluxe, an exceptional value at just $12.99, offers additional imports, guidance and tools. It's risk-free to try Online Deluxe; payment isn't required until printing or previewing completed tax forms, e-filing or redeeming phone help.

After completing a federal return, it takes just minutes to finish and file a state return. TaxACT Online State returns are a best value – only $5 with Deluxe and $14.99 with Free Federal Edition.

Customers who need more time to file never have to worry about price increases. TaxACT's Price Lock Guarantee promises the price in the offer through which returns are started, regardless of when returns are filed. Other brands require users to pay the current price.

TaxACT is also accepting e-files for Estates & Trusts (Form 1041) and Small Business (Form 1065, 1120S and 1120) returns.

About TaxACT

Since 1998, TaxACT has offered affordable digital and download tax preparation solutions for individuals, business owners and tax professionals. In the 2005 tax season, TaxACT became the first to offer free federal filing to all U.S. taxpayers and has been one of the top three visited online tax preparation destinations ever since.1 TaxACT has assisted with more than 50 million e-filed federal returns since 2000. TaxACT is a business of Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOR). Learn more about TaxACT at and


Jessi Dolmage

TaxACT Public Relations

(319) 373-3600

1 According to collective week end reports for released by Hitwise™.