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TaxACT Ready to Help Taxpayers Meet the Tax Deadline

TaxACT Offers Free Filing and Tax Help for Simple and Complex Returns.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – (Marketwired – March 16, 2015) – TaxACT®, the award-winning value leader, is reminding the three out of five taxpayers who still need to file federal tax returns that TaxACT offers free filing and tax help.

Unlike other free solutions, TaxACT Free Federal Edition includes all e-fileable IRS forms . That means taxpayers of all situations can file federal returns free with TaxACT, including investors, self-employed, independent contractors, and landlords.

TaxACT's easy-to-follow Q&A format guides customers from start to finish. If additional guidance is needed, customers can find detailed information specific to the topic at hand next to each question and in the program's searchable Answer Center. TaxACT also offers all customers free one-on-one tax and technical answers via email.

TaxACT offers these simple tips for filing tax returns easy, fast and affordably:

  • Get started.

You don't have to start and file your tax return in one sitting. TaxACT Online saves your work as you go, so you can finish and file on a computer, tablet or smartphone.

  • Know the fastest path to your refund.

E-file your return and choose direct deposit to get your refund the fastest way possible. The IRS issues most refunds in fewer than 21 days.

  • If you owe, you don't have to pay the same day you file.

You can still prepare and e-file your return today, and schedule an electronic payment any time before April 15.

  • With TaxACT Online Deluxe and State, your price is guaranteed.

Other brands require you to pay whatever the price is at the time you file. TaxACT's Price Lock Guarantee promises the price you were offered at the time you signed up, regardless of when you finish and file.

With TaxACT Free Edition, federal returns are free and state returns are just $17.99 each, a fraction of the cost of other brands. TaxACT Deluxe ($12.99 federal, $9 state) includes additional imports and tax guidance.

  • Easily track your return and refund status.

With this year's average federal refund totaling more than $3,000, knowing when you'll have your money matters. TaxACT's free Tax Refund Status™ app provides the latest status of your e-filed returns plus the status and estimated delivery date of your IRS refund. Your status is also available at and by signing in to your TaxACT Account.

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™.