New Partnerships Bring Small Business Funding and Strategic Marketing Support to Business Owners; TaxAct Shows Support for Small Business Saturday with Special Offer

Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Nov. 23, 2015 - TaxAct®, the value leader of tax preparation and filing solutions for do-it-yourself (DIY) business owners, today announced a partnership with two industry leaders dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners succeed. Biz2Credit, the leading online marketplace lending platform for small business owners, and Webiquity, an all-in-one online business and marketing management platform, have teamed with TaxAct as referral partners.

Small business owners and entrepreneurs who use TaxAct to file their own business and individual tax returns now have access to funding sources and strategic marketing support to help them grow their companies. These partnerships help TaxAct further strengthen its commitment to helping small business owners succeed.

"We're excited to add Biz2Credit and Webiquity as partners in supporting our customers who own businesses," said JoAnn Kintzel, TaxAct president. "Through these new partnerships we can give small business owners easy access to sources of capital and comprehensive marketing products and services in addition to the robust DIY tax solutions we have always offered."

Kintzel added, "We're also pleased to announce these partnerships just in time for Small Business Saturday taking place on Nov. 28, 2015. As America gears up to shop locally, we're doing our part to show our support of small businesses with a special offer. During Small Business Saturday and throughout the entire weekend, TaxAct is offering business owners and entrepreneurs a special discount on its online tax preparation products. Visit http://www.taxact.com/saturday beginning Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015."

"Teaming with TaxAct is a natural fit because of our shared commitment to supporting entrepreneurism and small business ownership," commented Oliver Bigler, chief executive officer of Webiquity. "With TaxAct as a partner, we have an opportunity to help even more small business owners establish their online presence, market their products and services and foster sustainable growth."

Small business creation and growth are exceedingly important to the nation's economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), 99.7 percent of all employer firms are small businesses. The SBA also notes that since 1995, small businesses have generated 64 percent of new jobs. Yet, entrepreneurs and small business owners continue to face challenges when it comes to finding information and resources to improve their businesses. Finding the time between day-to-day operations to develop a strategic marketing plan or secure adequate funding are two such challenges.

"Many big banks approve fewer than 25 percent of loan requests, which can make credit for small businesses hard to come by," explained Rohit Arora, chief executive officer, Biz2Credit. "Alternative lending is transforming how quickly small business owners obtain funding. Our partnership with TaxAct enables us to quickly reach more small business owners and match them to sources of capital."

TaxAct understands the tax challenges associated with business ownership and provides affordable, easy-to-use filing solutions for sole proprietors (Form 1040, Schedule C), partnerships (Form 1065), C corporations (Form 1120), and S corporations (Form 1120S). To learn about TaxAct Business products, visit www.taxact.com/business.

About TaxAct

TaxAct is a leading provider of affordable digital and download tax preparation solutions for individuals, business owners and tax professionals. Its mission is to empower people to navigate the complexities of tax and finance with ease and accuracy at a fair price. TaxAct was one of the top three visited online tax preparation destinations last tax season.1 The company has assisted with approximately 60 million e-filed federal returns since 2000. To learn more about TaxAct, a business of Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOR), visit www.taxact.com. or connect with us on facebook.com/TaxAct, linkedin.com/company/taxact and twitter.com/taxact.

Contact

Shaunna Morgan
TaxAct Public Relations
pr@taxact.com
(319) 531-3626

1 According to collective week end reports for taxact.com released by Compete Inc.