Cedar Rapids, Iowa – January 7, 2016TaxAct®, the value leader of professional tax preparation and filing solutions, today announced the availability of its 2015 Preparer's Editions. In time for tax professionals to file Forms 1040 for individuals; 1041 for estates and trusts; 1065, 1120 and 1120S for partnerships and corporations; and 990 for tax-exempt organizations, TaxAct's latest Preparer's Editions offer new enhancements and features for professionals to maximize productivity and efficiency this tax season.

TaxAct's 2015 Preparer's Editions are comprehensive, scalable tax preparation solutions for practices of all sizes. With a streamlined e-file process, preparers can now file more returns faster and easier in fewer screens and clicks. In addition, TaxAct's professional suite of products now supports all states for individual and business returns for the 2015 tax year and nearly 30 states for 1041 returns. With these additions, plus TaxAct's new 990 Federal Editions, the company's Professional suite of tools provides even greater support for preparers' needs. Not only is the software affordable and accessible, it also provides easier installation and setup.

"Our mission is to provide affordable solutions that help tax preparers complete more returns in less time,” said TaxAct President JoAnn Kintzel. "We are confident that enhancements in this year's Preparer's Editions will help make tax season easier and more profitable for preparers. We continue our tradition of offering best-in-value solutions, while delivering cutting-edge technologies such as enhanced security measures, cloud networking in Enterprise Editions and faster e-filing.”

TaxAct's 2015 Preparer's Editions offer the following new tools:

  • Dedicated customer support – TaxAct now provides dedicated support for all Professional customers. Available for no additional fee and accessible via email or phone, preparers can now access TaxAct's team of trained tax professionals for tax, technical or other questions.
  • Enhanced e-file reporting – TaxAct 2015 Federal and State Editions include a new reporting dashboard that provides convenient, secure access to status updates on e-filed returns and refunds. Tax professionals simply sign in to their secure Practice Manager to access a wide array of professional reports.
  • Secure document exchange – Tax professionals can extend the functionality of their TaxAct software with the addition of TaxAct Professional Client Xchange, a new online portal enabling preparers to securely exchange tax forms, documents and returns with their clients. Customized with the individual practice's name and logo, TaxAct Professional Client Xchange is a password-protected website that is now available for an introductory price of $79.99* per tax year (reg. $99.99).
  • Identity protection services – TaxAct has partnered with industry leader InfoArmor to enable its Professional customers to offer identity protection services to their clients. InfoArmor protects against tax, identity, credit and cyber fraud by monitoring for suspicious activity that could result in misuse of a taxpayer's personal information. If fraud does occur, InfoArmor's Privacy Advocates will guide the victim through the identity restoration process.
  • Additional State Editions – Several new 1041 State Editions are now available, bringing the total number of supported states to nearly 30. All business taxing states are now available for forms 1065, 1120S and 1120.

TaxAct's 2015 Preparer's Editions also boast many of the familiar stand-out features that set it apart from other professional tax software on the market—providing its users with an easy process and short preparation times. For example, the 2015 Editions continue to provide tax professionals with their choice of data entry method with easy toggle to enter client information directly into tax forms or via its Q&A interview. The direct form entry allows tax preparers to review program calculations and the impact of changes. The Q&A interview method also allows tax preparers to see where the data is populated on the form.

TaxAct's Enterprise Editions include multi-user network sharing. New this year is the option to select either cloud-based or local server networking. The Enterprise Editions continue to offer online data backup on TaxAct's secure servers and Document Manager for saving digital documents.

Staying true to their best-in-value philosophy, the 2015 Preparer's Federal Editions are available at $129.99* each, with the Preparer's Federal Enterprise Editions at $199.99* each, State Editions at $24.99* per state per edition, and $99.99* for each All-States Edition.

TaxAct offers per client return e-filing, as well as software and unlimited e-filing bundles ranging from $589 to $1,449. Affordable solutions for additional refund options and expert audit assistance are also available.

*All prices subject to change.

About TaxAct

TaxAct provides the best deal in tax so individuals, business owners and tax professionals can save money on tax preparation. A leading provider of affordable digital and download tax software, the company's mission is to empower people to navigate the complexities of tax and finance with ease and accuracy at a fair price. TaxAct has long-offered a Price Lock Guarantee on its products, ensuring its customers pay the price listed for their selected product at the time they started their return, no matter when they file. TaxAct was one of the top-three visited online tax preparation destinations last tax season1 and 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

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(619) 234-00345

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