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TaxAct Helps Last Minute Tax Filers Finish and File in Plenty of Time

With Tax Day Approaching, TaxAct Remains the Best Deal in Tax with Continued Free Federal and State Filing

Cedar Rapids, IA – April 5, 2016 – TaxAct®, the leading provider of affordable online and download tax preparation solutions, is reminding those who have yet to complete 2015 income tax returns there is plenty of time to finish and file before the April 18 deadline. TaxAct is the only leading tax software provider to offer free filing for simple federal (1040 EZ/A) and state returns with its Online Free Edition. In addition, TaxAct provides the best deal in tax for more complex 1040 filers. The company is one of the only major tax software providers to offer customers a price-lock guarantee, encouraging filers to lock in their deal today. Customers using any of TaxAct's online products will pay the price listed for that product at the time they started their return, no matter when they file — a guarantee that truly sets TaxAct apart.

"As tax season winds down, we continue to empower do-it-yourself filers to easily and affordably complete their own returns," said JoAnn Kintzel, TaxAct president. "We remain committed to providing our customers the best deal in tax. Our Online Free Edition is still available for simple federal and state return filers."

Offering a variety of tax preparation solutions to fit the needs of all filers, those with simple returns as well as those with more complicated taxes, TaxAct gives customers ample resources to file on time and stress free. TaxAct's FreeBasicPlus, and Premium versions of online and download products offer the necessary tax forms, features and schedules to suit every DIY filer's unique situation. With the company's easy to follow Q&A interview, filers simply answer questions about their 2015 taxes and health insurance and leave the rest of the work to TaxAct. For additional support, filers can search for answers quickly in the Answer Center or contact a TaxAct tax professional via phone or email for tax and technical help.

To keep stress at bay, TaxAct offers taxpayers these tips for filing tax returns simply, affordably and in advance of the deadline:

  • You got this! You don't need to worry about finishing your return all at once. That's because TaxAct saves your work as you go. You can start, take a break and come back to finish anytime.

  • File when you can, where you can. We all lead busy lives. With TaxAct's free TaxAct Express™ app and mobile-responsive product design, you can conveniently work on your return anytime and on any device.

  • 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 18.

  • Want to track your refund? We've got you covered. TaxAct helps filers stay informed of when they can expect their refund. Using TaxAct's free Tax Refund Status™ app, you can estimate the delivery date of your IRS refund. Alternatively, you can track your refund status at or by signing in to your TaxAct Account.

  • Get an extension. If you feel there's not enough time to finish before the deadline, you can file Form 4868, Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Income Tax Return, through TaxAct for your federal return, as well as any extension forms for your state, if applicable. You can then prepare and e-file your 2015 tax return by Oct. 17, 2016.

For added comfort, filers can purchase full-service audit representation from TaxAct. In the unlikely event a filer's return is audited, the service will provide guidance through the audit process and handle all audit correspondence so tax filers can rest assured with TaxAct, you got this.

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 online 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 season[1] 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 or connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and  Twitter.


Shaunna Morgan

TaxAct Public Relations

(319) 531-3626

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