TaxAct Launches BizAdvance to Help Entrepreneurs Start, Manage and Grow Their Businesses

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – February 4, 2016 – TaxAct®, the leading provider of affordable do-it-yourself (DIY) tax preparation and filing solutions, announces the launch of TaxAct BizAdvance™, an online resource center featuring tools and information for starting, growing and managing a business. BizAdvance connects entrepreneurs to a pool of expert resources to help them navigate every stage of the business life cycle.

"Even the most experienced business owner faces challenges when managing the many aspects of running a successful business," said JoAnn Kintzel, TaxAct president. "TaxAct has helped many business owners save time and money by filing their own tax returns. But, we have taken that a step further by serving as a resource throughout the year. BizAdvance links entrepreneurs to information and guidance from industry leaders that can help them overcome challenges during any stage of their business."

With the challenges inherent to growing a small business in the current economy, BizAdvance serves as a go-to destination for new and existing business owners who need to strategize their finances, manage employees and plan for success. TaxAct BizAdvance will continually expand its list of featured partners and content to provide business owners with best-in-class resources to help manage and grow their companies.

Retirement planning

Ubiquity Retirement + Savings makes it easy for business owners to offer their employees simple, flat-fee-for-service retirement and savings plans. Ubiquity ensures users can manage 401(k) plans in minutes, get unbeatable tax savings for themselves and their business, and access their own personal Customer and Saver Success Team for help.

Comprehensive payment solutions

Through BizAdvance, visitors can connect with BluePay to identify comprehensive payment processing solution(s) that best fit the unique needs of their business. BluePay offers robust, secure payment solutions through physical point of sale (POS), online and mobile interfaces, as well as business management software integrations. The company processes credit, debit and ACH transactions while providing real-time settlement, reporting and reconciliation, making it simple for businesses to manage payments.

"Like TaxAct, we are committed to helping business owners succeed," said Kristen Gramigna, chief marketing officer of BluePay. "Our presence on TaxAct BizAdvance enables us to reach even more business owners and present them with new opportunities to help manage and grow their companies."

Digital marketing made easy

Webiquity makes it easy for businesses to compete online with its digital marketing platform. The company offers dedicated marketing managers who construct and manage complete online presence campaigns for small and medium-sized businesses. Webiquity's services also include mobile-friendly websites, SEO, social media and local presence marketing, so business owners can generate awareness and reach customers at various levels.

Quick, convenient business formation document filing

MyCorporation, a leader in online legal filing services for entrepreneurs and businesses, makes business formation and maintenance quick and painless, so business owners can focus on what they do best.

Business lending solutions

Leading online platform, Biz2Credit, matches borrowers to financial institutions based on each company's unique profile. The online application and ongoing credit monitoring process is safe, efficient and price-transparent.

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 or connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and  Twitter .

Media Contacts

Shaunna Morgan

TaxAct Public Relations

(319) 531-3626

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(619) 234-0345

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