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Audit Protection Service Available for Tax Year 2017

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Getting an audit notification from the IRS or the State can be unsettling for your client. As you know, that can also be the beginning of a long period of wasted time for you. The average wait time for the IRS was 15 minutes between January and April 2017. The number of identity theft victims in the US rose to 16.7 million in 2017. The cost of all of that lost data amounts to over nearly $17 billion.

TaxAct is partnering with Protection Plus to offer you and your clients' professional audit and inquiry assistance and Identity Theft services. With Protection Plus, you'll be relieved of working with the IRS and you and your clients will have peace of mind. By letting Protection Plus put their power behind your practice, you can spend more valuable time advising your clients while still remaining confident that they are being expertly assisted.

Protection Plus includes:

  • Assistance with a range of audit issues, including Schedules A, C, and E and denied credits
  • State and Federal Return Assistance
  • Tax debt Relief
  • $2,500 tax preparer guarantee (not available in SD, TN, WY or Puerto Rico)
  • ID Theft Assistance with 24/7 access to experienced privacy advocates
  • Increased revenue opportunity
  • Seamless software integration

You will have the opportunity to add Protection Plus Audit Assistance for each client during the e-filing steps in TaxAct Professional Editions. If you are not using a refund transfer, you won't pay anything at that time – you will be invoiced later directly from Protection Plus. If you are using a refund transfer from Republic Bank, the fee for Protection Plus will be deducted from your client's refund along with all other fees.

In order to offer Protection Plus Audit Assistance to your clients, you need to pre-enroll with Protection Plus. Register now so you're ready to offer this valuable service to your clients as soon as you start e-filing returns.

To learn more about the benefits Protection Plus provides and how to market it to your clients, Protection Plus offers a free training webinar for TaxAct Professionals.