A Sneak Peek at 2015 Preparer's Editions

By Lisa Rhatigan

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While you were filing 2014 tax returns fast and furiously, TaxAct engineers and developers were already working on 2015 Preparer's Editions. And since the filing deadline, we have continued that work and have been implementing requests and suggestions submitted by customers.

We hope you will be as excited as we are about the following new products and enhancements for TaxAct 2015 Preparer's Editions. Keep an eye on your inbox, as we'll be sharing more information in the coming months, leading up to Preview Editions in October and Final Editions in early January.

Dedicated Support – Starting in tax year 2015, all TaxAct Professional customers can get answers directly from our expert Professional Support Team at no additional fee. Whether you have a tax, technical or other question, our team is here to help via email and phone!

ALL Business State Editions – TaxAct will support ALL 1065, 1120 and 1120S states in tax year 2015! Order the 2015 Business State Editions you need today.

Optional Cloud Enterprise Networking – Enterprise Edition owners can set up account, practice & client info on the cloud, giving you secure access to your information anywhere you have internet access.

Additional 1041 State Editions – We will be announcing several additional 1041 State Editions soon, which will bring the total number of supported states to nearly 30.

Streamlined E-filing Steps – You asked and we're delivering a streamlined e-filing process in TaxAct Preparer's Editions. You'll be able to e-file in fewer screens and clicks, allowing you to e-file more returns faster and easier.

New E-file Dashboard – We're delivering a new convenient, secure way to stay up-to-date on the latest status of your clients' e-filed returns. Simply sign in to your TaxAct Account on any browser to review the status of returns and quickly generate reports. Practice administrators can tailor account settings for each preparer and easily view reports by EFIN or PTIN.

Easier Installation and Setup – Among the many efficiency improvements we're making are a streamlined, step-by-step installation process and improved user guide.

New Form 990 Federal Editions – By request, we are debuting Form 990 Tax-Exempt Organizations Federal Editions in October. Order your 2015 Preparer's Edition or Preparer's Enterprise Edition today!

Don't forget – 2015 TaxAct Preparer's Editions will still include the same valuable features our customers count on to maximize their efficiency and productivity, including:

  • An easy toggle for entering data directly onto tax forms and a comprehensive Q&A interview
  • Time-saving imports and quick entry tools for last year returns, investments, trial balance reports, W-2s and more
  • Customizable Client Manager and E-filing Manager
  • Affordable, integrated e-filing – pay per return or get unlimited with our money-saving bundles
  • Powerful practice management tools in Enterprise Editions, including Document Manager, data backup on TaxAct's secure servers and multi-user networking
About Lisa Rhatigan

Lisa is Vice President of Business-to-Business Marketing at TaxAct. Prior to joining TaxAct, Lisa was a principal in a business development consulting firm that helped CPA firms and other professional service firms grow their businesses.