SOURCE: Online Taxes

January 05, 2010 10:30 ET Launches Free Online Tax Software

New Features and Services for the 2010 Tax Season

PROVO, UT--(Marketwire - January 5, 2010) - launched their new 2009 online tax software today. The software includes federal stimulus updates and new tax credits. also improved their free federal offer making it available to all taxpayers, regardless of income or state of residence. New features, additional supported states, and deluxe services have been included in this year's software.

For the 2010 tax season, all restrictions have been lifted making the federal offer free for everyone. In previous years, free federal tax returns were limited to customers with an adjusted gross income of $56,000 or less and those that lived in a qualifying state. Those restrictions have been lifted making the free federal offer available for everyone. Self-employed income and other complex tax situations are also supported at no cost. Customers can file a federal tax extension for free with no obligations.

State pricing will stay the same as in previous years. "We have one of the lowest prices for state preparation in the industry," said Director of Marketing Matthew Gause. "As the economy recovers, consumers are looking for high value and low cost services. Tax filers are trying to save money and will find relief in our free federal and $9.95 state preparation service."

The software supports a number of new states. In addition to the states already supported, added Arkansas, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. The new state additions bring the company's total supported states to 40 out of 42 states that require individual tax returns.

A new Deluxe service has also been added for the 2010 tax season. The service provides unlimited amended returns, audit assistance, and priority customer support. Audit assistance provides extra protection and additional audit resources for tax filers. With unlimited amended returns, customers can revisit their saved tax return, make changes, and re-send an amended tax return at no additional cost after purchasing the Deluxe service. Priority customer support provides answers the fastest way possible by moving Deluxe service customers to the front of the queue. Each of these features will provide peace of mind and added value to tax payers. recommends that customers start their taxes using the Deluxe service so they can take advantage of all these benefits from the beginning.

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