March 03, 2014 09:44 ET

Hearst's Manilla Saves Time for Consumers During Tax Season With Bill Share and Document Storage

Nearly 65 Percent of Manilla Survey Respondents Said Gathering Paperwork for Tax Time Is an Annoyance

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2014) - Manilla, the leading, free and secure digital mailbox service that allows consumers to manage their bills and other accounts on mobile, tablet and desktop, today announced that its new Bill Share feature and document storage capabilities provide the ultimate solution for consumers during the busy tax filing season. Manilla's free digital mailbox gives consumers automatic access to their various tax documents, such as their year-end statements, while Manilla's Bill Share feature allows consumers to securely share those documents with financial advisers, taking the hassle out of having to gather bills and statements.

"Manilla's fundamental goal is to simplify and organize the lives of consumers, and tax season is a time when everyone can use a break from the stress and hassle that comes with filing," said Jim Schinella, CEO of Manilla. "Preparing and filing taxes will never be fun, but that doesn't mean it can't be made simpler and more convenient. These two key features -- Manilla's digital mailbox and Bill Share -- provide a solution that makes tax season easier for consumers."

In a 2013 Manilla survey, nearly 65 percent of respondents said that gathering all of the necessary paperwork for their taxes was an annoyance. Plus, 87 percent said that keeping their finances organized helps during tax time.

Consumers can now sidestep the frustration of having to scramble to find documents before the dreaded April 15 filing deadline. Using the new Manilla Bill Share tool, users can designate access to their accounts so that a financial professional, such as an accountant, can easily access their tax documents. Bill Share also enables users to leave comments, making it easy for consumers and their financial advisers to keep track of spending and seamlessly communicate about issues or questions.

While the new feature is an ideal tool for consumers looking to reduce hassle and stress during tax time, it also helps streamline bill and account co-management with anyone, including roommates, spouses or partners, parents, children, and siblings.

Manilla, which was recently named to Kiplinger's Personal Finance's 2013 Best of Everything List and as one of CNBC's 10 best financial apps of 2014, offers a platform that provides convenient, secure online access to all household accounts and services for more than 3,500 businesses. The free service helps consumers manage all of their household accounts, including financial and brokerage, utility, subscription, daily deal, travel and rewards, and healthcare accounts, all through or via the Manilla Android or iOS mobile apps.

About Manilla

Manilla organizes and simplifies people's lives by providing one secure access point to all household accounts and services. The free digital mailbox service helps consumers manage and share their mail and household accounts, including financial and brokerage, utility, travel, entertainment, subscription and healthcare accounts all through Consumers can also use all of the Manilla features on the go by using Manilla's 4+ star customer-rated Android and iOS mobile apps. Under a single password, Manilla gives customers an automated, organized view of all of their account information, text and email reminders to pay bills, renew expiring subscriptions, and manage soon-to-expire daily deals, all with unlimited storage and seamless document retrieval.

Manilla is a company incubated within and backed by Hearst Corporation. Manilla is the recipient of the Webby Award and People's Voice Award for Best Banking/Bill Pay Service and was chosen as one of 10 best financial apps of 2014 by CNBC, as one of Google Play's and Apply iTunes editor's choice picks in 2014, as a top service on Kiplinger's Personal Finance's 2013 Best of Everything List, and as one of Money Magazine's "Top Money Apps." For more information, please visit

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