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TaxACT Announces Free Mobile App for Organizing and Saving Tax Documents
DocVault App and Cloud Account Give Taxpayers Solution for Secure Digital Storage of Tax Documents Throughout the Year and With Tax Returns
By: Marketwired .
Jan. 22, 2013 04:14 PM
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 -- The makers of TaxACT®, the critically acclaimed leader of affordable digital and download tax preparation solutions, have launched TaxACT DocVault, a free companion app for organizing and storing tax documents.
From tax forms to charitable donation receipts, DocVault empowers consumers to create digital copies of tax documents and information for free -- anytime, anywhere. Available for Android and Apple® smartphones and tablets, DocVault includes powerful image editing tools, customizable tags, and other organizational features.
DocVault images can be uploaded to TaxACT's secure servers throughout the year, where they are encrypted and saved. Users can store up to 3GB of tax images in their free secure cloud accounts at www.taxactdocvault.com on any device -- phone, tablet, or computer.
TaxACT customers who prefer not to use the DocVault app can still create a free web account at www.taxactdocvault.com and upload images from their computer or local storage device.
Reduced tax prep time plus easy recordkeeping
The combined use of TaxACT and DocVault makes tax time faster than ever. Images saved in the DocVault app, on www.taxactdocvault.com, or on a user's computer or local storage device can be imported into TaxACT Deluxe. All imported images are securely saved with Deluxe returns.
TaxACT Preparer's Enterprise Edition users can also import DocVault images from their computer or local storage drive. Images are saved in Document Manager along with client returns.
Free apps for everyone
"With the addition of DocVault, taxpayers now have a suite of TaxACT products to use across a variety of devices for a seamless, year-round tax experience," said TaxACT President JoAnn Kintzel.
TaxACT's other mobile apps, TaxACT Free Federal Edition tablet app and TaxACT Central, are also free. The tablet app syncs with TaxACT's web products, allowing customers to access returns through the tablet app or on a web browser on any device at www.taxact.com with the same username and password. TaxACT Central, a companion app for use during and after filing with TaxACT, includes a tax return checklist and Help Center, plus on-the-go status of e-filed returns and federal refunds.
TaxACT, made by 2nd Story Software®, is the critically acclaimed leader of affordable digital and download tax preparation solutions for consumers, business owners, and tax professionals. In the 2005 tax season, TaxACT became the first to offer free federal tax software and e-file to all U.S. taxpayers. TaxACT has been the second-most visited online tax preparation destination for the past seven consecutive years(1). Since 2000, TaxACT Online has assisted with more than 38 million e-filed federal returns. TaxACT is a business of Blucora (NASDAQ: BCOR). Learn more about TaxACT at www.taxact.com and www.taxact.com/press.
(1) According to collective week end reports for taxact.com and taxactonline.com released by Hitwise during the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 tax seasons.
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