TaxACT Announces the Launch of Its Store on

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA--(Marketwire - January 24, 2008) - 2nd Story Software®, Inc., developers of TaxACT® and pioneers of totally free federal tax preparation software, announces the launch of its online store on for the 2007 tax season.

With the number of tax preparation software options available, consumers can become overwhelmed when trying to decide which option is going to best meet their needs. Amazon customers shopping TaxACT's Amazon Store will benefit from having a single online destination to research their options prior to purchasing tax software. By TaxACT becoming an Amazon merchant, more consumers can become familiar with the value and added ease TaxACT provides -- including a completely free tax software option(1) TaxACT Standard.

About TaxACT

Dedicated to providing consumers with a complete Web-based tax resource for a decade, is the 2nd most visited online destination for tax preparation services(2). Designed to make preparing taxes electronically possible for everyone for little to no-cost, TaxACT was the first to offer free federal electronic tax preparation, printing and electronic filing services directly to all American taxpayers.

About 2nd Story Software, Inc.

2nd Story Software, a privately held company founded in 1998, is critically acclaimed as being a leader in developing and marketing affordable tax preparation software and Web-based services directly to consumers. The comprehensive suite of TaxACT products continues to empower its users to devise well-informed tax strategies with ease, while looking out for the cost-conscious. More information regarding 2nd Story and the TaxACT product line may be found by visiting

(1) Shipping and Handling fees may apply. (2) According to collective week end-reports released by Hitwise™ during the 2004, 2005, 2006 primary tax seasons, TaxACT Online ranked second in the percentage of traffic it received as compared to other monitored Web-based tax preparation services. More information regarding Hitwise may be viewed by visiting

2nd Story Software, Inc., company and product logos, TaxACT and TaxACT Online, among others, are registered trademarks of 2nd Story Software. Other party trademarks or service marks are the property of their respective owners and should be treated as such.

As a practical note, taxpayers are encouraged to consult a legal or tax professional if in doubt. TaxACT provides general guidance and not legal or specific tax advice.

Contact Information: Contact Information Stephanie Behrends Public Relations Manager 2nd Story Software, Inc. Phone: (319) 373-3600 Email: