TaxACT(R) Asks Taxpayers "Where Do You Do Your Taxes?"

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA--(Marketwire - February 4, 2009) - 2nd Story Software, Inc., the creators of TaxACT tax preparation software, announces the launch of The site features thousands of comments from satisfied TaxACT customers, a daily stream of tax tips and important tax news. Additionally, includes an interactive video section currently featuring more than a dozen videos created by TaxACT employees.

"'Where Do You Do Your Taxes?' is TaxACT's advertising theme for the 2008 tax season, and we wanted to extend that idea in a fashion more concrete than through traditional banner ads and our homepage, allows us to share positive feedback from our customers and provide those unfamiliar with our products reasons to try TaxACT," said Leigh Aragon, spokesperson for 2nd Story Software.

Ms. Aragon continued, "We're launching a video contest on February 1. Visitors will be able to submit videos to the site between February 4 and April 10. Anyone can visit the site and vote for their favorite video. The top vote-getter will win $500, with prizes for the top 6 vote-getters. Winners will be announced on April 15. Video criteria and official rules can be found on the website. We'll be adding additional features to throughout the tax season that will create additional opportunities to engage our customers and help us improve their experience with our product." is TaxACT's first true entry into the rapidly emerging social web. "We wanted to make sure that we were using best practices and ethics for the space before we dived in. By taking steps to ensure we started off as good citizens in new media, that led to a longer timeline for developing this content," explains Greg Hollingsworth, Online Marketing Specialist for 2nd Story Software and developer of "We felt it was important to weigh the experiences of others before jumping in and treating the social web as another direct marketing channel. This site represents the beginning of what we hope will become a great resource for our customers, as well as a way for us to become closer to them. We want our customers to know that their feedback is of the utmost importance to us and that we take their requests very seriously. This website puts us in a better position to open that direct line of communication."

About TaxACT

TaxACT is the pioneer of free Federal tax preparation and the #2 destination for online tax preparation(1). TaxACT is designed to make preparing taxes easy, fast and reliable while maintaining a focus on providing the software to taxpayers at the best possible value.

About 2nd Story Software Inc.

2nd Story Software, a privately held company founded in 1998, is a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and Web-based services. TaxACT products continually provide users with well-informed tax strategies in an easy-to-use format, while maintaining focus on providing the best value for customers. More information regarding the TaxACT product line may be found by visiting

(1) According to collective week end reports released by Hitwise™ during the 2005, 2006 and 2007 tax filing seasons.

Contact Information: Contact: Greg Hollingsworth 2nd Story Software®, Inc. (319) 373-3600 E-mail: and