Tax Filing Service Adds to Robust Work-Life Offerings From Workplace Options

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Free on-line tax filing expands level of support for WPO’s clients and employees.

Workplace Options, the largest provider of work-life employee benefits in America, has announced the availability of free online tax preparation and e-filing for its clients and employees using TaxACT, the value-leader in tax preparation software and services.

According to the IRS, of the 66 million e-file returns done in 2005, 16.7 million taxpayers filed from a home computer — up 17 percent from 2004. With an expected increase again in 2006, WPO has chosen to partner with TaxACT, providing it’s clients a free filing service as part of their work-life offerings.

“Adding Tax ACT to the Advantage website is just one more way that WPO is bringing real life to work-life,” said Alan King, WPO’s COO. “Our customers come to our site to find solutions to life's everyday challenges. Providing an easy way to do one of the year's most dreaded challenges, taxes, is one more way WPO continues to expand the level of support we offer our customers.”

WPO's Advantage Web site will include the following TaxAct services:

  • Simple interview “question and answer” format
  • Print or e-file the IRS-approved return
  • 100% accuracy guarantee
  • All commonly used forms, schedules, & worksheets and reflects all the new tax laws
  • Handy 'Tax Refund' or 'Amount Owed' display shown at all times
  • Printable tax summary
  • Asset depreciation forms

The tax software is available through an online interface or may be downloaded directly to the users’ personal computer. Bundled state tax preparation software is available for individual purchase .

TaxACT compliments the other services offered on WPO's Advantage Web site. Considered by many EAP’s to be the gold standard for online EAP and Work life services, the Workplace Options web site contains peer-reviewed, best-in-class articles, sound files, resources, training programs, assessments, planners and resource links for employers and their employees.

About Workplace Options

Founded in 1982 and servicing nearly 14 million employees and their families, Workplace Options (WPO) is America’s largest provider of work/life services. WPO is recognized for its innovative web delivery capabilities, flexibility and affordable pricing models. The company’s Partnership Integration Model® offers the most complete and thorough process for successfully integrating EAP and work/life employee benefits available in today’s market.

About TaxACT

Approaching its eighth tax season, TaxACT is America's No. 1 value-leader in tax-preparation software and consumer services. TaxACT is the nation's pioneer and most trusted leader of free tax-preparation software and online services, TaxACT is the only product to offer free e-filing services directly to consumers and to provide more free forms, worksheets, and schedules than any other tax product.

Contact Information:

Sandy Egan

Workplace Options

(800) 699-8011 x2161

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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