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New Tax Software Information and Comparison

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

Zilker Ventures, LLC announces the launch of Tax-Compare.com, a comparison and review website for online tax services.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 19, 2008 -- Online tax services and electronic tax filing (e-filing) have tremendously changed the way we do our taxes. Gone are the days of hunkering down in a mess of file folders and paper receipts, of scrambling to the post office late and stressed.

According to the IRS, in 2007 a record-breaking 76.7 million individual tax filers--22.5 million filing from home--delivered their forms electronically. Numbering 2.5 million more than last year, these tax e-filers have effectively overshadowed the few of those still living in the old world of filing.

We have tax preparation software to thank. The Urban Institute reports that only 13% of self-prepared tax returns were prepared without tax software in 2003. Since 2003, more and more people have discovered tax software products, which simplify and accelerate the process of preparing taxes. Convenient and easy to use, tax software products provide step-by-step navigation through the often daunting tax preparation process.

Offering to pay penalties from the IRS for a faulty return, tax software providers assure people that they have nothing to lose by trying the service. And yet, 13% of individual taxpayers have not used tax software, according to the IRS. maybe this group consists of CPAs, rare math whizzes or those plainly unaware of the advantages and specifications of the differing tax software services.

Now, those who have not tried tax software, as well as those who have, will no longer have to spend time researching information on tax software and its benefits. Tax-compare.com is a site that gives them all of the necessary information. A self-proclaimed "apples to apples" comparison of tax software, the website offers a detailed list of product specifications and advantages, along with reviews that will assist buyers in choosing the product that is right for them.

The reviews are based on key characteristics of tax preparation software, which include:

  • Accuracy: All tax software products should check for errors. Accuracy is essential because mistakes cost time (require an audit) and are expensive money (IRS fee) and generally delay the tax payer's refund.
  • Help with deductions: Tax software provides tax payers with tools for maximizing deductions. More deductions equal more savings.
  • Affordability: Standard plans can be as low as $15-$20 for the most basic services.

Market leaders such as TurboTax, TaxCut, TaxBrain, and TaxAct (all IRS authorized e-file providers) excel at providing the features listed above. They also include free trial versions and free e-filing and compatibility with other personal accounting software

Even with new resources like Tax-compare.com and tax software tools some people will choose to hire an accountant But hiring an accountant can often be more expensive than self-preparation and is generally not recommended.

For the rest of us, however, using tax software and E-file is an easy choice. We will save time, money, and even trees by doing it ourselves.

For additional information regarding online tax services, visit
www.Tax-Compare.com.

Zilker Ventures, LLC is a web publisher that consolidates information and reviews various business and financial products.


Contact:

Jen Udan
Zilker Ventures, LLC
pr@zilkerventures.com
http://www.zilkerventures.com

Gaines Kilpatrick, CEO
Zilker Ventures, LLC
(512) 448-9031

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AmeriPrep Solutions Helps Remove Financial Illiteracy from America

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

AmeriPrep Solutions ® LLC, announced today that its computer software, Financial GPS ® 2.1, is available for sale to the general public.

Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) May 19, 2008 -- AmeriPrep Solutions ® LLC, announced today that its computer software, Financial GPS ® 2.1, is available for sale to the general public.

Financial GPS is available at www.ameriprepsolutions.com
Financial GPS is available at www.ameriprepsolutions.com

Since its inception in 2007, Financial GPS ® has provided users the ability to identify financial objectives in the privacy of their own homes. With the help of educational video tutorials, Financial GPS ® allows users to plan for retirement, identify debt pay-off tactics, and track spending and saving habits. It focuses on fiscal responsibility and promotes proper budgeting and saving to help users reach specific goals. "Will I outlive my money? Will I have to change my lifestyle upon retirement? These are questions many Americans ask themselves and this software provides them with the answers," stated director of sales, Brian Bartholomew.

AmeriPrep Solutions ® believes people need to be educated and shown how things like credit card debt can be dangerous to their long-term financial goals. "There are too many people that are accustomed to asking what the 'monthly payment' is as opposed to how much a product actually costs," quoted vice president of sales and marketing, Chris Yonker. "Offering a tool that teaches financial literacy has been our objective since day one. Financial GPS ® is the perfect tool," said Steve Eilers, vice president of information systems. The AmeriPrep Solutions ® founders believe Financial GPS ® is the tool to promote financial literacy and is hitting the market at the right time and in the right place.

The English/Spanish version of the software is available in hard copy or for download via the website www.ameriprepsolutions.com. AmeriPrep Solutions ® is a Grand Rapids, Michigan based corporation. Their flagship product was designed to help bring a conscious awareness to each individual's financial situation.

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New Consumer Advocacy Group Promises to Assist with Credit and Financial Recovery, Rebuilding and Maintenance

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

The National Association for Credit Responsibility and Advocacy (NACRA) was founded in 2007 by Luis O. Rodriguez and is headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla. NACRA is a consumer-friendly association whose mission is to help consumers recover, rebuild, and then maintain their good credit and good name. As part of their "Credit and Financial-Direction and Protection" plan, NACRA provides benefits and services dedicated to accomplishing and realizing this goal. To learn more visit www.nacraonline.org or call 954.340.5894.

Coral Springs, Fla. (PRWEB) May 19, 2008 -- Last year over two million people filed for personal bankruptcy, foreclosures jumped 75% to more than 2.2 million filings, and unemployment claims surged in the latest weeks to the highest level since September 2005. These adverse economic conditions coupled with a study conducted by the PIRG (Public Information Group), of Washington, D.C., which revealed that 79% of credit reports contained either serious errors or mistakes of some kind, are indicative of a consumer credit crisis.

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NACRA LOGO

In tough economic times, people who are qualified to receive credit that will help stimulate the sluggish U.S. economy find themselves being denied loans, insurance, and employment opportunities because of inaccurate and negative credit information being made available by credit reporting bureaus.

A new consumer advocacy organization, The National Association for Credit Responsibility and Advocacy (NACRA), based in South Florida has been founded with the singular goal of helping consumers recover, rebuild, and then maintain their good credit and name by providing members with benefits and services in order to build a 'Credit and Financial-Direction and Protection' plan for them, moving forward.


"Consumer credit scores have taken on even more importance in a consumer culture and economy increasingly based on credit use," commented NACRA founder Luis O. Rodriguez. "By employing affiliated attorneys, experienced in consumer law to audit members credit reports, our members are provided with legal representation to the three major national credit bureaus as well as debt collectors and others in removing inaccurate and negative items from their credit reports."

"The difference of having an experienced consumer law attorney working for members through this process is invaluable and will make all the difference in their lives and their financial future, moving forward," pointed out Rodriguez.


This expert legal representation forNACRA members is just one powerful component of several that distinguishes NACRA from credit recovery services. By offering Free ID theft protection and credit monitoring, Financial Education and Guidance, Tax Advice- Preparation and Audit, Legal Representation, and many more benefits and services bundled into their membership, NACRA ensures that the culmination is a financially healthier, stable, and educated consumer, ready and prepared to successfully re-join the credit economy.

"I understand how difficult, frustrating, and time consuming it can be dealing with the credit bureaus and I wanted to create a service people could turn to for guidance, assistance, and answers," said Rodriguez. "We are really excited about moving forward with our other consumer-minded services, such as I.D. Theft Protection and Credit Monitoring."

NACRA also has an online resource library of articles about credit scores, credit reports, identity theft and debt, among others. This resource is meant to answer important questions consumers have regarding their credit and will be available for use by non-members as well at www.nacraonline.org.

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The National Association for Credit Responsibility and Advocacy (NACRA) was founded in 2007 by Luis O. Rodriguez and is headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla. NACRA is a consumer-friendly association whose mission is to help consumers recover, rebuild, and then maintain their good credit and good name. As part of their "Credit and Financial-Direction and Protection" plan, NACRA provides benefits and services dedicated to accomplishing and realizing this goal. To learn more visit www.nacraonline.org or call 954.340.5894.

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