TaxAct Extends Partnership with Danica Patrick and Stewart-Haas Racing
Leading Online Tax Preparation Company Inks Multi-Year Sponsorship and Announces Free Federal and State DIY Tax Preparation and Filing for Americans with Simple Returns
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 30, 2015) – In an agreement announced today at Martinsville Speedway, TaxAct has extended its partnership with Danica Patrick and Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR). The multi-year agreement means that TaxAct will continue as the official online tax preparation partner of SHR and Patrick will be behind the wheel of the No. 10 TaxAct Chevrolet SS for four races annually beginning with the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, with associate sponsorship status for Patrick in all other Sprint Cup races.
“Our partnership with Danica continues to be a natural fit. Her fearless and ambitious attitude both on and off the track exemplifies TaxAct’s ‘You got this!’ spirit,” said JoAnn Kintzel, president, TaxAct. “Danica’s level of confidence within the world of motorsports mirrors the self-assurance any filer can have when choosing TaxAct as their tax preparation and filing solution. We’re excited to team with Danica and Stewart Haas Racing.”
“Working with TaxAct has been great and I’m proud to continue this relationship for years to come,” Patrick said. “TaxAct offers a terrific product that empowers people to take the wheel by giving them ownership of their taxes.”
For years, TaxAct has offered the tools and resources necessary to help millions of Americans easily navigate the complexities of tax and finance at a fair price. This tax season, TaxAct is taking it a step further by giving filers with simple returns the ultimate deal: TaxAct Free. Americans can now use TaxAct Free to file their federal 1040A or 1040EZ and state returns at no cost.
“We’ve all heard the old adage ‘nothing in life is free,’ however this tax season, we look forward to working with Danica to show millions of Americans that simply isn’t true,” Kintzel said. “With TaxAct, there really is such a thing as free, and for people who qualify, it comes in the form of free DIY tax preparation and filing for federal 1040A, 1040EZ and state returns. TaxAct offers everything filers need to prepare and file their taxes for less.”
TaxAct is a leading provider of affordable digital and download tax preparation solutions for individuals, business owners and tax professionals. Its mission is to empower people to navigate the complexities of tax and finance with ease and accuracy at a fair price. TaxAct was one of the top three visited online tax preparation destinations last tax season.1 The company has assisted with approximately 60 million e-filed federal returns since 2000. To learn more about TaxAct, a business of Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOR), visit www.TaxAct.com.
1 According to collective week-end reports for TaxAct.com released by Complete Inc.
About Stewart-Haas Racing:
Stewart-Haas Racing is the title-winning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team co-owned by three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation – the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America. The team fields four entries in the elite Sprint Cup Series – the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet for Stewart, the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet for Danica Patrick, the No. 4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet for Kevin Harvick and the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet for Kurt Busch. Based in Kannapolis, North Carolina, Stewart-Haas Racing operates out of a 200,000-square-foot facility with approximately 280 employees. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.StewartHaasRacing.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StewartHaasRacing, on Twitter @StewartHaasRcng and on Instagram @StewartHaasRacing.
- Krista K. Massey
Former Group Vice President, Director of Sponsorships and Event Marketing
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