Remark Media Expands USTaxCenter (IRS.com) to Provide Online Tax Preparation & E-Filing

The global media company is introducing online tax preparation and electronic filing for personal income taxes.

19 Jan, 2016, 07:52 ET from Remark Media, Inc.

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Remark Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK), a global digital media company, today announced that its USTaxCenter (www.IRS.com) is expanding to offer individual income tax preparation and filing services directly to consumers. This is a major step towards Remark's goal of making the USTaxCenter a top filing resource for American taxpayers.

"The tax-filing industry is more technology driven than ever before," said Kai-Shing Tao, Remark's CEO," and most taxpayers want an easy-to-use online option that is both secure and affordable. Our website now offers a robust platform for self-directed tax preparation."

The USTaxCenter attracts a large volume of organic and direct traffic, thanks in part to its strong URL (www.IRS.com), and has already built a strong customer base over the years by featuring carefully-curated content and trusted third-party financial products. Going forward, the USTaxCenter is shifting its focus toward cultivating direct relationships with its users. "The US Tax Center has always been a top resource for tax information, so the addition of tax preparation and filing services was the next logical step," continued Mr. Tao.

The USTaxCenter offers four federal packages from which taxpayers can choose: Free, Basic, Deluxe, and Premium. All packages are competitively priced and include customer support.

Remark's team will continue to publish unique, high quality content on the US Tax Center website while maintaining and developing key partnerships in the tax vertical. The company plans to integrate all of its tax products in the future, including its tax extension properties, FileLater.com and TaxExtension.com.

About Remark Media, Inc. Remark Media, Inc. (MARK) is a global digital media company which owns and operates digital media properties, such as websites and applications for mobile devices, that provide unique, dynamic digital media experiences in multiple content verticals including travel, personal finance, social media, young adult lifestyle, and entertainment. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, with additional operations in Beijing and Chengdu, China. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.remarkmedia.com.

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