VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of About.com's 4th annual Readers' Choice Awards are in and eSmart Tax won in the category of Best Personal Finance & Tax Software. eSmart Tax, the online tax service of Liberty Tax Service, secured 58% of the population's vote, which was more than enough to secure the honor of 2011's "Best Do-It-Yourself Tax Software."
"We're extremely excited," said Ray Shively, Vice President of Online Products at Liberty Tax Services. "Each year, we work to make eSmart Tax the best e-filing tax service on the market. So, it's a great honor to be voted as the best DIY tax software by the readers of About.com."
About.com, ranked as the 66th most popular website in the world and 30th in the United States according to the Web Information Company Alexa, began accepting nominations for award categories in January, 2011 and allowed its readers to vote for one of five finalists in each category throughout February and early March. During that approximately month-long voting period, eSmart Tax earned 58% of the online ballots casted for "Best Do-It-Yourself Tax Software" of 2011. Of the five finalists in its category, eSmart Tax competed against Turbo Tax, H&R Block at Home and TaxACT Online, which each earned 21%, 15% and 4% of the vote respectively.
"The funny thing is we're not really a tax 'software,'" Shively explained. "You don't have to download eSmart Tax from a website or a box or a CD. You can file your taxes anywhere, with a computer and an internet connection, on www.eSmartTax.com."
To view the results in the Best Do-It-Yourself Tax Software category, visit http://financialsoft.about.com/od/reviewsfinancesoftware/ss/Best-Personal-Finance-Software-Best-Tax-Software_6.htm.
Vice President of Online Products at Liberty Tax Service Ray Shively and the eSmart Tax team members will be available for interviews with the media upon request by calling 757-493-8855.
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eSmart Tax is backed by the tax experts at Liberty Tax Service and its network of over 23,000 tax preparers and more than 3,800 offices nationwide. Liberty Tax is a trusted leader in the tax preparation industry for more than 10 years, so e-filers can rest assured their tax returns are in good hands. www.eSmartTax.com
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