LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans begin receiving their W-2 forms and preparing to file their 2012 income taxes, six-month-old TaxConnections™ (http://www.taxconnections.com) is celebrating its January 1, 2013 official launch with free professional tax help for all consumers.
The "Freemium" TaxConnections membership gives consumers immediate, direct access to tax professionals from throughout the U.S. and around the globe. Taxpayers and tax professionals can interact one-on-one or in the TaxConnections Ask Tax Questions forum. All services are entirely free to taxpayers.
"The public can now access tax professionals in corporations, public accounting firms, law firms, government tax agencies, tax service firms and academia worldwide in one click," stated TaxConnections founder and CEO Kat Jennings. "We have created a hyperspeed market shift in how consumers find tax professionals and learn more about tax advisors and their tax services. Our beta phase is complete, and we are excited to give consumers free access to the treasure trove of tax information available at TaxConnections."
There are over one billion online searches every year for tax professionals. Jennings and her team created TaxConnections to give consumers a free and simple way to find multiple tax professionals in one place, to ask questions and receive informed answers, and to voice their opinions about tax policy in a safe, interactive forum. At the same time, the site gives tax professionals national and international visibility through blogs, forums, virtual boardrooms, and smart marketing. While consumer memberships are entirely free, tax professionals can become part of TaxConnections for less than a dollar per day.
It all adds up to a time-saving -- and, particularly during tax season, potentially a money-saving -- resource for consumers. TaxConnections is breaking new ground in providing a platform from which taxpayers can ask their specific tax questions anonymously and receive real answers from tax experts in those practice areas for free in the Ask Tax Questions Open Forum.
"There are no two ways about it: tax time can be incredibly stressful for consumers," said Jennings. "We want them to know TaxConnections and its community of CPAs, tax preparers and other tax professionals stand ready to make the next few months easier. We invite taxpayers to come celebrate the official TaxConnections launch by getting free help on their tax questions."
About Kathleen 'Kat' Jennings, CEO of TaxConnections™
With over three decades of experience consulting to the worldwide tax community, Kathleen Jennings is a recognized tax expert. She is the founder of a leading consulting firm that located the world's leading tax professionals for multinational corporations. TaxConnections was born out of Jennings's vision to help consumers everywhere save money with improved access to technically trained tax professionals. TaxConnections celebrated its official launch on January 1, 2013. Learn more at http://www.taxconnections.com.
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