AccountNow and ezTaxReturn Combine Forces to Help

SAN RAMON, CA, JANUARY 12, 2011 – AccountNow, Inc., one of the nation’s largest prepaid debit card companies, and, a leading tax preparation software company, have teamed up to make filing tax returns and the receipt of tax refunds less expensive, more reliable and quicker for the estimated 40 million lower income U.S. consumers who do not have established credit or traditional banking relationships.

“Research shows that most lower income families have their taxes done by paid preparers who often charge high fees and provide an inconsistent quality of service”, said Jim Jones, CEO of AccountNow, Inc. “As a result, these taxpayers may be missing legitimate deductions such as the Earned Income Credit, and may not be getting the full refund they deserve.”

Through the partnership between these two companies, taxpayers can use the highly reliable online service to prepare and file their taxes and get their refund faster on an AccountNow prepaid debit card. They can bypass the hassle of high fees and waiting for a check to come in the mail and then trying to cash it.

Doing taxes with ezTaxReturn is quick, easy and accurate. Consumers who visit simply follow the on-screen prompts to get the biggest refund possible and file their return. Most people will be able to complete their tax return and e-file it with the Internal Revenue Service in 30 minutes or less. The program is free to try and consumers only pay if they use the service to e-file their return. Satisfaction is guaranteed or consumers receive their money back.

“Tax refunds belong to the taxpayer. Why unnecessarily pay a tax preparer who charges an upfront fee when you can use, an inexpensive online program, to get your refund faster on a prepaid debit card?,” added Jones.

About AccountNow, Inc.
AccountNow (, headquartered in San Ramon, California, is a leading provider of financial solutions for the 40 million U.S. consumers who do not have established credit or traditional banking relationships. AccountNow provides consumers an alternative to “traditional” checking accounts and access to financial payments systems, including Visa and Mastercard prepaid cards, Online Bill Payment, card-to-card transfers and FDIC insured deposits. ( was founded in 1999 to make preparing and e-filing taxes quick, easy, convenient and inexpensive for American taxpayers. Their team includes tax experts, communications specialists, economists and software developers who understand taxes, and how to simplify them for consumers. provides the most stress-free and secure tax preparation and e-file experience possible.

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