TurboTax rival Tax Act is the latest company to try to lure angry TurboTax users – by literally offering to pay them to switch.
Tax Act, which is a desktop and cloud-based tax-preparation software, will pay consumers $1.50 if they file their Federal tax returns using their software. The payment is being made using an online service called Swag Bucks, which can be redeemed as cash by using eBay’s (EBAY) PayPal.
Tax Act is offering other promotions to make its higher-end software practically free. Taxpayers who file using its $12.99 Deluxe program, for instance, can get Swag Bucks reward valued at $9, making the cost of the software $4