TaxAct® Professional Invest for Success Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE THROUGH THIS PROMOTION. VOID WHERE PROHIBTED BY LAW.

Sponsor: TaxAct, Inc., 1425 60th Street NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 (“TaxAct”).

  1. Acceptance of Official Rules. Please read these rules (“Official Rules”) before entering this promotion (the "Promotion"). By participating in this Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.
  2. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. THIS PROMOTION IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ANY ONE OF THE FIFTY UNITED STATES OR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE AT LEAST AGE 18 (OR THE AGE OF MAJORITY UNDER APPLICABLE LAW) AND WHO HAVE A VALID ELECTRONIC FILERS IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (“EFIN”) AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PROMOTION PERIOD. IF YOU DO NOT MEET ANY OF THESE REQUIREMENTS OR RESTRICTIONS, OR ANY OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OR RESTRICTIONS IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE, AND TAXACT RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO AWARD PRIZES TO YOU. If you have an APO or FPO mailing address, you must identify your state of permanent residence. To be eligible to win a prize, entries must be completed and received by TaxAct in the manner and format designated below. Directors, officers and employees of TaxAct and its participating sponsor(s) and any of their respective affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate families of each are not eligible to win any prizes. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Offer void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Limit two Entries per person.
  3. Promotion Period. The Promotion starts at 12:00 am Central Time on May 2, 2016, and ends at 11:59 pm Central Time on September 21, 2016 (the "Promotion Period"). All Entries must be received during the Promotion Period to be eligible to win a prize. TaxAct's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion.
  4. TaxAct and all participating sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any Promotion disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of TaxAct or by non-authorized human intervention; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Promotion. Subject to any governmental approval that may be required, TaxAct reserves the right to, without prior notice and at any time, terminate the Promotion, in whole or in part, or modify the Promotion in any way, should any factor interfere with its proper conduct as contemplated by these official rules. TaxAct reserves the right in its sole discretion, to cancel the Promotion in its entirety if it becomes technically corrupted or because of non-authorized human intervention.
  5. How to enter. To enter the Promotion, visit prosweeps.taxact.com during the Promotion Period and follow the instructions to complete your entry (“Entry”). To participate, you must provide your first and last name, your EFIN, and a valid email address. You may enter a second time by visiting the TaxAct Professional booth at an upcoming tradeshow (“Booth”) or, if you prefer, by using the alternative method of entry provided below. You can find more information about locations and dates for upcoming tradeshows at prosweeps.taxact.com. All Entries must be received by 11:59 pm Central Time on September 21, 2016. Limit: two Entries per person. Once you have provided the required information, you will be entered into the online random drawing. Entries become the property of TaxAct and will not be acknowledged or returned.
  6. Alternate means of entry. As an alternative, entrants may mail their entry with their name, EFIN, email address, mailing address, phone number, and date of birth on a postcard to:

Professional Sweepstakes
TaxAct, Inc.
1425 60th Street NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

No other forms of entry, including fax, email, phone, or other will be accepted.

  1. Effective date of entries. Entries will be effective on the day received. You are responsible for your costs of entering, including postage, materials, online access charges and long distance telephone charges.
  2. Selection and Notification of Winners. There will be four drawings. For each drawing, one or more potential prize winners will be determined by a random drawing of all eligible entries submitted prior to the drawing date.

Drawing Dates

July 14, 2016

August 12, 2016

September 1, 2016

September 22, 2016

Winners will notified by e-mail on or shortly after the date of the drawing. To claim a prize, each winner must follow the instructions contained in his or her notification and abide by these Official Rules.

  1. Ten winners will each be awarded a $500.00 gift card to Amazon.com or a prize of comparable or greater value.
  2. Identity of Entrant. If a dispute arises about the identity of the entrant, entries made online will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. The potential winner may be required to provide TaxAct with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with a winning entry.
  3. Odds; Taxes; Etc. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible Entries received. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH WINNER. All prizes will be awarded. If a prize notification is returned as undeliverable or a prize is otherwise not claimed within five business days after delivery of notification, the applicable prize will be forfeited and awarded to another entrant. Prizes are not transferable. No substitutions or exchanges of any prizes will be permitted, except that TaxAct reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value for any prize. Limit one prize per person or household. All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied.
  4. General Release. By entering the Promotion, you release TaxAct and all Released Parties from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion (including methods of entry) or delivery, mis-delivery, acceptance, possession, or use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.
  5. Use of Winner's Name, Likeness, etc. Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Promotion constitutes permission to use winner's name, likeness, persona, hometown, and/or prize information in all media now known or later devised throughout the universe in perpetuity for all purposes TaxAct deems appropriate—including, without limitation, for promotional and publicity purposes—without further permission or compensation. As a condition of being awarded any prize, except where prohibited by law, winner may (in TaxAct's sole discretion) be required to execute a written consent, confirming TaxAct's right to use such winner's name, likeness, persona, hometown, and/or prize information without further permission or compensation.
  6. Affidavit and Release. As a condition of being awarded any prize, a winner may (in TaxAct's sole discretion) be required to execute and deliver to TaxAct a signed affidavit of eligibility, acceptance of these Official Rules, release of liability, and any other legal, regulatory, or tax-related documents required by TaxAct in its sole discretion. Winner List; Rules Request. For a copy of the Winner List, send an email with subject line: TaxAct® Professional Invest for Success Sweepstakes Winner’s List to prosweeps@taxact.com after September 22 2016 and before October 31, 2016. To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, send an email with subject line: TaxAct® Professional Invest for Success Sweepstakes Official Rules to prosweeps@taxact.com.
  7. Intellectual Property Notice. TaxAct is a trademark of TaxAct, Inc. The Promotion and all accompanying materials are copyright 2016 by TaxAct, Inc. All rights are reserved.
  8. The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Iowa, U.S.A. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of TaxAct, which are final and binding in all respects. TaxAct reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Promotion or any entrant's participation in the Promotion should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond TaxAct's control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Promotion, or TaxAct otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the Promotion as planned. Notwithstanding the foregoing, TaxAct reserves the right to amend, modify, or cancel the Promotion at any time without notice. Entrants who violate these Official Rules; violate any law, rule, or regulation in connection with participation in the Promotion; tamper with the operation of the Promotion or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to TaxAct, the Promotion, or any other entrant (in each case as determined in TaxAct’s sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the Promotion. TaxAct reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Promotion. Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. If you have any questions about these Official Rules or the Promotion, please e-mail them to prosweeps@taxact.com or send written questions to TaxAct Promotion, 1425 60th Street NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.

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