Taxing Times Ahead

As W4′s began hitting inboxes across the country during Week 3 we started to see some serious traffic to sites related to tax returns. Intuit, H&R Block, and TaxActOnline all saw increases of over 60%, while TurboTax logged 1.3 million visitors — a lift of 56% over the previous week.

Leading the taxpack in terms of sheer volume, the IRS website served over 3 million unique visitors looking for the latest forms and rule changes. Riding that wave of necessary popularity was irs.com, a site run by a crafty outfit calling itself Internet Revenue Services, Inc.. Surely any resemblance is coincidental…