Amazon.com has come up with an unusual way to sell its tax prep packages this season, featuring characters from NBC's TV series "The Office" as examples of the kinds of taxpayers who might try out different packages.

The e-commerce company has set up an online store devoted to tax prep called Tax Central where Amazon customers can download copies of Intuit's TurboTax and H&R Block's TaxCut. Users can click on the profiles of different characters from the TV show such as Pam Beesly, identified as an E-Z Breezy Filer, and Dwight Shrute, known here as a Fancy Filer.

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