Intuit has launched an online tax research Web site called TaxAlmanac, in which it is enabling practitioners to post questions and answers.

Although the beta site has links to government Web pages, most of its content will come from the users, according to an Intuit spokesperson.

The site, www.taxalmanac.com, is built on a concept similar to Wikipedia, a Web-based free-content encyclopedia, to which users can submit articles.

"As the content builds up, you can do a search," the spokesperson says. TaxAlmanac is free and Intuit has no plans to charge for access.

More than 1,800 people registered in the first 48 hours of operation last week, and there were about 35,000 page views during that time. Besides offering a section for questions and comments, the site also has one for tax professional commentary.

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