HD Vest Financial Services, one of the few broker-dealers that specialize in tax issues and works to recruit CPAs to become CFPs, is being acquired by Blucora, the onetime Internet giant known as InfoSpace.

HD Vest will complement TaxAct, an online tax-preparation service Blucora bought in 2012. The idea is that, going forward, Blucora will have a steadier, more predictable business model as Blucora’s tax advisors look to sell investment products to the roughly 25,000 people who use TaxAct.

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