A new Web site aims to establish a competitive bidding system where tax preparers can compete for clients.
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The site, Prosado, allows taxpayers to create a free account and submit basic information about their tax documents. They can then search through an unlimited number of tax preparers and select a match based on location, years in business, languages spoken, education level, and star ratings from other Prosado customers. No personal information is exchanged until a client accepts a tax preparer’s bid. If, after accepting a bid, the client isn’t happy with the preparer they chose, Prosado offers a cancellation policy.
Tax preparers join the site by paying an annual membership fee. They then have the ability to bid for the best price to complete a potential client’s tax return, and control the amount they bid. They can also see the current lowest bid to determine if they would like to rebid.
“We like to stress that Prosado is about the best bid for the individual and not necessarily the lowest bid,” said Prosado CEO Glen Ross in a statement. “Some people are very concerned about a tax preparer’s education level or his/her years in business and are willing to pay a little more for that comfort. This is what Prosado is all about.”
Prosado is beginning to market its services to tax preparers and will be rolling out a full campaign to both preparers and consumers in the weeks ahead.
For more information, visit www.prosado.com.