A new tax prep franchiser called Happy Tax is hoping to make a dent in an already crowded industry with a new business model involving CPAs.
The Miami Beach-based company aims to provide convenient customer service, along with accurate, reliable and professional tax returns prepared by CPAs with a minimum of five years of training and experience.
Using Happy Tax’s patent-pending technology and processes, franchisees offering the service will help customers avoid the hassles traditionally associated with preparing their taxes, meeting clients anytime, anywhere, including house calls. The franchisees then securely transmit the client's tax data to a team of highly qualified U.S.-based CPAs to professionally prepare the tax returns.
Customers will be offered three payment options of $200, $300 and $500—depending on the complexity of the return—without any hidden charges.
“With Happy Tax we wanted to rid the market of cowboy tax professionals’ who are costing hard-working Americans millions of dollars each year in IRS penalties and interest,” said Happy Tax CEO Mario Costanz in a statement. “Our franchisees are left to focus on what they do best, providing amazing customer service, while our experienced CPAs prepare and sign off on the tax returns. I'm so excited and happy to introduce this service to the world. We've already been called the Uber of tax preparation, but I feel we are much more than that. With a franchise program that will enable average Americans to earn more money and a customer experience that truly revolutionizes the way taxes are done, it's time we can finally say: Smile, It's Time to File!"
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