Monday, September 21, 2015

Why Starting a Tax Preparation Business is the Best Way to Expand your Business

Due to the recent turns in the economic climate, many people are searching for additional revenue streams in order to maintain their current life-styles. In my own business we have lost revenue across the entirety of our business. 

It was time to look for additional ways to create revenue. We looked into professional tax preparation as a way to supplement earnings, pay the bills, and more.
A tax preparation business can be a stand-alone enterprise, or you might find it to be a complimentary small business that can be added to your company that you are currently associated with, such as personal financial services, insurance, accounting or bookkeeping services. Your customers will certainly appreciate having one person that can manage their financial resources


A tax preparation business is also great to get into if you happen to work in another business that is likewise seasonal but at a different time of the year, such as retail, lawn care, travel, etc. A tax preparation firm can provide you with a constant income year-round.


Professional Tax Prep Software


Most new tax preparation courses assume no previous tax knowledge and the tax preparer software available today makes tax preparation a lot easier. That being said, tax preparer software is NOT a replacement for tax knowledge. 

It's quite essential that you are able to complete an income tax return by hand. You should never depend on any tax software application to train you, do your thinking or to prepare an income tax return without you supervising the process. 

Having quality professional tax prep software will make you feel more empowered and capable of providing quality tax returns for your clients. There are companies that provide tax prep software like Sigma professional tax software. Be sure you choose one that stands behind their product and keeps it updated continuously.


Lets Take it Even Further



As the trusted tax consultant to your tax customers, you are in the position to provide them with the additional financial services they require. By obtaining the needed licenses, you can deliver financial services and products such as IRAs, retirement plans, insurance coverage, etc. You can pick from several trusted broker-dealers that specialize in aiding tax professionals to meet their customers' financial services needs.



You can additionally offer accounting and pay-roll services for your small business tax customers to produce additional year-round income. 

Countless small companies are started every day and the trend is accelerating because of the sizable number of displaced employees going to self-employment.



Other opportunities to create year-round revenue exist, like becoming a real-estate broker to take advantage of the recovery of the real estate market in the coming years. Income tax know-how is a great asset for many financial services professionals and having tax expertise will certainly provide you with a key competitive advantage.


It's Not All About The Numbers


It's remarkable the number of individuals that think tax preparing is everything about the numbers, but that's not all. Tax preparation is in fact a people business. So, if you enjoy helping people, you could do extremely well in the tax business. It has to do with building relationships and trust.

Yes, it is really important that you have the knowledge to prepare taxes properly. However the experience that your customer has throughout the tax preparation procedure and after is just as important. When you are taking care of a customer's financial personal information it ends up being very personal.



Your client trusts you to take excellent care of him/her and hopes that you have their best interests in mind. Your client is searching for guidance and has actually come to you because they see you as a professional in the tax business.

You might prepare a client's tax return perfectly however if they don't receive personal service from you, they may not be back. Relationships are very important!

1 comment:

  1. Tax planning is important and the tax related document must be prepared in advance which is must for all the communities. Either it is retirement phase or the small business factoring or loan community or a job worker. Every one should consider it as a mandatory notice to serve the retirement or business taxation formalities. Thanks for sharing.

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