Adopting A Servant Leadership Model For Your Tax Business

Servant leadership is at the heart of how we do business both at The Income Tax School and at Peoples Tax, our sister company. It’s so important as a business owner that you set strong values for your organization to follow. For us, servant leadership is one of those values. As a business owner, the […]

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Why Every Tax Business Owner Needs a Strategic Business Plan

  Those of us who derive our income from tax preparation continue to face the challenges of fierce competition and seasonality. We know the tax business and how to operate profitably as we’ve always done. But we are now faced with unprecedented threats posed by legislation and technology. These new trends will radically change the […]

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Essential Tools to Start Your Tax Business Without Paying Franchise Fees

As we’ve talked about in previous posts, there are a lot more benefits to owning your own business as an independent owner than as a franchisee. The draw of a franchise is the support and turnkey solution an established brand can offer. Buying into a franchise means that everything from Operations Manuals to HR manuals […]

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5 Reasons Independent Ownership is Better Than Buying Into A Franchise

Thinking of starting your own tax business? With the proper training and business savvy you should have no problem getting started. Many tax preparers interested in owning their own tax business struggle with the decision to start from scratch as an independent owner, or buy into a franchise. While franchise options sound appealing as turn-key […]

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What is the Next Step After the Comprehensive Course?

  If you’ve already completed our Comprehensive Tax Course, congrats! If you’re currently working through it or just considering taking it, you might be asking yourself what’s next? Completion of our Comprehensive Tax Course means that you’ve learned how to prepare taxes for most Form 1040 individuals, non-business taxpayers and small business taxpayers (self-employed/Schedule C). […]

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How to Become a Tax Preparer and Start Earning Money Before Tax Season

Looking for a new career? A career as a tax professional can be very rewarding and getting started doesn’t require any knowledge of the industry. Here’s how you can become a tax professional before tax season   Tax business start-up checklist Enroll in tax course (beginner and/or advanced tax courses) Read the New Rules for […]

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Why you should work from home (and why you might not want to)

  If you are an individual tax preparer, or just starting your tax preparation business, the question of whether or not to work from home may be on your mind more often than not. Working from home denotes freedom and flexibility. For those who go to the office every day, it may even seem glamorous. […]

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If I Were 22… Words of Wisdom from Seasoned Tax Professionals

A couple of weeks ago, LinkedIn released a series of posts called “If I were 22…” from 80+ of their “Influencers”.  There were responses from seasoned journalists, Wall Street CEOs, Marketing masterminds, etc.  It was great to read all of the different perspectives (no, I didn’t read all 80 of them) and it made me […]

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Low Cost Solutions to Starting Your Tax Business

Tax preparation can be a very rewarding career, but becoming a business owner can be even more rewarding.  While there are different paths to choose once you’ve learned to prepare taxes, many of our students look to go right into starting their own business.  Starting a business can be daunting and costly, but it doesn’t […]

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