Is Updating Your Website on Your Spring Cleaning Checklist?

Is updating your website on your spring cleaning checklist? When was the last time you made any major updates to the website for your tax preparation business? I’m not just talking about adding blogs or editing your service descriptions. I’m talking about really looking at your website for functionality and aesthetics. As you review your […]

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Managing Clients and Client Expectations During a Busy Tax Season

Having one procrastinating client is bad enough. More likely, you have at least a dozen really bad procrastinators. But when 80% or more of your clients turn in their shoe boxes of receipts to you on April 1 – or later – you’re going to have problems. Because procrastinating clients can actually cost you money. […]

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5 Ways to Keep Your Employees Motivated Through the Busy Tax Season

If one of the reasons you decided to open (or are thinking about opening) your own tax preparation business is because you’ve had miserable experiences working for others, ask yourself this very important question: What are you doing not to repeat those same mistakes with your employees?  Especially during tax season. What are the top […]

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Are You Leveraging LinkedIn As a Tax Pro?

LinkedIn is a powerful social networking channel designed for business professionals to share knowledge, connect, and build their network. It’s a great tool for tax professional for a number of reasons, but only if you’re using it to its full potential! We haven’t blogged about LinkedIn in a while so we thought since we are […]

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Have Some Heart with Cause- Related Marketing

It’s Heart Month and Valentine’s Day so I thought I’d use this opportunity to talk about giving back through cause-related marketing. During tax season, our sister company Peoples Tax hosts a backpack drive for a local charity called Connor’s Heroes. Connor’s Heroes is a non-profit that gives support and companionship to children in cancer treatment […]

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Encourage Clients to File Their 2018 Tax Returns Early

  It’s official, the 2019 tax season kicks off on Monday, January 28th. As you know, the government shutdown is not going to delay the start of the tax season or the processing of refunds. Unfortunately, your clients don’t know that. The shutdown is likely giving them a false sense of security that they now […]

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End-of-Year Checklist: 5 Housekeeping Items for Your Tax Prep Business

With so much focus on the new tax law and getting ready for filing season, have you remembered to double check these mundane-yet-utterly-important items for your tax preparation business? Here’s a quick rundown of what should be on your end-of-year checklist: 5 housekeeping items for your tax prep business. Business Insurance  How long has it […]

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3 Best Practices for Setting Up Your Own Virtual Tax Preparation Office

Whether you’re just getting started and don’t have a lot to invest in a traditional brick-and-mortar office set-up or you’re a seasoned veteran making money hand over fist, setting up your own virtual tax office could be a strong choice for you and your tax preparation business. Having a virtual tax office will make it […]

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