How to Become a Tax Service Bureau

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Whether you’ve been a tax preparer for years or you’re just starting out, you know how important it is to have reliable tax preparation software. But did you know that you can sell tax software yourself?

As a tax service bureau, you can grow your own business by helping other tax preparers find reliable tax prep software.

What is a Tax Service Bureau?

Tax service bureaus provide software to tax preparers like you. They help you run your business and take care of your clients with up-to-date tax filing software.

And while that may sound like a relatively new business model, some bureaus have actually been around for decades. Even so, you won’t need decades in the industry or your own software to start a tax service bureau.

By working with an established bureau, you can white-label and resell their software and become a tax service bureau yourself.

Benefits of Being a Tax Service Bureau

So why make the leap? If you’re already running a successful tax preparation business, becoming a tax service bureau is a logical next step. Asa service bureau, you’ll be able to:

  • Increase your reputation with white-labeling

By adding your own branding to our software, you increase visibility and credibility for your brand. Tax preparers and their clients will see your branding every time they use the software.

  • Diversify your income

Most tax preparers face a drop-in income outside of tax season. As a tax software reseller, your income is less volatile as you can work with other tax preparers year-round.

  • Leverage your experience and network

You probably already know people in the tax prep industry or people who would like to break into it. Leverage the connections you already have to add a new source of revenue to your business.

  • Help other tax preparers build their business

As a tax preparer, you form relationships with your clients and help them save money. As a service bureauyou will be helping others find a meaningful career and grow their tax preparation business.

Become a Service Bureau with TaxSlayer Pro

The first step is choosing the tax preparation software you want to resell. You’ll want to work with a company that offers these features:

  • A proven track record in the industry

If you opt to work with a brand-new tax preparation software company, you can jeopardize your own business. If they fail, so do you. Working with an established company gives you peace of mind that they will stay competitive and financially successful for a long time.

  • Responsive customer service

As you’re starting out, you’ll want guidance on how to use the software and manage your new sub-offices. A company that offers all-inclusive, unlimited support will assist you and help your clients.

  • User-friendly software

The software you sell is a reflection of your business. Don’t stake your reputation on a product that isn’t time-tested or has a poor user experience. Look for a software that has a history of positive client testimonials from other tax preparers.

Fortunately, TaxSlayer Pro checks all the boxes. With over 50years in the tax preparation industry and a reputation for professional and responsive customer service, no other company can help you become a successful tax software reseller better than we can.

Get in touch with TaxSlayer Pro Sales today at 1-888-420-1040 or via email at to take the first step in starting your tax service bureau!