Award speaks to TaxSlayer’s commitment to provide customers with leading tech-enabled solutions to simplify their lives
AUGUSTA, GA (April 10, 2018) PRNewswire/ -- TaxSlayer, a leading online and professional tax and financial technology company, has been named one of the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). TAG’S Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of the state’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.
Originally founded as a family-owned tax filing business over 50 years ago, TaxSlayer has transformed into a digitally-driven business providing easy to use, technology-based solutions. The company successfully completed more than 10 million state and federal e-filed tax returns in 2017, representing a 200% increase over the past three years.
Additionally, TaxSlayer developed industry-first features like refundNOW, which allows for customers to receive up to $1,000 of their tax return just 48 hours after IRS approval, weeks earlier than through standard filing alone. As the first online tax provider in the U.S. to offer this feature, TaxSlayer gives taxpayers freedom and flexibility by delivering the money they’re entitled to more immediately available. New customer acquisition rose by 19% and website traffic 20% within two months of launch of refundNOW.
“TaxSlayer’s goal is to make people’s lives easier by developing technology that gives them more time to do the things they want to do instead of things they have to do. Our easy-to-use offerings are unique in that they offer high-touch, personal service alongside simplified technology at reasonable prices,” said Brian Rhodes, President and CEO of TaxSlayer. “This award recognizes the incredible work our employees do every day to reduce stress for our customers.”
In the past 12 months, TaxSlayer has expanded into new markets with the launch of Workful, a cloud-based solution to streamline small business owners’ day-to-day operational tasks, and LegalSpark, an online service that gives people access to fast, affordable legal advice from experienced and approved lawyers. TaxSlayer partnered with Credible in 2018 to offer a $100 bonus for those refinancing student loans.
In September 2018, TaxSlayer will open its new Innovation and Technology Campus, a modern, collaboration-centered workspace designed to better leverage the region’s booming cyber economy. The building will serve as the company’s new corporate headquarters in downtown Augusta. TaxSlayer will continue to use its current location in suburban Evans, GA, TaxSlayer to house some of its 600 employees across the region.
TaxSlayer recently announced a number of new partnerships with leading technology companies to provide additional solutions to its customers. In February, TaxSlayer launched a strategic partnership with Kabbage, an Atlanta-based global technology and data platform powering small business lending, to offer qualified small business customers hassle-free access to lines of credit up to $250,000 from Kabbage, and exclusive tax resources, including tips, promotions and discounts from TaxSlayer.
“These customer-focused partnerships have put us on the leading edge of the personal finance industry,” said Chris Moloney, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Partnerships at TaxSlayer. “We are confident we can further help the millions of Americans who now rely on us for efficient tax returns and refunds to leverage our expanding personal finance tools to better manage and keep more of their hard-earned dollars.”
In March, TaxSlayer announced a collaboration with Hurdlr, a rapidly growing startup that provides financial, tax, and performance insights for "The 1099 Economy," to bring simple tax filing to self-employed individuals across the United States.
TaxSlayer makes life simpler and less stressful for millions of Americans with exceptional, easy-to-use technology. Trusted for over 50 years, TaxSlayer saves business owners, tax professionals and individual consumers time and money with high-quality, high-value financial products. In addition to offering the top-rated tax preparation software, support, and tools, TaxSlayer's products are radically transforming the legal, bookkeeping, and HR/payroll arenas, helping small business owners better serve their customers.
The company successfully completed more than 10 million state and federal e-filed tax returns in 2017 with $12 billion in refunds. TaxSlayer was highest rated in four categories including ease of use, speed of filing, best value, and most trusted according to the 2017-18 American Online Tax Satisfaction Survey.About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah.
TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The organization hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 27 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org
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