A Faster & Easier Way For Startups To Get Cash Back From Uncle Sam

A Faster & Easier Way For Startups To Get Cash Back From Uncle Sam

Unlock government incentives with R&D tax credits. Let TaxTaker fast-track your refunds for your deserving business.

By Austen Legler ・ 6 min read
Tax and Credits

If you’re a startup founder, you’ve got plenty to worry about. Sometimes keeping up with the dozens (if not hundreds) of Slack messages you get on a daily basis, figuring out how you’re going to ramp up revenue and traction, or putting on your therapist hat to aid a struggling team member, or all the above at once.

Taxes are likely the last thing you want to think about and researching government incentive programs is even less likely to cross your mind.

We get it, the odds are no one on your small team enjoys or has time to find and apply for tax credits, let alone want to submit paperwork any time new credits are added.

And we don’t blame you!

In fact, you’re not alone.  More than 80% of startups are either completely unaware they are eligible for government sponsored tax credits or don’t have an easy way to get them.

That’s why securing R&D credits is a job perfectly suited for tax nerds like us.

We’ve literally spent decades in the field listening to the pain points of businesses and their accountants, CFOs, even Fractional CFOs - which is why we spent the last couple of years building, honing, and refining our platform to make it absurdly easy for startups to get cash back so they can focus on what they do best -- building awesome companies and changing the world.

And today, we’re super pumped to announce the release of our new web app. 

Who is it for?

If you’re a startup that’s less than five years old, have less than $5 million in gross receipts, and you’re developing, or improving upon technology or products, you’re typically a shoe in. 

And it takes only about 5 minutes to pre-qualify.

On average, TaxTaker saves startups $50,000 per year. And we’ve supported hundreds of amazing startups with earning back millions in tax credits.

How does it work?

TaxTaker simplifies the process of securing these tax credits through an easy to use tech-enabled solution so users can complete the process in an hour's time or less total. 

Once you’re signed up, it happens in three quick steps:

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Additionally, the app provides many more benefits to your R&D credit filing process as well including:

  • Less time emailing back and forth, speeding up the process by 90% for a busy founder.

  • Documents can be uploaded directly to the app, giving you (and us) all necessary info in one place.

  • The app walks you through each step one-by-one, making it super simple to understand and ensuring nothing is missed

  • Allows you to schedule meetings with our team with just the click of a button-real people at the end of the line? Whhhhhat? Yes, really. 

Why should I care?

Good question. And to answer, we’ll pose another question: why wouldn’t you want cash back straight to your startups bottom line? And fast!

Using our app, you have the potential to earn back up to 10% of what you spend developing products and technologies each year.

Say for example, you spent $100k on software engineering in 2020 W-2 salaries. Through our app and R&D study process, you can expect up to $10k in relief against your payroll tax liabilities. If you spent $200k in W-2s, you can expect up to $20k back, and so on.

All the boring paperwork is done for you, all you have to do is sign up for the app, give us the info we need, and then watch the money roll in.

Okay, I'm sold, how do I sign up?

Just like any other platform it’s easy:

  1. Click the "Get Started" button below
  2. Create an account
  3. Once you’re in, watch our brief onboarding video, take our pre-qual assessment, and voila! You’re on your way to saving your startup thousands of dollars.

With this new application in place, we’ll help more startups save millions on their taxes every year with R&D tax credits. 

That’s it for now!


Get ahead of the game and get your credits in time for tax filing! 

About the author

Austen Legler
Head of Partnerships

Austen Legler, an experienced marketer and sales professional, has worked with fortune 500 companies, startups, and more. As TaxTaker's Head of Partnerships, he leads the partnership strategy and is focused on building out TaxTaker's partner ecosystem.

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