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TaxTaker helps Startups get more money

Aug 23, 2022
Ari Salafia
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TaxTaker helps Startups get more money

By leveraging government tax incentives and non-dilutive funding sources, Startups that partner with TaxTaker can go further, faster.

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

It’s understandable, 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. 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 these refunds (R&D tax credits, Employee Retentions credits, etc.) is a job perfectly suited for tax nerds like TaxTaker. TaxTaker has literally spent decades in the field listening to the pain points of businesses and their accountants, which is why they’ve spent the last few years building, honing, and refining their 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, they’ve supported hundreds of Startups and put tens of millions of dollars back into their pockets.

What did this mean for your Startup and bottom line? It’s completely conditional on what you spend on your people (salaries and contractors), prototype supplies (if you’re a hardware company or manufacture physical products), or cloud-servers.  But the quick math is generally about 10% of your annual spend on developers and those that push your product forward will result in a credit.  For a seed-stage company, this is usually $50k.  Best part, you get it every year and new programs come out making you eligible for even more.

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Tax Taker

Ari Salafia is the CEO and Co-founder of TaxTaker, the female-founded tax and technology savings company. Over the course of her career, Ari has helped Startups to Fortune 500 companies nationwide fuel their growth through specialty government programs. Her favorite part about working in the niche world of specialty accounting is working closely with innovative founders that are constantly exposing new technologies and inspiring the TaxTaker team each day. Ari is also one of the founding board members of the Austin Venture Association, and is on a personal mission to better support women and underrepresented founder’s access to capital through education, investor-matching, and paying it forward herself.

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