NEWS: (CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) 2 Refunds, Inc. has launched a website with a rare promise: File one tax return and get two refunds. Aptly named, 2 Refunds gives the startup a preemptive position in online done-for-you tax preparation – a niche that exists in the overlapping services of H&R Block and TurboTax yet has no focused presence from either industry leader.
Void of bells and whistles, the site clearly explains the process and reveals that the refunds do not come from the Internal Revenue Service. They come from preparation fees and they are not complete reimbursements, but 50 percent.
“Obviously, we cannot give back everything and stay in business,” said company founder and CEO, Javier Silva. “But, with less than 30 days left of tax season and a limited budget, we’re cutting into future profit margins to get people’s attention.”
The mobile-friendly site offers the usual benefits and features found elsewhere. However, there are two innovations that set it apart: fixed prices and done-for-you service.
Fixed price packages are based on details of each return. Personal is $74.99, Premium is $214.97, and Premium Plus is $309.95.
The pioneering feature is the online done-for-you service. A tax professional prepares the return from information provided securely online by the customer who completes an interview and uploads files from a computer or snaps pictures using a smartphone. Communication is managed and tracked using support tickets.
Signing up is free and required for a secure online experience via encrypted connection which includes the use of reputable third party vendors such as Dropbox and E-sign Live. Payments are handled with PayPal for those not wanting prep fees taken from their IRS income tax refund. IRS Resolution Service is included to handle any issues that may arise after filing.
Clicking “Get Paid to Share” opens up the referral program that does not require purchase and pays for every referral that results in a sale with no limits on referrals.
“Until now, there were basically two options for tax preparation: physically going to a location to have them done for you or doing them yourself online or with software. With that in mind, 2refunds.com is not a website that showcases software technology. But rather, it is designed to connect humans who want online service with human professionals who provide service online,” said Silva, who designed the site himself. “It’s not complicated. I just want everyone to win.”
About 2 Refunds, Inc.:
2 Refunds, Inc. is founded by Javier Silva, CEO. He has 14 years of experience in full charge bookkeeping, payroll and income tax. Although he possesses expertise in preparing corporate, partnership and non-profit returns, the company is focused on making personal tax preparation service available to individuals across the United States via the internet.
More information: http://www.2refunds.com/.
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