Tax Gurus

About Us

Tax Gurus started in 2017 with a focus on helping people properly prepare their annual tax returns. As a company, we’ve satisfied over five hundred people, and we are continuing to grow. We now have multiple locations in Louisiana, Texas, and Georgia. These locations have allowed us to help more people. 

 

We started with a focus to help individuals prepare their tax returns but have expanded to help individuals start their own tax business through our shared ownership program. Our vision is to influence others to believe so that they may achieve. We’ve done just that; we now have tax agents who have shared ownership with us, and their lives have been changed because of it. As a minority-owned business, we seek to help women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and other minorities in having opportunities to advance in entrepreneurship. 

 

We have been growing with locations beyond Louisiana. We have established ourselves with a proven track record. If you were to ask, “why should I choose Tax Gurus to help me?” We would boldly reply because we care about your overall success. We will work with you to ensure that you are successful. When you sign on with us, you become a family member; you become a part of us.

 

The success of our business can only be attributed to the grace of God. We are God-fearing Christians who practice Christian principles. Honesty, Integrity, Truthfulness are the cornerstones of who we are.

We would value the opportunity to allow us to be your service provider.

Our mission is to invest in the tax industry by producing well-trained tax agents who share ownership in our tax preparation services with the general public. Furthermore, we will help tax agents with their Internal Revenue Service registration, tax software, training, bank products, site selection, marketing, and general support.

Meet

Pastor CeJay

PASTOR I ENTREPRENEUR I RADIO PERSONALITY

Charles Edward Johnson is a licensed and ordained minister, Stellar Award-nominated radio announcer, and Shreveport Chamber of Commerce-recognized businessman. He leads one of the most prominent radio stations in the country, owns several small businesses, and oversees a nonprofit organization that has impacted thousands. We know him as Pastor CeJay, the Ark-La-Tex’s Ambassador of Gospel Music.

He believes in helping people reach their destiny; you have to meet people where they are. He’s an influential figure in the pulpit, radio, and music. His radio show is one of the top-rated in the south and has generated millions in revenue.

Our community is proud to know CeJay as a pastor, businessman, leader, and national figure in the gospel music industry.

"Tax Gurus is a growing company helping the best of America fulfilling their tax obligations and creating business opportunities for our agents."
Charles Edward Johnson
President & CEO

Our Services

We offer multitude of services to serve business owners and individuals to strengthen the community.

For Individuals

Empowering women and girls to advocate for themselves and one another creates opportunities that last for generations.

Interested in Staring a Tax Business?

We've established an initiative to connect black youth with the skills, mentors, and experiences they need to become high-performing entrepreneurs and technologists in the 21st-century global economy at CJ Ministries.

Start your own tax business

Starting a tax business as a new agent just got a lot easier.

In the modern economy, self-employed people provide themselves with the most significant job security. Taking advantage of either of these levels above and starting a tax business allows any entrepreneur to enjoy the ultimate freedom in their career. Our levels provide the tools to help you secure another stream of income and watch it grow. Those who start a tax business can make it a home-based business or open their shop. The potential is limitless. We will provide the tools, so you can eventually earn the desired income.

One of the best things about starting a tax business on your own is that you earn complete creative control. Our levels have helped stay-at-home parents, early retirees, military spouses, and even financial service professionals looking to add tax preparation expertise to their resume start a tax business. We know our levels can help you become a successful tax professional. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office.

IRS Registration

The first step to start your tax agent (preparer) training to ensure that you can provide tax prep for compensation and electronically file tax returns is to gather two significant numbers: A Preparer’s Tax Identification Number (PTIN) and an Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN). You must register with the IRS to obtain a PTIN number and an EFIN number.

Preparer's Tax Identification Number

The Preparer’s Tax Identification Number (PTIN) is an identification number that every paid tax return preparer must utilize on their United States federal tax returns when they are submitted to the IRS. Every tax preparer must obtain a PTIN by going to irs.gov. PTIN registration is a straightforward process, but we can help you with PTIN registration to ensure it is done correctly.

Suppose you currently have a PTIN. Our due diligence identifies that it is now under investigation by the IRS Criminal Investigations Division or other authorities or that your account number is linked to fraudulent activity. In that case, we will not be able to provide our tax preparation solutions to you.

Electronic Filing Identification Number

The number assigned by the IRS to a person admitting them into the IRS e-file program and allowing that individual to file tax returns electronically is called an Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN). Getting assigned an EFIN does not require a hard cost during the application process. However, fingerprints and a background check must be agreed upon when you apply for an EFIN.​

We are happy to assist those who do not have an EFIN after reviewing the returns for IRS compliance. However, it should be noted that our e-filing service is exclusively available to people in two unique categories who want to apply for their EFIN. The first is those who agree to adhere to all applicable requirements for participation in IRS e-file wherever published. The second is those who have not been denied involvement in the IRS e-file. (See, at minimum, Revenue Procedure 2007-40, IRS Publication 3112, and the IRS website).

Training & Software

We are one of the few tax preparation companies that own the licensed tax software that is true, 100%, web-based, professional tax preparation software on the market today, which permits you to prepare individual returns without having to download anything! Our tax training program is designed to help you learn how to prepare taxes stress-free. You will know how to do taxes as you’re walked through our tax software step-by-step.

Software

We are one of the few tax preparation companies that own the licensed tax software that is true, 100%, web-based, professional tax preparation software on the market today, which permits you to prepare individual returns without having to download anything! Tax Gurus professional tax preparation software is “on the cloud,” making it accessible from anywhere. You can even prepare tax returns from a smartphone or tablet. Most importantly, Tax Gurus software is very user-friendly and easy to learn.

Through our software “interview mode,” you will never see a tax form. Our software prompts you to ask the taxpayer questions. Next, you input the answers into the software, and it selects and completes the tax forms for you. You can complete an essential tax return in about 15 minutes using our professional tax preparation software. Also, our software has state-of-the-art functionality that will save you time and money.

Our tax software for tax preparers was designed to make your job as easy as possible.
Training

Our tax agents’ training is thorough yet easily understood and absorbed. Our tax training program is designed to help you learn how to prepare taxes stress-free. You will know how to do taxes as you’re walked through our tax software step-by-step. During the tax training, you are permitted to ask questions and get answers on the spot. You will also be given the time and attention required for you to learn the software. We offer software training multiple times per week. If you’ve ever wondered how you could become an income tax agent, we have your answers.

Additionally, you can follow up with your tax trainer or a member of our staff whenever you need additional help as you learn how to prepare taxes. We always remain available to you through your tax agents’ training and beyond. You also will be trained on the basics of tax law. In other words, we will teach you the basic rules that govern the “straight-down-the-middle” or routinely encountered tax returns. Once you complete your training, you should be ready to become an income tax agent.

Banking Products

To be competitive in the retail tax preparation business, you must deliver taxpayers the refund solutions they demand. Through Tax Gurus, you will be able to offer your service without the necessity of the taxpayers paying your tax preparation fee out-of-pocket. Instead, our banking partner will withhold your fee from the taxpayers’ refunds and authorize you to print refund checks and issue debit cards from your tax business, just like other national tax business chains. In addition, you will be able to offer up to a $6,000 Cash Advance. Do not worry about bank approval. All Tax Gurus Affiliates are not guaranteed to be approved by our contract with the bank.

Market Resources

The first step to start your tax agent (preparer) training to ensure that you can provide tax prep for compensation and electronically file tax returns is to gather two significant numbers: A Preparer’s Tax Identification Number (PTIN) and an Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN). You must register with the IRS to obtain a PTIN number and an EFIN number.

Site Selection

Starting your tax business in the wrong location will halt your business before it even has a chance to start. Based on tax office, zip code-specific data, we know the best places to locate a tax office, and your trainer will do a Market Analysis and share that information with you. The finding of our market analysis will tell you if the desired location is worth it and offer information on other thriving markets that you can capitalize on in the future.

Tax Demographics Marketing

This business is more about location and marketing than it will ever be about tax preparation. Our tax software is so easy to use tax preparation can be done by anyone and anywhere. The hard part is getting customers through the door. We will share our considerable experience and successful tax business marketing strategies with you by assigning an experienced tax agent as a mentor.

Your mentor will be an individual who has operated a tax office and counseled other aspiring tax prep business entrepreneurs as well. Your mentor will be your point of contact for all of your tax business marketing concerns. This expert will conduct a Market Analysis along with your trainer (using our proprietary software, the “Tax Gurus Tax Demographics Tool) to evaluate the competition and ascertain a prime area in which to locate your tax business (Site Selection). If needed, this expert will be available to negotiate your lease or recommend a home base model. Next, they will show you how to buy the things you need for your tax office at the least cost (Office Set-up).

Okay, now, through Prestige Tax Office, you will be able to offer each taxpayer a gift and up to a $6,000 cash advance against their tax return. Without. We will not let you make any decisions concerning your tax office alone. Instead, we will arm you with all we have learned, setting up tax offices all over America. Nothing about the tax business is overly complicated. Those who are willing to work hard will always do quite well! Most importantly, your mentor will share time-honored Marketing Strategies with you. Our mentor will help you select low-cost Marketing/Promotional Materials available on our website to support your endeavors.

General Support

At Tax Gurus, we understand that you won’t know everything about becoming a tax preparer overnight. This is why we provide our franchisees with as much support and information as possible on starting a tax business. Starting a tax preparation business can come with challenges like any other entrepreneurship. Our goal is to provide you with the support you need to succeed. You will know exactly what you need to start a tax preparation business as we will provide you with the steps to creating a tax business. 

Tax Gurus maintains a Tax Preparation Season Support Center where we have a team of tax preparation experts ready to answer the tough questions that come with starting a tax prep business in real-time. This means you will not be forced to leave a voicemail or contact us by email. Instead, if you encounter any issue at all, you call our toll-free number, and a tax preparation expert will ask you one question: What is the taxpayer’s SS#? From there, our experts look forward to helping you with your tax preparation business plan.

Because we are on the cloud (or “web-based”), we can jump into the tax return like we are seated next to you in your tax office, and we will resolve your issue in real-time with your tax prep client right there! We can help with any questions as you complete the steps to opening a tax office. You should know we do not make any money by charging modest entry fees. Instead, we make our money with you during tax season. When you start a tax business as a Tax Gurus franchisee, you will not be inundated with fees that could hinder your growth. This way, you can be confident our support will be there as promised because our interests are tied to yours. We must first help you grow as you take steps to start a tax preparation business for us to succeed.

Are you ready to learn how to become a tax agent? Start A Tax Business Today! We are prepared to assist you!

Start your own tax business

Start Today!

One of the best things about starting a tax business on your own is that you earn complete creative control. Our levels have helped stay-at-home parents, early retirees, military spouses, and even financial service professionals looking to add tax preparation expertise to their resume start a tax business. We know our levels can help you become a successful tax professional. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office.

NEW AGENTS
A New Agent is classified as someone that may or may not registered with the IRS and has less than one hundred clients.
Annual Fee Options:

Starting a tax business as a new agent just got a lot easier. Our New Agent Level is designed for the entry-level Tax Agent who either lacks experience with tax preparation or still developing into an established tax agent.  A new tax agent has less than one hundred clients. Our New Agent Level will provide you with everything you’ll need to start a tax business.

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ESTABLISHED AGENTS

A Established Agent is classified as someone that is registered with the IRS and has more than one hundred clients.

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Starting a tax business as an established agent just got a lot easier. Our Established Agent Level is designed for the experienced Tax Agent who’ve spent ten-plus years in the tax preparation industry. An established tax agent has more than one hundred clients. Our Established Agent Level will provide you with everything you’ll need to continue to build your tax business.

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Testimonials

Happy Business Owners!

"I started a tax business with Tax Gurus. The income I earned from this business has helped me open a learning center in my hometown. I encourage you to start a tax business with us and use the income to finance your dream."
Aisha Amack
Tax Gurus Business Owner
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