Internet startup provides the ideal solution for a taxed generation
LA JOLLA, Calif., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Looking for tax help online used to involve sorting through an enormous batch of often irrelevant search results to find the professional with right expertise in the right geographical area. But with the online platform TaxConnections™ (http://www.taxconnections.com), consumers have immediate, direct access to tax professionals from tax service firms, public accounting firms, law firms, corporations and universities throughout the United States and around the globe.
“We built a tax-centered platform to help consumers find answers to their tax questions,” said TaxConnections founder and CEO, Kat Jennings. “Every year, more than a billion consumers go online to find a tax professional and search for answers to their tax questions, and now TaxConnections Worldwide Directory of Tax Professionals allows them to quickly get answers to a wide range of tax questions.”
Among TaxConnections’ registered members are luminaries such as the following:
- Larry Langdon of Mayer Brown and formerly commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service.
- Dina Shapiro, a senior vice president and the head of Global Tax at American Express.
- Kelly Phillips, a managing tax attorney for The Erb Law Firm and writer of the “Tax Girl Blog” for Forbes.
- Dean William Byrnes of Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s graduate program and a prolific author for publishers Lexis-Nexis, Wolters Kluwer and Thomson Reuters.
In addition to these prominent professionals, TaxConnections includes a wide range of talented tax consultants and service providers. Three examples are below:
- Rita Keller, President, Keller Advisors, Top 100 Influencers in the Profession
- Harold Goedde, a CPA and former college professor in New York.
- Vincenzo Villamena, the head of a virtual CPA for clients in all 50 states.
- Princess Vlandamir, CEO of HLV Global Consulting Group in Dallas, Texas.
Consumers can register for free and search the directory to view professionals’ profiles to see specialties, experience, location as well as information on the organization each professional works for. Consumers may also request to enter a selected professional’s Tax Boardroom, a virtual office linked to each professional profile where visitors receive private answers and conduct Skype conferences.
Additionally, consumers can read tax advice at the TaxConnections Worldwide Tax Blogs Platform, which features guest posts by a wide range of global tax professionals who all want to keep readers informed of the new taxes and how they affect them. If you are not aware of the latest tax changes these bloggers will keep you informed.
Tax professionals pay an annual fee for a professional-level membership and, in addition to the directory listing and virtual office, they receive a Tax Library where they can upload articles, white papers, newsletters, tax forms, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets and more. The documents can be made accessible from the profile page or be visible only to visitors who have been screened through the Tax Boardroom. Each of these features are intended to drive a tax professional’s profile to the top of the web browsers quickly.
Over the past year, TaxConnections’ Worldwide Directory of Tax Professionals has been visited by people from more than 149 countries. “The extraordinary response to our service shows that we’ve met a huge need and are growing in strength each month,” said Jennings. “Consumers never had this type of access to tax professionals before TaxConnections. We are making a world of improvement to consumers burdened with increased taxes from every angle.”
About Kathleen ‘Kat’ Jennings, CEO of TaxConnections
With over three decades of experience consulting to the worldwide tax community, Kathleen Jennings is a recognized tax expert. She is the founder of a consulting firm that located the world’s leading tax professionals for multinational corporations.
TaxConnections was born out of Jennings’s vision to help consumers everywhere save money with improved access to technically trained tax professionals. TaxConnections celebrated its official launch on January 1, 2013. Learn more at http://www.taxconnections.com.