Tax Preparation Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Tax Preparation Services Market Research Report | NAICS 54121d | Sep 2014

Paying off: Rising employment will increase demand, primarily for online providers

IBISWorld’s Tax Preparation Services market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Tax Preparation Services industry experienced a slight downturn during the recession due to falling national employment and a decrease in disposable income. However, the industry rebounded in 2011 as the national unemployment rate fell, and revenue increased as more Americans were required to file tax returns. Still, the industry landscape has begun to change, with consumer preferences increasingly trending toward operators that provide online filing options. Although improving economic conditions are expected to support industry revenue growth over the next five years, some operators' performance will be stunted, as online providers threaten traditional brick-and-mortar establishments... purchase to read more

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There are few barriers to entry into the Tax Preparation Services industry. A large-scale operation is not essential to compete, and this is reflected by the fact that there are a large number of small businesses, including sole proprietors, operating in the industry. The top four players in the industry make up less than one third of total market share and 85.1% of firms are nonemployers. However, to compete against the industry's largest players, firms typically need to establish a reputation, which is difficult given the large pool of operators in the industry. As a result, many small companies choose to join, rather than contend with the industry's largest firms, which are all franchisers. This can pose a barrier in itself, as franchisers require fees to join their network... purchase to read more


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What is the Tax Preparation Services Industry?

Firms in this industry provide tax return preparation services to individuals but do not offer accounting, bookkeeping, billing or payroll process services. Although the offices of CPAs are excluded from this industry, basic knowledge of tax law and filing requirements is required.

Industry Products
Basic tax preparation servicesStandard tax preparation servicesFull-service tax preparation servicesTax-related financial products
Industry Activities
Income tax compilation servicesIncome tax return preparation servicesOther tax return preparation services

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