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Tax Preparation Services in the US: Market Research Report

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

Paying off: New regulations and expanded tax services will lead to modest revenue growth

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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$10bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.3%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
318,926
Businesses
111,568
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Demand for tax preparation services has been restrained over the five years to 2014 due to falls in employment and income levels. In addition, consumers have opted to do their own taxes to save money, using a growing number of free options and at-home software products. While employment and income levels are forecast to pick up and stimulate industry demand, tax preparers will still face strong competition. Nonetheless, an expansion of industry services will lead to modest revenue growth... purchase to read more

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The Tax Preparation Services industry is highly labor intensive as it requires a large amount of work that must be completed manually. Comprising 40.9% of revenue in 2014, wages represent the industry's largest expense. Employees in this industry generally have an understanding of tax law and accounting. Furthermore, specialist skills and knowledge are required, including keeping abreast of legislative changes and decisions made by the IRS relating to tax.

Most ongoing capital expenses are related to the upgrade and maintenance of office and computer equipment, including specialized software packages and telecommunications equipment. Over the past decade, the industry has become increasingly capital intensive as more tax filing is completed online using computer software... 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 without also providing 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 servicesTax return preparation services


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