There's nothing like being in control of your own life. Work full-time or part-time. Earn more, enjoy your freedom and the flexibility to decide how to spend your valuable free time.

  • Being self-employed is challenging but very rewarding.

  • Self-employed people often have the greatest job security.

  • Entrepreneurship means independence, financial freedom and unlimited income potential!

  • The choice is yours, and always will be when you’re a business owner.


Much better than a franchise

Here are just some of the reasons why starting your own tax preparation business makes better sense than buying into a tax business franchise.

Having your own tax business using our Brand Licensing Agreement means:

  1. AVOID costly start up fees
  2. AVOID ongoing royalty payments
  3. AVOID issues with financing assistance
  4. AVOID constricting geographic restrictions
  5. AVOID issues with franchisor legal recourse should something go wrong
  6. CREATIVE CONTROL – you get to do things your way
  7. NO contract requirements – do you know what you’ll be doing years from now?
  8. NO problems with insufficient support from the franchisor
  9. REASONABLE COSTS for supplies — no franchisor mark-ups
  10. FREEDOM for non-compete provisions should you want out of the franchise
  11. AVOID advertising fees that may not help your franchise
  12. AVOID losing your business due to unreasonable termination of your franchise



The benefits of opening your own tax preparation business.

  • Earn $100 or more per hour
  • Work seasonally, get paid like you've worked all year!
  • Summers and holidays free
  • So many tax deductions!
  • No inventory or all year round staff.

Whether you want to convert your existing tax preparation business or start a new one, Rushmore Tax Service can help you succeed.

When choosing a business partner, consider Rushmore Tax's record:

  • Fastest growing provider of tax preparation business in Washington State since 2009.
    Most recent growth rate in percentages:
    Years 1-2 = 72%
    Years 2-3 = 38%
    Years 3-4 = 45%
  • Operational tax and software support team dedicated to your success
  • New location assistance
  • Establishing your first office (includes assistance in equipment and furniture purchases, office and marketing materials and federal and state filing requirements.
  • Payroll assistance
  • Add on business consulting

Why Rushmore Tax Service?
With Rushmore Tax you can harness the power of truly national looking brand logo and benefit from our training and targeted success program. We offer extensive training including software training, marketing training, tax training and technology training.
Once we achieve our minimum of twenty branded offices including offices which have chosen to use their own name for the interim we will submit a application to become a franchising organization where all initial member stores will benefit financially from the franchising program.

How much money am I going to make?
Many factors contribute to the amount of money a business earns. While many other tax companies sprout success stories without mentioning those who failed or returned their franchise to the franchisor, our aim is to provide you with a business that is profitable in its first tax season. Factors that make this possible are location visibility, marketing, well trained employees and pricing. 

What is the term of the business agreement?
The use of our brand and marketing model is 5 years. It can be renewed for successive 5 year terms if you are not in default of any provision of your brand licensing agreement. There is a $1000 fee for renewal.

What is the estimated initial investment cost?
Depending on size and location, a new Rushmore Tax Office will range in cost from $20,000 to $35,000. This includes the initial fee, start-up costs, equipment, supplies and working capital. As a comparison, this is generally tens of thousands of dollars less than other retail tax companies. It may also depend on the location of your first office. Rent for approximately 800 square feet of retail storefront can vary from $400-$4000 per month.

How much does it cost me to become a Rushmore Tax Office or for you to help me in all aspects of setting up a retail tax office in my own business name?
As of October 2015, our fee is $10,000 for the rights to a City if branded. The same cost applies if you wish to open a, ie. "Busy Bees Tax Service" office in your city. To figure the reasoning in engaging us to help you establish and operate your own office is the equivalent income derived from preparing approximately 50 tax returns. We expect most new offices to prepare between 400-800 returns in their first year. Our intention is to establish a footprint large enough to grow the business to the next level where we can franchise our brand. Similarly that is why we do not charge other large fees.

Am I limited in how many offices I can open within my city and is there an additional cost per location?
We recommend you do not open an office with two miles of an existing Rushmore Tax Office. And there is no additional fee for additional offices within the same city.

What are the royalties?
We are not a franchise organization. Unlike other commercial tax companies we do not charge an ongoing franchise royalty fee. (ie. approx. as of 2011 - Liberty Tax charges 14% of Gross Receipts; H & R Block charges 30% and Jackson Hewitt 24%) These companies usually charge an additional 5% marketing fee.

Can you help with financing?
Due to the low start up cost of our offices, we do not presently offer financing, though for multiple office we may.

Ho do I find a good location?
We determine ideal sites based on the following criteria:

  • Population density
  • Traffic flow and pedestrian traffic
  • Retail storefront
  • Visibility
  • Signage options
  • Demographics
  • Parking
  • Office size
  • We also offer access to IRS data store reports to identify the top competing offices in your desired area.

What support will I receive after training is completed?
You will receive ongoing support from your Software Tax Provider and a Rushmore Tax representative.

How can I contact you for more information?
We can be reached at 1-425-356-7001 or at


Corporate Office: 1094 State Ave, Marysville, Washington 98270
Tel: (360) 657-7333


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