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Explore these additional client services to enhance customer value and build your practice.

Bank Products

Drake provides everything you need to offer bank products, a popular and easy way to add revenue to your tax season, while giving your customers options to receive their refund and pay fees.

Available products vary by provider, but include refund advances, direct deposit checks (federal and state), and prepaid debit cards.

Current bank partners and products:

•    e-Collect fee withholding service
•    e-Advance refund advance
•    e-Bonus refund loan
•    E1 prepaid card
•    Walmart Direct2Cash

•    Refund Advance
•    Refund loan
•    FasterMoney prepaid card
•    Refund loan
•    Walmart Direct2Cash

•    Easy Advance
•    NetSpend prepaid card
•    Walmart Direct2Cash

River City
•    Refund Advance Feature
•    ELEVATE Prepaid VISA® Card
•    Walmart Direct2Cash

Tax Products
•    Prefund refund advance
•    Refund loan
•    Elevate prepaid card
•    Walmart Direct2Cash

Card Payment Processing

Sign up for the E-Pay Merchard Card Processing program to begin accepting your customers’ credit and debit cards as payment for your services.

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Financial Planning Services

The Business Planning Group lets you help clients with other financial areas, such as retirement planning, estates, or business succession planning. When you set up a free consultant relationship with the Group, it acts as an extension of your firm, with as little or as much interaction with your clients as you like.

Tax-Smart Financial Services

Avantax Wealth Management can help you leverage your tax expertise and your knowledge of your clients’ situations to help them plan a tax-advantageous future. Avantax has helped thousands of tax professionals realize their potential through adding financial services to their tax practices. It provides:

  • Technology – Tools like the 1040 analyst that helps you analyze Form 1040 to provide financial advice and tax-smart tools.
  • Education and securities licensing – Avantax helps you identify the appropriate tests and testing center, and provides study materials to help you pass the test on the first try.
  • Tax-smart community – Avantax’s conferences and chapter meetings provide quality face time and foster a close-knit, supportive community.
  • Support – Get access to knowledgeable consultants with a wide range of experience in retirement planning, estate planning, insurance and practice management.

You will receive service and support from Avantax Wealth Management, delivered with the same level of passion and commitment as you serve your clients.

Learn more about helping your clients pursue their financial goals through tax-smart planning and investment management.

Audit Assistance

Protection Plus provides Audit Assistance and Identity Theft Assistance to your clients to relieve them of the stress and frustration of receiving a letter from the IRS or state taxing authority or having their identity stolen. As a tax professional, offering Protection Plus to your clients has many benefits:

  • Increase the value of your services
  • Save you valuable time and energy
  • Increase your revenue

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Customer Communications

Versicom Communications offers the following services that help you strengthen customer relationships, improve retention, and grow your business:

  • Return and refund status information by toll-free phone call, website lookup, text message or email.
  • Refer-a-Friend program, putting the power of word of mouth to work for your practice.
  • Touch Point calls – maintain the personal relationship you have with your customers with automated birthday, holiday, and other calls.

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