The WeFile.it Mission
Tax preparation is a $9 billion industry, yet Americans only have two options when it comes to their taxes: go to a tax franchise, or use TurboTax. At WeFile.it, we want to disrupt this stagnant industry by creating a new option for taxpayers. Our tax prep marketplace will offer a safe way to get tax advice, and find experienced professionals.
In March we will launch our Automatic Extension (AE) product. The AE questionnaire will collect the information required for IRS Form 4868, and help users calculate whether or not they should make a tax payment.
By requesting this extension, users will then be able to use the beta version of our marketplace to find a preparer and Wefile their federal returns when the product goes live in September 2013. This limited beta will allow us to test and improve our marketplace before going live for tax season in January.
We will be promoting the AE effort throughout March and April, not only as an introduction to our marketplace, but proof that taxes are ridiculous. Millions of people stress during the second week of April, when all they really need to do is fill out one simple form to get an extra 6 months to file a return.
The WeFile.it team is awesome because we are experts in taxes, business, marketing, and user experience design. We are passionate about our product, and committed to making it succeed.
Our founder, Mathew is a lifelong entrepreneur. He started his first online business at age 14, and graduated from college at only 19. He is a Britney Spears mega fan, and calculated risk taker.
Nicole is our user experience designer and Adrienne handles our social marketing. Both Adrienne and Nicole have unparalleled skill sets that have been crucial in developing our brand and business plan.
Life at WeFile.it
Right now we're in the early stages of our business. All of our founders still work full time jobs, and work nights and weekends on WeFile.it. We have a Google+ hangout every Sunday afternoon so the whole team stays updated.
We see massive growth potential for our concept. After we close our seed round of funding we'll likely rent out desks at WeWork labs.
As a team, we are a creative, but dedicated group. We all believe in our concept, and are willing to do what it takes to succeed.