Service Bureau

What is a Tax Service Bureau?

A tax service bureau is a type of business that resells tax software to Electronic Return Originators (EROs) and professional tax preparation businesses under their own brand. By doing this, service bureaus are able to focus on selling software and other solutions without having to worry about creating and maintaining complex tax software on their own.

If you are already a successful professional tax preparer or currently run a tax preparation business with multiple offices, becoming a service bureau may be the next move to grow your business and generate new revenue.

CrossLink Software

CrossLink provides service bureaus the industry’s best professional tax software and solutions to bolster their product and service offerings for their customers. Provide your EROs with industry-leading online and desktop tax software that is fast, simple, and straight-forward.

CrossLink Online

Simple enough for brand-new preparers, yet powerful enough for the most complex service bureau environments — CrossLink Online is built with your unique business in mind.

CrossLink 1040 Desktop

A trusted solution since 1989, CrossLink 1040 is the industry’s best desktop professional tax software for high-volume tax businesses. With features like our Mobile Apps and Management Dashboard that put control and oversight of your offices at your fingertips, you can manage your service bureau business the way you want.

CrossLink Business

A complete solution for professional tax preparers who prepare Federal and State business tax returns. CrossLink Business is 100% integrated with — and comes with all the same features users love about — CrossLink 1040 Desktop, including:

Benefits of a tax software reseller

In addition to being able to set your own fees for tax offices you sign beneath you, service bureaus are able to generate revenue year-round while creating new income streams from products and services such as:

As a service bureau, you also have the option to co-brand the software, online or desktop, with your logo to provide your tax offices with your own fully branded experience. Get all this without the need to design, program, and maintain a complex tax software program.

CrossLink Tax Software Service Bureau Requirements

Ready to become a CrossLink service bureau? Contact the CrossLink Team today to learn more about pricing and requirements by calling us at 800.345.4337 or by clicking the button below.