About Atax

$45,000 Liquid Capital Required

We have a proven business model and formula for success that led ATAX to operate one of the country's largest independent tax preparation businesses.





Open Your Own Tax Franchise with ATAX!



ATAX is the fastest growing, full-service national tax preparation and business services franchise, serving our local multicultural communities. The tax preparation services industry is $14.4bn in 2023.

When you become an ATAX Franchise owner, you have access to the best business plan, platforms, marketing, and strategy built from the ground up by industry icon John Hewitt. Founder of Jackson Hewitt and Liberty Tax Service, John Hewitt has a decades-long history of building strong business practices and sharing his knowledge with aspiring entrepreneurs.

If you’re looking to open one or multiple locations in a recession resistant industry, with a 3.9% annualized market size growth from 2018–2023, we think the ATAX Franchise could be the perfect fit for you.



37 years providing Tax Preparation & Business Services
to our local communities!

It all started in 1986, with $200, 2 computers and a fax machine and one office…. 

In 2007, ATAX was established as the first Latino owned Tax preparation, bookkeeping, payroll franchise company. ATAX Franchise started with 10 locations in New York City. 

In 2009 ATAX Franchise opened 12 locations between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In 2010 ATAX expanded to Rhode Island and in 2011 ATAX opened a new location in Orlando Florida.  In 2012 ATAX restructured and moved their headquarters to Yonkers, New York and added a new location in Ocala Florida.   The company became a proud member of the International Franchise Association, Vet*Fran and Minority Fran.  

In 2013, USA Today's Top 50 Franchises for Minorities in 2013, ATAX was recognized by el Diario La Prensa with the "El Award" for most successful Latinos in New York City. 

In 2014, ATAX is recognized as one of the Top 50 Low-Cost Franchises in the nation by Franchise Business Review. Recognized by USA Today. In addition, ATAX opened new offices in Sunrise, FL and Houston, TX, and Augusta, GA. 

In 2015, The International Franchise Association (IFA) has awarded its premier honor for accomplishments in diversity and inclusion, the IFA Ronald E. Harrison Award, to ATAX. ATAX was recognized as one of the Top 200 Best of the Best Franchises in the nation by Franchise Business Review. 

In 2018, ATAX partnered with Envios La Nacional to establish an ATAX location in over 100 La Nacional locations nationwide. Launched ATAX Live, an innovative mobile app to allow clients to file their taxes from anywhere, anytime.

ATAX Franchise partnered with Loyalty Brands in 2019 to help take the company to a new level. Then Hewitt founded Liberty Tax Service which he grew to over 4,000 locations.  The ATAX leadership team has over 85 years of experience in the tax and franchising world.  A very strong competitive edge 

In 2019 ATAX was named as atop 500 franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine and a Top 200 Franchise by Franchise Business Review. 

In 2020 ATAX became the #3 Franchise in the Tax preparation Industry based on the Entrepreneur 500 Ranking. 

ATAX Franchise was ranked in the 2021 Entrepreneur Magazine: #439 in the 500 ranking, #87 in the Top less than $100K Franchise & #31 in the Top less than $50K Franchise

ATAX Franchise was ranked in the 2023 Entrepreneur Magazine: #466 in the 500 ranking!


2022 Franchise Business Review Awards for ATAX:

• Top Franchises for Veterans – Satisfaction Award
• Franchise Rock Star – Award Winner
• Top Low-Cost Franchises – Satisfaction Award
• Top Franchises – Satisfaction Award
• Top Franchises Culture – Satisfaction Award
• Best In Category – Satisfaction Award
• Top Franchises Recession Proof – Satisfaction Award



Recommended Year-Round Services in ATAX

Personal Taxes 

• FREE ITIN services by a Certifying Acceptance Agent (CAA)
• Ability to help clients in person, drop off or virtually (ATAX Live)
• Tax Cash Advance programs (up to $7k) and No money out of pocket for tax services (Bank products)
• One-on-one tax interview to identify deductions, credits & tax tips for next year.
• Open year-round to answer any tax questions.
• W-4 Planning
• Audit and IRS representation.
• Same-day electronic filing to the IRS and state



Fast, Accurate & Guaranteed Tax Preparation Services

Business Services  

Bookkeeping - Our QBO-certified bookkeepers oversee your client’s accounting while they focus on growing their company.

Payroll – We help small businesses get their staff paid on time with payroll services powered by ADP® and Gusto.

Incorporations – We help business clients identify the business structure that’s best for them 

Business Returns - Business taxes aren’t usually simple, but our team has more than 35 years of helping small business owners maximize their tax deductions and credits.



Competitive Advantages

• Fastest growing national tax company in the last 3 years with 900+ territories awarded to be opened in the next 3 to 5 years.
• Proven Guerilla Marketing Plans to keep cost low and create fanatical fans!
• 150 years of Tax Franchise experience, providing best system & support 
• ATAX Eagle Mascot / Dancer to stand out from competition and have fun!
• Loyalty Brands – Cross marketing and client sharing amongst all our brands. 
• Hispanic Market & Local Community focused
• Less than 5 employees to start. 
• Multiple Year-Round revenue streams (Payroll / Bookkeeping / Insurance / Fingerprinting / and more!)
• Low investment
• Ability to help clients in person, drop off or virtually (ATAX Live)
• A Consulting, Finance or Accounting Background is NOT necessary!



Franchise Development Process (30-60 days)

• Submit ATAX new candidate interest form.
• Discover more about ATAX at one of our Discovery Day events.
• Receive and submit your Financial Disclosure Documents electronically.
• Participate in a Validation Webinar with our CEO.
• Submit your Franchise Application
• Review Financial Disclosure Documents (FDD) and Territory Map
• Sign and Submit Payment Electronically
• Welcome to the ATAX Family! 
• Attend in person training to learn our system and start Creating Fanatical Fans!