The Story Behind the Affordable Alternative to Loaner Staffing
TaxForce was formed to counter the high cost and inconsistent quality of interim and loaner staffing supplied by the majority of tax consulting organizations. To test an effective alternative solution to the status quo, TaxTalent introduced a proven contractor-based staffing model (used in many other industries) to the tax profession.
TaxForce is able to match highly vetted and well-seasoned tax professionals with specific tax projects that meet their qualifications. This service provides better, more consistently qualified project-based talent at a fraction of the cost of the employer/employee consulting model.
Issue #1: Traditional "loaner staffing" is based on a high-cost employer/employee model where clients have to pay the pass-through charges from unnecessary overhead.
Solution #1: With TaxForce, the majority of the hourly fee goes directly to the independent tax professional without any of the high pass-through costs required to cover significant overhead.
|Issue #2: In the loaner staffing model, the higher paying and larger clients have first position on quality talent. If you are not a priority client, you are assigned whoever is "on the bench" which often results in lower-level talent and inconsistent quality.||Solution #2: We recruit and match only the top candidates for your position that are sourced from the largest proprietary database of tax professionals in the world. We screen and vet each candidate to ensure that they have the ability to meet the assignment specifications.|
|Issue #3: Loaner staffers are advisers and not in-house tax practitioners. They are less able to spot tangential issues or provide adequate knowledge transfer to your existing staff when projects are completed.||Solution #3: TaxForce tax professionals have extensive corporate in-house experience. They bring a highly motivated work ethic and the knowledge transfer skills to work with your existing staff members.|
How it Works
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Our Founding Vision
In 1987, Anthony “Tony” Santiago started a niche recruiting firm specializing in the tax profession. His business vision was grounded in the belief that the career of a tax professional, aside from faith and family, was one of the most important aspects of life. Santiago realized that by helping professionals advance their tax careers, he would be improving their lives and families as well as those within his growing company of tax recruiters and supporting staff.
Fast forward more than three digital decades later and you will experience an integrated pair of highly technical companies that offer innovative service lines and career resources that were developed by listening to the needs of clients and candidates. The present state of information technology has provided TaxSearch, Inc and TaxTalent, Inc. with the ability to greatly expand the depth and breadth of serving the tax market.
Over the last decade, both companies have made significant investments that leverage technology to provide accurate, timely and relevant information to thousands of tax professionals as well as those that oversee or support the tax function. The game may have changed considerably over the years, but the core belief in the ability to advance people’s lives through valuable career insight still remains the same.
Our Clients Say it Best
The TaxForce Service has been honored to work with some of the most influential tax, human resource, and financial leaders while pursuing our passion for optimizing corporate tax departments. We are delighted to be able to share some of our client’s personal testimonials and look forward to speaking with you about your tax department staffing needs.
"We were extremely impressed with TaxForce’s ability to find candidates for our unique position in the Tax Operations group. The candidate was required to help the existing operations team marry up tax requirements with business realities and put in place a process that enabled us to meet our federal tax reporting obligations. They ultimately presented us with a technically strong candidate who we eagerly selected for the project. By utilizing TaxForce’s services, we were able to hire a temporary staff professional who stepped right in with a minimal amount of “ramp-up” time, which was a pleasant surprise compared to a typical 'loaner staff' scenario."
"Tasked with building a team to in-source the US tax compliance function, one of our major challenges was identifying the proper staffing to build and execute a process to handle fixed asset accounting and calculations for US tax purposes. TaxForce was recommended to me as a way to both deliver the required tax depreciation calculations, while concurrently establishing a process to be executed by the new in-house tax compliance team. After initial discussions regarding our specific requirements, the TaxForce team promptly provided us with resumes for several highly-qualified individuals with the proper experience levels and skillsets.
They had very good knowledge of each individual’s capabilities, and with their assistance we narrowed the list of candidates and interviewed several to find the best fit. TaxForce was presented to us as a way to address our immediate tax compliance needs while evaluating the ideal processes and proper mix of in-house resources for the future. The approach has proven to be very successful as well as cost-effective. I highly recommend TaxForce to address short-term or transitional tax department requirements. ”
"When certain tax planning opportunities arise, our first inclination is to turn to one of the Big4 for assistance. Obviously this type of assistance usually comes with a very sizable price tag and varying levels of quality. Recently, however, we decided to reach out to the TaxForce team. They listened intently to our situation, took the time to understand exactly what we were trying to accomplish, and then did a great job of screening candidates before finally introducing us to the ones they felt were most qualified for our very specialized tax project.
Sometime after he completed our project, the R&D regulations changed and he brought this change to our attention and that change ultimately helped to almost double my credit. All in all, we are extremely pleased with the professionalism and attention to detail we received from TaxForce.”
"The independent tax professional that TaxForce aligned us with came in willing to help me and my team with whatever we needed. He was able to deliver on his targets, such as giving me various recommendations on how to reorganize the team and reinforce the tax department. I’m grateful to him for his friendly attitude and his desire to get the job done well.
While he was managing the team, I was able to carry on with the IRS audit and other projects, which required a lot of travel, and I was confident that he would be there to mentor and support my team. Overall, I’m very pleased with his performance and will keep him in mind for future projects that are more in line with his technical capabilities."
"The TaxForce team did a great job communicating the entire staffing process clearly and effectively. We were looking for a person who not only had relevant experience, but who could come in and hit the ground running. Overall, I was really quite impressed with what they were able to accomplish compared to other firms we have used in the past."