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ATAX - Tax Services Franchise

America’s leading tax preparation & business services franchise that offers you the experience and wisdom of a team led by John Hewitt, CEO and founder of Loyalty Brands.




With the tax services industry valued at $14.4 billion in 2023, there’s no better way to take a new career path than with ATAX, offering low start-up costs to give you the best entry point into the tax preparation and business services industry.

We are the fastest-growing US tax franchise for the last three years and ranked in the 2023 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 – the bible of top-ranked franchise opportunities.

ATAX is a flexible business model allowing you to run your business how you want, giving you autonomy, freedom, and the option of working either a single- or multi-unit operation.

Above all, you have access to our Executive & Support Team, with 140+ years of experience in the tax industry. That’s the kind of expertise and wisdom you simply cannot buy.

We also keep our eyes sharp for new opportunities, such as our current focus on the Hispanic market: They are the fastest-growing population in the US and, therefore, the fastest-growing demographic of taxpayers.

One last – but by no means least – advantage to the ATAX franchise is the chance to engage with your community. Strong local relationships not only make a successful business but are vital in terms of making this venture something you can feel makes a personal difference to your area.


ATAX is the US’s fastest-growing national tax preparation and business services franchise, serving our local multicultural communities.

ATAX brings the best business plans, marketing, platforms, and strategy to the table, all built around the experience and knowledge of a team with John Hewitt at the top. John’s 54 years of business building are the foundation of what ATAX offers franchisees and assure you of a gold standard in your tax services franchise.

The sector has experienced almost 4% annualized market growth since 2018, demonstrating the massive demand for this recession-proof industry.


ATAX has been the fastest-growing US tax franchise in the last three years and is set to continue that trend.

We opened the 100th ATAX location at the end of 2020 and have gone on to celebrate an increase of 40% in offices open in 2022.

We also have 900+ territories awarded to be opened in the next three to five years, so this is the perfect time to commence a new chapter in your working life with ATAX.

Our success at the Franchise Business Review Awards 2022 speaks for itself:

  • 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


We don’t just take you on as a franchise partner and then leave you to fend for yourself. Your success is part of the foundation of ATAX’s success, so we make sure you receive all the initial training required to hit the ground running from day one.


After that, we supply ongoing support from our corporate office, so you feel secure knowing you’re the boss. Our support covers:

  • Marketing & Advertising
  • IT
  • Operations
  • Tax support
  • ...and more!

You’ll get to run things your way but never be isolated when you might need advice, assistance or a little help; at ATAX, we pride ourselves on supplying you with the knowledge and resources to run a successful, flourishing franchise.

We provide the systems, tools, and year-round support for you to enjoy multiple revenue streams through the services you’ll offer clients, such as:

  • Tax prep
  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • Incorporations & Free ITIN


A typical day for an ATAX franchise owner is dynamic and involves various responsibilities:

  • Client Services: Interacting with clients to provide tax preparation, financial services, and address any client inquiries.
  • Financial Management: Overseeing your business’s finances, including budgeting and financial reporting, and complying with tax regulations and industry standards.
  • Business Operations: Managing day-to-day operations, such as scheduling appointments, staff management, and marketing and promoting the franchise to attract new clients.
  • Staff Supervision: If applicable, overseeing and managing staff members, including tax preparers and administrative personnel.
  • Community Engagement: Building relationships within the local community to foster trust and attract clients. Participating in community events and networking opportunities.
  • Growth and Expansion: Exploring opportunities for business growth, which may include opening additional locations or expanding services.

This variety of activities keeps the role of a franchisee fresh so that you feel as if you’re stuck in a rut doing the same thing day after day.


“My journey with ATAX has been nothing short of transformative… Implementing even the simplest ATAX strategies boosted my business by 20% year after year, even during the challenging times of the pandemic… ATAX’s tools not only allowed me to grow but also gave me the means to educate the next generation of taxpayers and business owners. This journey has been incredibly rewarding, and I'm excited to see how far ATAX can take us in the years to come.”

- Enrique Medina (Colorado)

Cristina Gallo’s (Florida) testimonial for ATAX is a testament to her journey of empowerment and success within the franchise. Starting as a teenager with no knowledge of taxes or franchising, she grew alongside the brand, eventually becoming an area developer with 21 locations in Central Florida, thanks to ATAX’s support and leadership.