Today we’d like to introduce you to Waheeda Brewton and Keith Carney.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
One of our partners was working at HR Block and noticed the drastic difference in education that the average person received when getting their taxes completed in the lower to middle class sections of the city. Most people that do taxes are not accountants and have no financial advisory background, yet are educating others on what to do with their finances. Having an accountant is extremely expensive so we decided to come together to make it affordable. With this conglomeration, everyone has access to the same financial education as the wealthy. TP Taxes quickly grew to a staff of 6 minority accountants providing affordable services in about twenty-five states while being based out of Philadelphia. Most of our clients’ services are done remotely from Florida to LA.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has not been a smooth road! It was hard to find a group of individuals that all wanted to put in the hard work and build as a team and as a family. We are in a day and age where everyone is the boss and we do not work together to build. Once we found the right mix of people, everything became a lot easier. Also, teaching people the right way to work the system when they are used to getting refunds the wrong way, was hard at first. Everyone liked the quick cash not knowing that they were losing money on the back end from being impatient with the lack of education.
Please tell us about TP Taxes.
TP Taxes is an accounting firm that provide financial advisory services to the working class and entrepreneurs at an affordable rate. We specialize in all tax laws in every state by offering our services remotely. We also do bookkeeping and financial consulting.
What sets us apart from others is that everyone in our office is an accountant. We provide education about financial planning and tax savings with our services.
We’re most proud of the impact that we make in the community with the education that we provide and giving them access to certified public accountants.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My childhood memories are playing hide and go seek with my friends, jumping double-dutch, just being a kid having fun. I remember always running to the corner store to buy soda and snacks. I miss being a kid.
- The starting rate for an average personal tax return filing is $70.00, that includes federal and state filings.
- The starting rate for an average business tax return filing is $25.00, that includes federal, and state filings.
- No up front fees.
- Address: TP Taxes
5613 Walnut St
Philadelphia PA 19139
- Website: WWW.TPTAXES.COM
- Phone: 215-TP-Taxes
- Email: TPTaxes@tptaxes.com
- Instagram: @tptaxes
- Facebook: TP Taxes
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