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Is there a fee for your assessment?
There is no fee for our initial assessment.
How long does it take to run a business assessment?
Our initial meeting is typically no more than 15 minutes. During this session, we will gather basic information about your company to determine which tax incentive and expense reduction programs you may qualify for, as well as any potential revenue gain opportunities. This can be done onsite, over the phone or via web conference, whichever best accommodates your schedule.
What information do I need to provide?
After the initial interview we will follow up to get additional details based on the service benefit opportunity. As an example, to determine how much revenue you could generate from paying your vendors virtually, we would just need a summary of your accounts payable spend, sorted by supplier. In 3-5 business days we'll get back to you with an estimate of the rebates you could earn.
Do we have to change our business service providers?
Not at all. If you are satisfied with the current level of service from your credit card merchant processor, cell phone, business insurance or other service providers, continue with them. Use us to make sure you are not inadvertently being overcharged for any fees that don't apply to your business.
What happens if we change a service provider?
Our expert team will continue to act on your behalf to make sure your new business service provider is billing you only for fees or line items that apply to your business. We provide peace of mind, month in and month out, so that you can focus on running your business.
What types of services does your company offer?
We focus on delivering expense reductions, revenue gains and specialized tax incentives that you can apply to your business’s bottom line. Our team of business process consultants, engineers, intellectual property attorneys and expense auditors works together seamlessly to maximize your benefit.
What expense reduction services do you provide?
Our team runs a multi-point expense analysis to identify overcharges and billing errors in key business areas such as credit card processing, gas and electric energy use, document management, parcel shipping, waste & recycling, wireless, and worker's compensation premiums.
What tax incentive services do you provide?
Our team of tax specialists use proprietary software to identify federal, state, and local tax incentives available for your company. On average, for a small- to mid-size company, we are able to identify over $200,000 in tax-based incentives.
Aren’t these services my CPA or CFO could handle?
The expense reductions, revenue gain opportunities and tax incentives we identify and recover on your behalf require highly specialized expertise to capture and to ensure any overcharges found are permanently removed.
As an example, twice a year Visa and MasterCard update their fee structures, which are referenced in documents that are several hundred pages. This is not an area that CPAs or CFOs are trained to work through.
Similarly, specialized tax incentives such as the R&D Tax Credit are extremely technical and backed by mountains of case law. CPAs do not have the time nor the knowledge to investigate, determine, procure and defend specialized tax incentives such as those in the Section 41 ("Research") Credit.
How are you compensated for providing these services?
We are compensated based on a share of the savings identified. There is no charge for our assessment of your expense reduction and tax incentive recapture opportunities. In effect, we offer a free business diagnostic. If we don't find any savings for your business, you owe us nothing.
Will my business qualify for a savings benefit?
In our experience, 9 out of 10 companies can benefit from one or more of our services. Your savings level will depend on what our team finds when they evaluate selected areas of your business.
Are savings on-going or a one-time benefit?
This depends on the service type. Services that are recurring will continue to deliver savings as long as you are using those services.
When are recurring savings paid out?
Savings from recurring programs will be delivered on an on-going basis, typically beginning within a few weeks of our analysis of your business data and verification of the benefits.
When are project savings paid out?
Project savings are typically paid out within 30 days of confirmation of your total savings benefit and recovery from the underlying service provider or taxing authority.
Ready to find out more?
Drop us a line today or call 207-749-2631 for a free assessment. Let's find your money!