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IBISWorld’s Tax Preparation Franchises market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Tax preparation specialists are increasingly targeting small enterprises
  • Franchisors and franchisees may continue to focus their attention on growing regional cities

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Firms in the Tax Preparation Franchises industry mainly service individuals and small businesses. Industry players' main advantage in gaining these customers is being able to maximise clients' tax returns or minimise their losses. Tax preparation franchisees also know the deductions that can be claimed without breaking any taxation laws. While the rise of online tax submissions may limit industry growth over the next five years, most people are likely to continue engaging tax experts to submit their tax returns.

    The industry is less volatile than many other industries and the overall economy, but its fortunes are still influenced by employment conditions, average household income and investment levels...

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    What is the Tax Preparation Franchises industry?

    Tax preparation franchises operate at a low capital intensity level. The industry is highly labour-intensive as a large amount of work must be completed manually, such as the assessment of tax deductible items and preparation of tax lodgements through online tax portals. Employees in the industry generally require a thorough understanding of tax law and accounting standards, as this knowledge requirement represents a significant expense item for wages.

    For every dollar required for wages in 2016-17, approximately $0.04 is projected to be invested in computers and other capital equipment. This indicates the industry has low capital utilisation and dependency. Cap...

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    Additional Insights for the Tax Preparation Franchises Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Tax Preparation Franchises Industry are

  • Ability to franchise operations
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from auxiliary finance and investment services and Number of businesses in the Tax Preparation Franchises industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Personal tax return services
    Investment tax return services
    Small business tax return services
    Other tax services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from auxiliary finance and investment services
  • Number of businesses
  • Real household discretionary income
  • National unemployment rate
  • Total full-time workforce
  • High income earners

  • Current Performance
  • Industry drivers and growth
  • Agents vs myTax
  • Spreading the net
  • Competition and the franchise model
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry drivers and threats
  • Franchise arrangements
  • Superannuation boom
  • Table: Tax Preparation Franchises Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Tax Preparation Franchises Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Advertising Services
  • Education and Training
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Software Publishing

  • Products & Services
  • Personal tax return services
  • Small business tax return services
  • Investment tax return services
  • Other tax services
  • Chart: Tax Preparation Franchises Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Individuals
  • Small business owners
  • Other sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Tax Preparation Franchises Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Marketing
  • Royalty expenses
  • Depreciation, utilities and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Tax Preparation Franchises

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Tax Preparation Franchises Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    H&R BlockITP Australia
  • Table: H&R Block - financial performance
  • Table: ITP Australia - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Tax Preparation Franchises Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Tax Preparation Franchises Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Tax agent lodgements (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Above-The-Line Advertising
  • Includes traditional mass media advertising through newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, the internet and billboards. This is often targeted to reach expected key demographic groups and online audiences.
  • Below-The-Line Advertising
  • An advertising strategy that uses direct means of communication, such as direct mail or email, and incentives such as coupons, competitions and price discounts, rather than mass media.
  • E-Filing
  • The electronic method of lodging tax, either through specialised software packages or online platforms.
  • Tax Payer
  • Any individual earning an income above the tax-free threshold in Australia must pay tax to the Australian government.
  • Tax Preparation
  • The process of preparing and lodging tax for compensation, and is usually either income tax or investment tax.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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