We will be back next season.

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We are not taking new customers at this time. Sorry!

We will be back next season.

-Support

Maintenance Update

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We are doing a site wide maintenance. Please check back in few minutes.


Update: Maintenance is complete and all services are back.

-Support

Mobile apps are getting ready for Tax Year 2011

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We just pulled older mobile apps from iTunes and Android Marketplace. Expect to see brand new mobile apps in future.

-Sanetax Support

Maintenance Update

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We are doing a site wide maintenance. Please check back in few minutes.

Update: Maintenance is complete and all systems and services are restored.


-Support


Continuing the momentum and innovation

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Thanks again to all the customers and tax agents who were part of our Sanetax family this tax season. It is a great start for us and we would like to continue the momentum and innovation going forward.  We have witnessed many valuable trends and learned a lot of lessons.

Thanks to fellow HN friends and entrepreneurs for invaluable reviews and feedback.

Thanks to customers who have agreed to give us a testimonial. It is inspiring and gives us great comfort in seeing Sanetax as the only viable solutions for some.

Thanks to our vendor CloudFlare for handling the DNS/CDN outages very well. It was a great customer support effort.

We survived the infamous Amazon Web Services Outage. Our servers are hosted in 1C and 1D Availability Zones in US East - N. Virginia Region, so our customers didn’t have any downtime during the outage.

All the customers who have filed for an extension, please work with your tax agent to file your taxes. If you are a new customer looking for help regarding your taxes, signup and our network tax agents are happy to help you out.

We are planning lot of exciting things at Sanetax. So stay tuned!

-Srini
CEO & Founder

Support Update: We will extend and speed up the support efforts.

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April 18th is the deadline for submitting your taxes. From today until April 18th, we will extend and speed up the support efforts. As usual, feel free to send an email or call us for support.

We will keep the signup option open on the website and mobile apps, however please be advised that if you signed up on Apr 16th(Saturday) or Apr 17th (Sunday), our tax professionals might not complete your taxes and will be notifying you to file for extension on a case by case basis.

- Sanetax Support

Customer Story: Disabled and wanted to take tax expert's help.

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It gives utmost fulfillment when you discover that the products you created are making a positive impact on the society. Here is our story about a person who was recently disabled and looking for help in getting his taxes done.

One of our customers, Michael lives in So Cal. He recently became disabled and bed ridden. He can neither go out to visit a tax preparer's office nor does he have access to computer to get his taxes done. All he has is a loaner phone with internet access. With our Sanetax app which is available on android, iphone he took pictures of W2s and requested to have a tax professional assigned. Within a few minutes of his request, we connected him with one of our network tax agents . Michael also had a special request to have him called instead of emailing; our network tax professional is going to honor that as well.

I personally talked to Michael on the phone and it was inspiring to listen how useful our service is to him. This experience reinforced our confidence and purpose in starting this service. I am glad that Sanetax could be of help when he needed it. Michael was impressed by our service and volunteered to give us a testimonial - so watch out for another post with more details. Thanks to Michael, we are privileged to have you as a customer.


-Srini
CEO & Founder

File your taxes by April 18th or file an extension

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April 18th is the last date to file your 2010 taxes. If you haven't started the process, it is the time to do it. Get started by registering yourself.

If you need to file an extension, you can go-ahead and request your assigned tax agent to do so. It is free and quick.



-Sanetax Support

New code push today - site should perform even better than before.

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We have been hard at work to push another round of code refresh for our back end systems. With the new code push, there are no changes to Mobile Apps or Web UI - they should work same as before.  

Feel free to give us feedback on performance or any issues you may have at support@sanetax.com

-Srini

Sanetax App on newly launched Amazon Appstore for Android

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We are excited to announce that Sanetax Android app has gone through the Amazon app review and now it is live. You can download it here.

Change in pricing - now it is free to use Sanetax for Tax Professionals as well

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Thanks to all the Tax Agents and Customers who have used the service so far. We are excited to change the pricing from $2 per customer to $0 per customer - Yes! it is free for both Tax Payers and Tax Professionals as well. Following are the details.


- $0 per customer (used to be $2 per customer)
- No SMS service by default - however it is still available as a premium service. Please contact support@sanetax.com if you like to enable it for you. It is the most expensive feature with respect to our operating costs. So by disabling SMS service we could offer you free service.
- Unlimited customers, Unlimited storage(uploads), and Unlimited technical support.
- We get paid only if you use optional invoicing available within the CRM system.


Feel free to contact us if you have questions. Happy tax filing!

-Srini

New version of Sanetax apps are released

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Both iPhone and Android apps are updated with a new version - 1.13.

Following are few items that we fixed/added
- Fixed incorrect fields in Tax Agent view (iPhone)
- Fixed forgot password entry screen (iPhone and Android)
- Few more minor bugs
- Added new feature to invite your Tax Agent to the service (iPhone and Android)

Android app is live here
iPhone app is live on iTunes here

-Srini

Sanetax iPhone app is available from iTunes

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We are excited to announce that Sanetax iPhone app is available from iTunes. Feel free to download it for free.



All the icons and effects are fine tuned to work with retina screens as well. So if you have any iphone, it should work just fine. Feel free to contact us to give feedback on the app at support@sanetax.com

App screen shots 

-Srini


Android app is available from Android Market Place

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We are excited to announce that Android app is available from the Android Market. We have put in lot of energy and effort to make this app to work fast and sleek.



We made sure we cover all the Android versions from 1.6 and above. So if you have any android version from 1.6 to 2.3(current) app should still work just fine. App is also independent of device display density - that means you can use the app from smaller Android phones to the latest hi-res Android phones.

Feel free to contact us to give feedback on the app at support@sanetax.com

Following are screenshots that we have submitted to the Android Market.


iOS/iPhone mobile app is submitted to Apple

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We have submitted iPhone app to Apple for approval today. Pretty exciting to see app becoming possible from the concept to the final product. It came out really well and polished, hope you like it.

As you are aware of, mobile apps are essential to our service - from capturing tax documents to receiving updates from tax agents. We have also included pdf preview option so that tax payers can preview the prepared taxes before giving a go to tax agent.

Watch out for our announcement on the availability of the iPhone application. Till then, following are some of the screenshots.


Sanetax production version is released

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Excited to announce that production version just went live. If you are a Tax Agent, please go-ahead and signup for free and give it a whirl. Except invoicing and mobile apps, everything else should be working. Within few days we are expected to complete mobile apps and get the payment system setup.

Let me take this opportunity to introduce much awaited two way SMS feature. For illustration purposes, I have included an iphone screenshot but any mobile phone with SMS enabled should work just fine.

As shown in the picture below:

1. Customer registers his mobile phone number by sending a 4 digit code (instructions are generated by a setup wizard once they login to the site). This is a security check so that wrong phone number is not registered in the system. If customer doesn't have access to the computer, Tax Agents can set this up.

2. Customer starts communicating from their mobile phone. Same message appears under Messages tab.

3. Tax Agent replies back through the Sanetax website. Reply is delivered to customer as an SMS.



Feel free to contact us with questions and comments.

-Srini
srini@sanetax.com

Sanetax preview is released

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Happy and excited to announce that Sanetax.com is released today with few restrictions. The goal of toady's release is to make sure anyone who has been informed and trying to see how the service works, this is a good hands-on experience. We are still finalizing the build which includes mobile apps, SMS communication, Tax Agent listing/selection and integrated invoicing system.


Feel free to register and play with the site. Feedback is appreciated.

-Srini

Just Getting Started

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Just getting started.