By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2008
Filing taxes just got easier with the new Instant Tax Service. From left are Les and Crystal Whitaker, owners, with store managers Bill and Harriet Estep.
Instant Tax Service has been named one of the fastest growing franchises by Entrepreneur magazine with 1400 stores in 30 states. Now, Claremore and Owasso area residents have access to the same fast, accurate and professional help to ensure you only pay the minimum tax required by law.
Located in Ne-Mar Center at 911 W. Will Rogers Blvd, Instant Tax Service provides tax preparation and electronic filing as well as instant approval for refund anticipation loans. “We offer a variety of different financial products to best meet the needs of our customers,” says Crystal Whitaker. She and her husband Les recently opened three stores, including one in Owasso at 12334 E. 86th Street North.
“There is a major trend in our society for things to be done fast,” says Whitaker, “and everybody has to pay taxes.”
The Whitakers began researching the industry to help Les’s brother who was looking for a business. “By helping him, we also became excited about the opportunity with Instant Tax Service,” she adds.
Common services available at Instant Tax include federal, state and local tax return preparation, electronic filing, instant tax refund (same day), refund anticipation loan, electronic refund check, direct deposit, IRS direct check and balance due options. No matter how you choose to receive your refund, Instant Tax Service has a product to fit individual needs, including tax refund loans through one of their certified service banks in a matter of minutes for qualified applicants.
“Many of our customers are able to leave our store with a check,” Whitaker says.
Instant Tax Service offers fast, friendly service in a comfortable atmosphere. “The coffee pot is always on,” she adds, “and we have a play area for children.”
Before transmitting a return to the IRS, tax preparers at Instant Tax Service double check for accuracy. Returns pass through error-checking diagnostics before they are sent to the IRS and the appropriate state Department of Revenue (if applicable). Within hours, Instant Tax Service receives acknowledgements from these tax authorities, which allows the processing of a quick refund.
“We want our customers to have the best income tax experience of their life,” Whitaker says.
Bill and Harriet Estep manage the Claremore location while Ivan and Jo Rainbolt operate the Owasso store.
For fast, friendly service, take your tax information to one of the Instant Tax Service locations, either in Claremore or Owasso. Instant service means instant refund.
After 30 years in public school education, Carol Round retired and moved from Grand Lake to Claremore, Oklahoma in 2005, where she writes a weekly faith-based column which runs in 14 Oklahoma newspapers as well as several national and international publications. Three volumes of her columns have been compiled into collections: A Matter of Faith, Faith Matters and by FAITH alone. She has also written Journaling with Jesus: How to Draw Closer to God and a companion workbook, The 40-Day Challenge. This past year she has written three children’s books, a series called Nana’s 3 Jars, to teach children about the value of giving, saving and spending money. All of Carol’s books are available through Amazon. In addition to writing her weekly column, authoring books and speaking to women’s groups, she writes for Value News. She also blogs regularly at www.carolaround.com. When she is not writing or speaking, she loves spending time with her three grandchildren, working in her flowerbeds, shooting photos, volunteering at her church or going on mission trips overseas, and hiking. She is also an avid reader and loves working crosswords and trying to solve Sudoku puzzles.