Welcome to the third installment of our series, Get Inspired. We’re showcasing stories of next-level design and features created on Wix websites in combination with 123 Form Builder.
Whether you’re a tax preparer or a client, tax return season is a chaotic time. Anything that can harmonize the mass of reports, receipts, and statements to get returns done faster and better is a thing of beauty.
Mukiwa Financial Services is an accounting firm that handles tax returns for a variety of clients, including individuals, companies, and trusts. Their clients need a way to compile and deliver the documents and be sure nothing is overlooked. The team needs to receive the documents in an orderly way so they can work more effectively and spend less time scribbling down dictation, performing data entry, and chasing loose ends.
Making returns less taxing
The firm, already up and running with a Wix-powered website, turned to Kate Bradshaw@Webtoday – Wix Australia Ambassador and 123 Form Builder Pro to create a custom form that would simplify the otherwise complex list of information and documents needed for the tax return process.
The result is a questionnaire and online tax organizer that takes some of the sting out of tax time. Moreover, the process has become so streamlined that Mukiwa has increased its capability to take on last-minute clients they would have previously turned away.
- Personal details
- Tax-deductible expenses
- Tax offsets
- A fun surprise as a reward for finishing!
Ever since Mukiwa implemented its new online tax form, their clients have taken a stress deduction that defies even an accountant’s calculation.
- Step-by-step guidance
The online tax form breaks down an overwhelming responsibility into easy-to-understand steps.
- Flexibility to save work and continue later
Typically all documents and data are available when the client gets started, or it’s just not possible to finish everything in one sitting. Why let that hold things up? Mukiwa’s online tax form has a Save for Later option that lets clients save their answers and pick up where they left off.
- Instant record-keeping
Once all the info is entered, clients can use the Print option to get a hard-copy summary. As a green option, they can save their input as a digital file using the PDF option.
Streamlining Busy Season and Beyond
Mukiwa’s online tax questionnaire form helps the team do right by the clients who have placed their trust in them. Sure, it collects client data on the clients’ schedule and pace, but there’s so much more happening.
- Multiple document uploads
As clients go through the questionnaire, they can upload all supporting documents securely. This builds an organized collection of all data that will be used to prepare the return.
- Hidden fields that display only when needed (Conditional logic)
Long forms are scary. Long forms full of tax questions can be terrifying. Mukiwa’s tax questionnaire is designed to expand as necessary when answers require follow-up questions.
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The tax return questionnaire form features Calculation tools that offer a ballpark estimate of the amount the client will be refunded or owe.
- Dropbox integration
As the client completes the form a Dropbox folder in the client’s name is created. This keeps the documents consolidated and makes it easy to send completed work back to the client for review.
- Google integration
Submissions can be sent to Google Sheets, then the team can see how many clients are assigned to each member and distribute the workload accordingly.
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