Keeper Tax raises $13 million
Keeper Tax, the “#1 tax filing software for gig workers, creators and freelancers,” has raised $13 million from e.ventures, Matrix Partners, Foundation Capital, Lattice CEO and co-founder Jack Altman, Digits CEO and Crashlytics co-founder Jeff Seibert, and Segment president and co-founder Ilya Volodarsky.
Founded in 2019, Keeper Tax automatically monitors transactions from any linked bank account or credit card to identify write-offs and expenses. Upon registering an account, every Keeper Tax customer is assigned a ‘Keeper’ who monitors purchases throughout the year. A few times per week, a text message with a simple yes/no question will be sent asking if a transaction was a work expense or not. If yes, this transaction is captured, categorized into a Schedule C business expense category, and the artificial intelligence engine takes note, ensuring similar transactions will be automatically captured and categorized in the future. At tax time, Keeper Tax users can file directly through the app, or export their savings to another tax service or their accountant.
Use of the app is free for 14 days, and a subscription is available thereafter for $16/month. Tax filing through the Keeper Tax app costs $89.
The Series A round will help Keeper Tax build out a complete tax platform, offering full service tax advice, expense, and an intuitive filing solution.
“With more people taking on gig, creator, and freelance roles as their sole source of income, and for those taking on a side gig or monetizing a personal passion, we felt it was important that they have access to the same tax advice and write-offs that those that could afford accountants did. Our Series A, along with the expertise from our new board members and investors, will help us achieve our goal of expansion into a complete tax service for the millions of people who have come to rely on this type of income and will continue to do so in the future.” – Paul Koulick, founder and CEO of Keeper Tax.