Scott Lilja, who is senior vice president of member services at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, says dealers are very aware of the importance of tax season for their industry.
And the association has been aware that Tax Max has processed more than 1 million tax returns and has helped about 3,000 dealerships by filing their customers’ tax returns. Tax Max then forwards the refund to the dealership for the customer’s use as a down payment or for paying toward a past due account.
Now, Tax Max has become the NIADA’s latest National Member Benefit partner, providing association members with exclusive offers for tax season services.
“Tax Max resources are more critical than ever with the ever-changing tax laws impacting our members’ sales cycle and corresponding cash flow," Lilja said in a news release.
In addition, Tax Max also notes that it offers various non-traditional tax programs. A fourth-quarter early tax season program, a year-round tax season irregular payment program, a collections program, a repair note program and the Drive Now Network tax season leads program are examples. Dealers can also use the Tax Max Business Development Center.
Tax season sales have become more challenging for some dealers because of recent legislation such as the PATH Act and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, said Tax Max president and chief executive officer William Neylan III.
But the partnership with NIADA will allow Tax Max to educate more dealers about the changes of tax season and provide help, he added.
“Tax season is stronger than ever, and we know this partnership allows us to provide dealers with the necessary tools and information needed to be successful,” Neylan added.