Our Story Started Back in 1986 with $200, 2 computers and a fax machine!
After starting with $200, 2 computers and a fax machine the company became one of the largest tax preparation providers in New York.
In 2007, Mr Alvarez launched ATAX Franchise, Inc, and began expanding along the East Coast of the US and future plans include nationwide growth.
ATAX is a full-service national tax and business services franchise.
At ATAX, We’re more than just numbers!
ATAX Founder & CEO, Rafael Alvarez Receives the 2015 IFA Ronald E Harrison Award
Watch a short video of Mr. Alvarez accepting the award and sharing a message at the IFA’s awards.
The International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide.
Celebrating over 50 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance, and promote franchising.
Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary
Here’s a snapchat of our 30 years proving Tax Preparation and accounting services in New York City and Nationwide.
Mr. Alvarez started Alvarez Tax in 1986
Opened first tax preparation business with $200, 2 computers and a fax machine.
High Number of Tax Returns Milestone
In 2005, Mr Alvarez's business went completely viral, preparing 10,000 personal tax returns and about 500 corporate tax returns out of one single office.
Started ATAX Franchise
In 2007, Mr. Alvarez stablished ATAX, the first latino owned tax preparation, bookkeeping, payrol franchise in the United States. ATAX franchise started with 10 locations in New York City.
ATAX Continue Growth
In 2009, ATAX franchise opened 12 locations between New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
ATAX Continue Expanding
In 2010, ATAX expanded to Rhode Island.
ATAX Expanding to New Territory: Florida
In 2011, ATAX open new location in Ocala, FL.
ATAX Goes Through Corporate Re-structuring
In 2012, ATAX re-structuring and headquarters moved to Yonkers, NY. Proud member of Vetfran, MinorityFran, IFA
ATAX Receives Top Minority Franchise Award
In 2012, ATAX receives the 3rd Top Minority Franchise Award in the United States.
ATAX Receives a Number of Awards
In 2013, USA Today's Top 50 Franchises for Minorities in 2013, Mr. Alvarez recognized by el Diario La Prensa "El Award" for most successful latinos in New York city and member of CUNY Dominican Institute BlueBook. ATAX partnered with Xero Beautiful accounting. The #1 International Cloud Bookkeeping Platform.
Awards & Expansion to New Territories
In 2014, ATAX is recognized as one of the Top 50 Low Cost Franchises in the nation by Franchise Business Review. Recognized by USA Today. In addition, ATAX opened new offices in Sunrise, FL and Houston, TX, and Augusta, GA. ATAX CEO & President Rafael Alvarez became a member of the Xero Partner Advisory Council (XPAC).
Mr. Alvarez Received IFA's Ronald E. Harrison Diversity Award
In 2015, The International Franchise Association (IFA) has awarded its premier honor for accomplishments in diversity and inclusion, the IFA Ronald E. Harrison Award, to Rafael Alvarez. ATAX recognized as one of the Top 200 Best of the Best Franchises in the nation by Franchise Business Review. ATAX earned Xero's Emerging Partner of the Year Award in Xercon 2015 at Denver, Colorado.
In 2016, Hostos Community College recognized Mr. Alvarez recognition during the Hispanic Heritage Month.
West Coast Expansion & Awards
In 2017, Mr. Alvarez graduated from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Latino Business Action Network. Mr. Alvarez decided to open up ATAX West Coast headquarters in the city of San Francisco, CA.
ATAX Live Launch & La Nacional Partnership
In 2018, ATAX partnered with Envios La Nacional to establish an ATAX location in over 100 La Nacional locations nationwide. Launched ATAX Live, an innovative mobile app to allow clients to file their taxes from anywhere, anytime.