Thomas J. Few, Partner and Founder of Fusion Insurance & Financial Services LLC & Happy Tax Service Franchisee, has more than 15 years of progressively responsible experience in financial services and working as a consultant for multiple fortune 500 companies aiding in project execution and improving overall business process efficiency. Thomas has led large scale project efforts for organizations in areas of application development, infrastructure development and build out, and lean six sigma process improvement.
Prior to becoming a Happy Tax Service franchisee Thomas has previously owned a Liberty Tax Service franchise in Columbus Ohio and also ran his own tax preparation service, Few Tax Service, for 5 years. Thomas also is a licensed Life and Health insurance agent and has acted as an independent insurance broker of his own agency, The Few Agency, and now as a part of the newly formed Fusion Insurance & Financial Services LLC.
Thomas Few holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Franklin University, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Franklin University, and a Master of Science degree in project management from Keller Graduate School of management. Thomas is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Thomas resides in Pickerington Ohio with his wife (Quiana Few), and four sons (Thomas, Tyler, Troy, and Trace)
Happy Tax was born out of frustration with unreliable, under-qualified tax preparers with no licensing or certification and as little as five days tax training. Happy Tax is designed to bridge the gap between the high quality, pampered and convenient customer service that consumers want, and accurate, reliable and professional tax returns prepared by CPAs with a minimum of 5 years of training and experience.
Using Happy Tax's patent-pending technology and processes, franchisees offer customers a fresh new experience with none of the hassles traditionally associated with preparing their taxes, meeting them anytime, anywhere including house calls. Franchisees securely transmit the client's tax data to their team of highly qualified U.S. based CPAs to professionally prepare the tax returns.
Happy Tax's services come with an affordable and transparent price. Customers are offered 4 payment options of $100, $200, $300 and $500 —depending on the complexity of the return — without any hidden charges.
"With Happy Tax we wanted to rid the market of cowboy tax 'professionals' who are costing hard-working Americans millions of dollars each year in IRS penalties and interest. Our franchisees are left to focus on what they do best, providing amazing customer service, while our experienced CPAs prepare and sign off on the tax returns. We've already been called the Uber of tax preparation but I feel we are much more than that. Our customer experience truly revolutionizes the way taxes are done. It's time we can finally say: Smile, It's Time to File! ®" said Mario Costanz, CEO and Founder of Happy Tax.
Tax preparer suitability in the U.S. is alarmingly low with only 41% of those preparing taxes "professionally" having any licensed credentials whatsoever. "With Happy Tax, the customer experience is transformed from the typical unpleasant experience of tax preparation to now becoming an enjoyable and happy experience," said Thomas Few, Franchisee.
40% of Americans still choose to prepare their own tax return even though they don't have any previous experience. With the tax code coming in at 73,000 pages (equivalent to 4 million words or War and Peace 8 times over), preparing their return themselves risks thousands of dollars in penalties and interest or lost refunds due to missed deductions, credits and errors.