After 3 years of serving clients in her own practice as a full time CPA, Shiloh Johnson realized that all of the businesses she was supporting had the same problem. None of them really understood what they were supposed to do with business tax or even if they owed it all. Most people assume that the only tax responsibility a business owner has is what they may owe to the Internal Revenue Service. And while that is probably the most important it definitely is not the only area of concern. Client after client, Shiloh kept explaining what business licenses are or why you should pay your sales tax on time. After a while, she started to think to herself that there has to be a better way to help support more entrepreneurs.
Until one day her mother came to her with a stack of papers for a company she started. And that was it, the lightbulb moment. Sitting at her kitchen table with her 60 year old mother who wanted to have a makeup artistry company, teaching her how to fill out the forms she received from the state. The idea came to her so clearly, what if we could put technology behind supporting business owners with tax compliance. Thus, ComplYant was born August 2019, sketched on a napkin while helping someone else.
Helping small businesses is really what we do. We have all been entrepreneurs and understand intimately the difficulties in managing a business, especially when we are managing it alone. So we have made it our focus to help entrepreneurs sweat the hard stuff less so they can do what they love more. That’s why the Y in our name is capital. It is for you. A reminder to us and the world that the driving factor is making tax easier for everyone.
ComplYant, making business tax easier, cheaper, and faster.
Meet the Team
As an engineer and a small business owner I am passionate for great tools that solve real problems. Making your life a little easier is my mission.
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