Just In Time for Tax Day: Y Combinator Company Task.fm Launches Service to Answer Last-Minute Tax Questions

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Millions of Americans will knowingly file their taxes incorrectly this year. Task.fm aims to ease the stress of tax season by providing a place where verified tax professionals will answer anyone's questions quickly and affordably.

Task.fm is not just another Q&A site. People come to Task.fm because they know they will get a fast, private and accurate answer from a trusted professional.

Exactly one year ago, the Cheung siblings (the trio of Aaron, Adora and Alex) were in a rut. Running a startup on fumes, the last thing they wanted to worry about was their taxes. But like any good citizen, they took out their calculators and started crunching numbers. Problem was, by the time they finished, they were unsure about a few crucial questions and started guessing.

Uncomfortable with what they were about to file, they only had a couple of choices. "It came down to choosing between re-allocating our ramen and caffeine money on a last-minute accountant or risk having to pay even bigger IRS fines in the future," lamented Adora.

But with the difficulty of their situation came that 'Aha!' moment every entrepreneur dreams about. They met many people who were in similar situations. Not just taxes but also health, legal and even relationship problems. "The rallying question was 'why can't people find someone reliable to answer their questions when they most need it?'" explained Adora.

Then and there, the idea of Task.fm (http://www.task.fm) was born -- an online marketplace for expert advice. Simply put, it's a place where anyone can ask private questions and get answers from highly-qualified experts. For this tax season, Task.fm recruited hundreds of well-experienced Certified Public Accountants and Enrolled Agents to just answer tax questions. In its limited beta, experts have already answered hundreds of questions and now they are ready to open the floodgates.

Instead of sinking hundreds of dollars into hiring an accountant, Task.fm provides the best resource to answer those pesky questions in a fraction of the cost. Plus it gives the asker the peace of mind that he or she is getting the best advice. Given all the misinformation on the internet, Task.fm is the better alternative to wasting precious time searching for what may or may not be the right answer.

Adora goes on to say that the company's number one focus is expert quality. Every verified expert on Task.fm undergoes an intensive qualification process. On top of being manually vetted and interviewed, they are also put through a stringent peer-review process where current verified Task.fm experts endorse and approve their skillset and knowledge. "If there is one thing people should know, it's that Task.fm is not just another Q&A site," said Adora. "People come to Task.fm because they know they will get a fast answer at an affordable rate, and most importantly, they feel confident their answers will be accurate and coming from a trusted professional."

About Task.fm:
Task.fm is based in Silicon Valley and founded by three siblings from the ages of 19-27. With the backing of high-profile investors like Y Combinator and First Round Capital, Task.fm aims to provide the best place for anyone to get expert advice and answers.

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