Automate your tax preparation fee collection

Collect unfunded tax preparation fees from past-due clients1

Auto Collect

We collect past due tax prep fees so you don't have to

Ensure you get paid for the work you've done
Secure payment options for your clients
TPG contacts clients on your behalf
Fees collected by debit to taxpayer's account or credit card payment

Spend more time preparing returns

And less time worrying about fees

Use TPG to collect your fees from unfunded Refund Transfer clients

When taxpayers pay-by-refund it's an easy way to get paid. Auto Collect is available for the handful of clients that choose to pay-by-refund but don't receive their tax refund. Save time by having TPG automatically collect your tax preparation fees from these clients.

How it works

Let us do the work for you

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TPG contacts your unfunded clients*

Once a taxpayer that selected a Refund Transfer with direct deposit is at least 1 month past their expected IRS funding date TPG will contact your client

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Convenient payment options offered

Clients are given the option to conveniently pay your fees with a credit card or bank account


Fees are direct debited

If your client does not respond, TPG will debit your fees from your client's bank account


Payment issued to you


TPG collects our processing fee of 25% of the amount debited and the remainder is deposited into your bank account upon completion of the Auto Collect program in mid-October2

* Participating EROs have the option to not collect on certain taxpayers and will have the option to make this determination on a case-by-case basis.

Enroll with TPG to get Auto Collect

1Auto Collect is an optional service provided by Santa Barbara Tax Products Group, LLC.  Fees apply to the ERO only with respect to successful collections. TPG is facilitating collections that are being made directly through EROs.

2Other than any amounts collected on behalf of software transmitters or other 3rd parties.