Gustav Handmark - EasyTax
Gustav Handmark - EasyTax #1
Describe the idea:
My friend and I are developing a web application for automating tax forms and declaration of taxes for small business owners. There are numerous accounting services who provide continuous accounting and bookkeeping. These services will also provide you with a complete solution for annual reports and finalizing your taxes – at a steep price. Our goal is to target smaller businesses, where the process can be automated, at a greatly reduced price.
Who are you? Previous education/jobs/ experiences etc.
I have just finished my fourth year in Law at Lunds University and next term I am also starting my fourth year in Industrial engineering and management at LTH. While my previous experience in web-development is fairly limited, I love the experience of learning new things. My background in Law along with my friend’s background in computer science creates a perfect toolbox for this project.
What will you do during these three months? How will you spend the time?
We will work towards creating an alpha-version of our service and, as it is critical that our platform provides accurate and correct results, we will be focusing primarily on development and testing. If we succeed in a functional prototype by the end of summer we will be focusing on finding potential customers who wants to participate in testing the service.
What do you expect to achieve during Leapfrogs?
As previously said, we expect that we will have an alpha-version available for some selected members to try out. As our service is especially useful during the spring (when the declaration of taxes is due) we will focus on extensive testing with previously submitted tax forms to ensure that our application produces the correct results. We are also looking at this as a perfect opportunity to learn and gain valuable experience.