Sprintax TDS awarded one of the best entrepreneurship projects of 2020 by b2b Media

Taxback.com is celebrating the recognition it received for “Successful Entrepreneurship in Crisis” at the 6th annual b2b Media Awards Ceremony. The ceremony took place on the 2nd of July in the Nova Art Space Gallery in Sofia. Taxback.com received this recognition for the newest product in their portfolio of services – Sprintax TDS. The awards […]

06 Jul 2020

Taxback Group wins the Multisport Sneakers Day competition

We’re delighted to announce that Taxback Group have won the Multisport Sneakers Day 2020 competition! Taxback Group’s inspiring video, which features the beautiful seaside of Varna, has received the highest score from Multisport’s Facebook followers. The video aims to remind everyone that an active lifestyle can bring not only health, but also increased productivity, smiles, […]

08 May 2020

Nikolay Rusev, Taxback.com: “Fearlessly meet the new global conditions, think outside of the box, and trust your teams”

Taxback.com is one of the few employers in Varna that are still recruiting talent, despite the COVID-19 crisis. At the moment, the company is hiring PHP developers for its software development team in Varna, who will ensure the development of online self-prep tax software for non-residents and J-1 visa holders in the US. Here’s what Nikolay […]

27 Apr 2020

Taxback Group Recognised as a Truly ‘Great Place to Work’!

Taxback Group is today celebrating the recognition it received as a Great Place to Work at a gala awards ceremony in Dublin last night. Taxback Group was listed as the No.19 Best Large Workplace in Ireland 2020, making this its fifth consecutive year being recognised within the top 20 workplaces in Ireland. Headquartered in Kilkenny […]

28 Feb 2020

Transition Year Programme 2019!

This year saw us trial our first ever Transition Work Experience Programme. During the year we received a large amount of applications from Transition Year students interested in work placement and our CEO Terry Clune wanted to introduce a structured programme that would give priority to family and children whose relatives were employees. We partnered […]

14 Jan 2020

Another successful night for Taxback Group at the annual b2b Media Awards 2019

We were delighted to receive an award for our  TaxbackPro qualification program at the Annual b2b Media Awards. The event took place in the French Institute in Sofia on Wednesday evening. Taxback Group was the only Varna based company to receive an award and the award itself was presented to us by the Deputy Minister of Education […]

12 Jul 2019

Sprintax TDS awarded one of the best entrepreneurship projects of 2020 by b2b Media

taxback award

Taxback.com is celebrating the recognition it received for “Successful Entrepreneurship in Crisis” at the 6th annual b2b Media Awards Ceremony. The ceremony took place on the 2nd of July in the Nova Art Space Gallery in Sofia.

Taxback.com received this recognition for the newest product in their portfolio of services – Sprintax TDS. The awards ceremony recognized and celebrated the companies who developed sustainable and innovative projects and products which they developed during the Covid-19 crisis.

Sprintax Tax Determination System (TDS) is a tool that ensures students and scholars are taxed correctly on income earned in the US, so the correct amount of tax is withheld from earnings and reported to the IRS. At the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, Taxback.com established a new software development team that will add six new functionalities to their current product. The Taxback.com team also secured partnerships with Institute of International Education, City University of New York, University of Portland, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Cincinnati.

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Commenting on the recognition, Nikolay Rusev, General Manager of Taxback.com shared:

This award is valuable for us. It is a testament to the great potential of our products, and Sprintax TDS in particular. The recognition of b2b Media reminds us that having a long-term vision for your products and services, followed by careful planning and hard work is what matters most for sustainable business. For our team and for our partners this recognition is also a guarantee for stability and reliability.

On behalf of the management of the company, I would like to thank the whole team of developers, business analyzers, and business development specialists, who were engaged in the Sprintax TDS developments and our success.”

Would you like to join our award-winning team?

We’d love to have you! Check out our current vacancies here: www.taxbackcareers.com

 

 

 

Taxback Group wins the Multisport Sneakers Day competition

We’re delighted to announce that Taxback Group have won the Multisport Sneakers Day 2020 competition!

Taxback Group’s inspiring video, which features the beautiful seaside of Varna, has received the highest score from Multisport’s Facebook followers. The video aims to remind everyone that an active lifestyle can bring not only health, but also increased productivity, smiles, and last but not least – good vibes!

We would like to personally thank Elena Stefanova, Dian Georgiev, and Ivaylo Stankov from the Design Team in Varna for their hard work in creating the video.

 

 

In its second consecutive year, the aim of Multisport’s Sneakers Day is to minimize the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle and therefore, aiming to reduce the rates of obesity, cardiovascular problems, cancer, and many other diseases that are directly related to a lack of physical activity.

 

At Taxback Group, the health and wellbeing of our employees is paramount. GroupLife, our Health & Wellbeing Programme, promotes a healthy mind, body and work-life balance and features a jam-packed calendar of events and initiatives throughout the year. These include:

 

  • Discounted gym memberships for our employees and their families
  • Various one-off and ongoing sporting events such as our weekly 5 aside matches, tennis, darts and foosball tournaments, our renowned Wacky Sports Day and much more.
  • Monthly events that focus on the three main pillars of GroupLife which are: mind, body and work-life balance.
  • Our Global Health & Wellbeing Week which features everything from on-site massages to motivational speakers.

 

Given the current circumstances, we have had to adapt a lot of our program to suit our current remote workforce.

  • A suite of webinars covering a number of different topics such as Mental Wellbeing, Positive Parenting and Meditation for Beginners
  • #CoFit19 – A fitness initiative that encouraged our employees to keep active while remote working
  • Zoom-In Leadership Talks – A series of talks on everything from Effective Communication to How to shoot high-quality videos with your phone that were delivered by our employees for our employees in order to promote personal development
  • Virtual Workplace Wellbeing Day

 

Nikolay Rusev, Taxback.com: “Fearlessly meet the new global conditions, think outside of the box, and trust your teams”

Taxback.com is one of the few employers in Varna that are still recruiting talent, despite the COVID-19 crisis. At the moment, the company is hiring PHP developers for its software development team in Varna, who will ensure the development of online self-prep tax software for non-residents and J-1 visa holders in the US. Here’s what Nikolay Rusev, the General Manager of Taxback.com, shared about the company’s ongoing projects and the recruitment of PHP Developers in Varna.

 

Mr. Rusev, would you tell us more about the ongoing project for which you are recruiting developers at the moment?

Taxback.com is currently working on several software products for the American market. These are actually global products, as they help the self-preparation of federal and state tax returns for non-residents from all over the world.  The most popular product from our Software series is called Sprintax, and it is ranked number one on the market. We are currently looking for PHP Developers who will assist the development of a complementary product of this group, called Sprintax TDS. This is used by both chartered accountants, and organizations dealing with tax returns for non-residents, and it’s of great interest to many popular organizations overseas.

You actively participate in the interviews for the positions. What qualities/traits are you looking for in candidates?

Firstly, I am always looking for team players. The team working on Sprintax TDS consists of more than 10 people, who are actively involved in the development of the product and the business logic behind it. Together, with the other micro teams working on this range of software products, the software development team of Taxback.com consists of over 30 IT specialists. Additionally, we are looking for people that don’t take their job and the company environment for granted, and are willing to learn, develop, and add value to the team and to our projects. At Taxback.com, we always use the best in class technologies. The training opportunities are so endless, that they usually surpass our learning capacity.  Last but not least, we are always delighted to welcome hardworking and motivated junior developers.

The current situation is a test for everyone – not only for the employers and the government, who must ensure the physical and economic survival of the people, but for all those who are uncertain about their future, and might have even lost their jobs. If there’s one single piece of advice you can give to the people, what would it be?

I truly believe that the key to overcoming each crisis is to transform the challenges into opportunities. We, as a team, as a company, and as individuals, are always looking for potential business opportunities in places where people usually only see a problem.

All of our employees have been working remotely since the start of the COVID-19 crisis and we have continued to develop our products. This wouldn’t be possible without the latest technologies and our motivated team members. The COVID-19 situation has allowed us to look at things like teamwork, productivity, and work environment, from a completely different perspective.

Back to your question – if there’s a single piece of advice I could give to our employees and managers, it would be: “Fearlessly meet the new global conditions, think outside of the box, and trust your teams.”

 

 

 

 

Taxback Group Recognised as a Truly ‘Great Place to Work’!

Taxback Group is today celebrating the recognition it received as a Great Place to Work at a gala awards ceremony in Dublin last night. Taxback Group was listed as the No.19 Best Large Workplace in Ireland 2020, making this its fifth consecutive year being recognised within the top 20 workplaces in Ireland.

Headquartered in Kilkenny and employing more than 2000 people in 23 countries worldwide, the group has been listed among the leading places to work in Ireland.

Taxback Group is the parent company of Ireland’s most successful and ground breaking Fintech brands – including, TransferMate Global Payments, Immedis, Taxback International and Taxback.com. In an ultra-competitive Fintech sector, Taxback Group’s companies are all at the very cutting edge of financial innovation developed here in Ireland and exported to the world’s largest multinational clientele.

Taxback Group’s Founder and CEO, Terry Clune, said:

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be recognised as a Great Place to Work for the fifth year in a row! We’ve learned over the past five years that nobody gets it right all of the time and I’m delighted to see such positive change within our organisation. This has been driven by our people and by listening to what they have to say about how we do things at Taxback Group. Implementing changes as a result of this strategy has empowered our employees. Our goal is to build a culture that’s second to none and this accreditation shows us that we’re making huge progress.”

Rachael O’Shea, Head of Employee Experience at Taxback Group, added:

“The very existence of a role such as Head of Employee Experience is proof positive that culture is a huge part of what we do. My role involves ensuring that every employee, regardless of their location or position, is valued and has the opportunity to make their voice heard. This has created a sea change within our organisation. Our culture is now one that fosters collaboration, recognises and rewards innovation, encourages entrepreneurship and most importantly, provides our people with the best employee experience ever.”

The Great Place to Work Institute also recognised Taxback Group as a Best Workplace for Women. The Best Workplaces for Women list was established in 2019 and recognises the top organisations which, while providing a great work environment to all employees, are creating positive and supportive workplaces for women in particular.

Commenting on being recognised as a Best Workplace for Women, Joanna Murphy, CEO of Taxback.com, said:

 “Workplace gender equality is achieved when people are able to enjoy the same rewards and opportunities regardless of their gender.  Our customers are at the core of everything we do in Taxback.com. To have happy customers we must have happy staff. It is very satisfying that we have been recognised as one of the best workplaces for women but in truth, at Taxback.com gender is completely invisible, we are proud of creating an environment where entrepreneurship is applauded, at the end of the day, great people make great places.”

For more information, contact:

Rachael O’Shea

Head of Employee Experience @ Taxback Group

087-3450595

Great Place to Work: 01 678 8438

Transition Year Programme 2019!

This year saw us trial our first ever Transition Work Experience Programme. During the year we received a large amount of applications from Transition Year students interested in work placement and our CEO Terry Clune wanted to introduce a structured programme that would give priority to family and children whose relatives were employees. We partnered with Thriving Teens, a subsidiary of Monroe Development services to create a week- long intensive programme for our Transition Year students. This programme included both instructor led workshops and job placement. It was here that the students were given items to ‘Sell like Hell’. These items included items like donuts and chocolate dipped strawberries. It was our intention to provide the students with a unique insight into the day to day operations of a global multinational organization whilst giving them the opportunity to present their ideas, and their talents to both employees and our CEO Terry Clune.

On their last day, the Transition Year students took part in a “Sell Like Hell” activity where they had to pitch their products to our employees to try and sell them. The event resulted in the students raising over €280 for Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre Kilkenny.

Thank you to everyone who got involved and a massive well done to everyone who took part.

Another successful night for Taxback Group at the annual b2b Media Awards 2019

We were delighted to receive an award for our  TaxbackPro qualification program at the Annual b2b Media Awards. The event took place in the French Institute in Sofia on Wednesday evening. Taxback Group was the only Varna based company to receive an award and the award itself was presented to us by the Deputy Minister of Education in Bulgaria!

The b2b Media Awards Ceremony is one of the biggest events held in Bulgaria and each year, it sees international and local business leaders in attendance. The awards were established to celebrate the achievements of the companies who are focusing on innovation, talent education, corporate social responsibility, and business leadership.

The TaxbackPro qualification program helps our employees to develop new skills and competencies and gain a globally recognized professional tax qualification. Since its inception, a number of employees have become successful TaxbackPro Graduates and have taken the next step in their career with Taxback Group.

Congratulations and well done to our Bulgarian colleagues on receiving the award, and of course to all of the program’s participants over the last number of years.