Our Story

About UltimateTax Service, Inc.


UltimateTax Service, Inc. is a leader in providing tax professionals with quality tax software and year-round assistance. Since 2006 we have secured relationships and contracts with vendors that we respect. All of our Account Managers and Support Personnel are located in Muscatine, Iowa. Many of our co-workers work year round and we have some seasonal employees to help as well. We provide our staff with the latest training and technology so they can quickly help you in a professional manner.

UltimateTax Service Inc. sells tax software to fit your needs. We have choices! We understand that not every office needs the same software and we don’t try to sell you something you don’t need or want. Many of our customers use the same software, but we also have a few other great choices. Our Account Managers will assist you in making the best selection.

The relationships we build together, is our commitment to you. Building your business, IS our business! Please be sure to continue visiting our website for other great information and please call or email us with any questions you may have. Thank you for visiting our company.

Mike Steele – President & Founder

Back in 1991, when I was 18, my father started an Electronic Filing Center, as an entrepreneur he failed at many things he tried, but the filing center worked. I began helping him try to sell tax software to preparers who had never even owned a computer. A tough sell, tax software but no computer. Back then a computer was a very large investment. Luckily we contacted the right people and my father’s company flourished.

I continued my journey and went to the University of Northern Iowa and finished my accounting degree. Sometimes working for family is not the easiest, I took a different path for a few years.

After I gained some new experiences, I was offered a position in one of my father’s new startups. My father started a check cashing and payday loan office. In the 90s, no one wanted to cash all the tax checks, so he took it upon himself to do it. We grew the business into 4 states with over 50 locations from 1999 to 2005. Then, as many small business encounter, there were some growing pains. We sold some stores and downsized to fit our business model again.

In 2005, my father was diagnosed with cancer and sold his Electronic Filing Center, known in the industry as Richmond Communications. In early 2006, he passed away.

Mike Steele CEO of Ultimate Tax

In 2006 I saw an opportunity to offer the same services as his Filing Center, and that is when UltimateTax Service was started. My wife Nicole and I started the business from nothing except our experiences. Our main customers were check cashing locations, since I had the experience with the industry. It went very well for a couple of years, but at the same time we were growing in the individual tax market. We were selling software and support to tax offices across the country. We chose our partners carefully, making sure they could provide a product that we could stand behind.

Early on I realized the tax software industry was all about relationships. The relationships we build with our vendors, employees and customers are what is important. Our employees are great people and care about what they do when they are here.

UltimateTax Service is not a “side project”, it is my passion. We started with no customers and today we are developing many great relationships all over the country. We work with small office and large multi-location offices.

In 2010, we moved our offices to our current location. Our location provided us with many benefits such as a great work environment, training rooms, and great technology. Our current location also gives us room to expand. We also have a separate location where we have a successful tax office.

I have great support with my family. Together with Nicole we have two younger girls and an older son. Who knows if they will work in the business someday, that is something they have to decide.

The future of UltimateTax Service is to continue to provide professional tax software with support that is second to none. What is good tax software if you do not have great support? We are also making moves to offer more products to the cloud, since that is the way many programs are going.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, I think our company is a great fit for many offices. If you haven’t already, take 5 minutes to take a look at our product.