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Colbert / Ball Tax Service


Preparing federal income taxes can be a complicated and confusing process. At Colbert/Ball Tax Service, customers are made to feel comfortable and in good hands, knowing that Colbert/Ball trained professionals will obtain the maximum federal tax refund allowed by the IRS, guaranteed. At Colbert/Ball, customers are always assisted immediately by trained, friendly and knowledgeable tax preparers who understand their income tax situation. Colbert/Ball is passionate about serving their clients and can answer all of their income tax questions with friendly, professional service.

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Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$33,235 - $50,735
Franchise fee
Units in operation


It’s an exciting time to become an innovative entrepreneur business owner of a Colbert/Ball Tax Service franchise. Colbert/Ball was recently ranked the 25th fastest growing franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine and is one of the fastest growing services in the country. Colbert/Ball provides franchisees with powerful tools for success, such as electronic tax preparation software, and assistance with marketing concepts, training programs and seasoned individuals with more than four decades of experience in the tax industry.

Colbert/Ball Tax Service Franchise Opportunities – History

Colbert/Ball Tax Service was founded in 1995 by Al Colbert and Ja Ja Ball when they were seniors in college. Colbert/Ball opened the doors to its first location in Houston, Texas and processed more than 270 returns the first year. The second year they increased their business to more than 570 returns, and opened two more locations, increasing their customer base to more than 1,800. By 2002, the company was processing more than 25,000 tax returns and began franchising. Today, Colbert/Ball has 80 affiliates in 22 states.

Colbert/Ball Tax Service Franchise Cost / Initial Investment /

Colbert/Ball Tax Service Franchise Income

The franchise fee for Colbert/Ball Tax Service is $15,000. The total investment to open and operate a Colbert/Ball Tax Service franchise ranges from $33,235 to $50,735. A 15% royalty fee on gross sales is paid to the company.

Colbert/Ball Tax Service Business Opportunities: Other Information

Colbert/Ball Tax Service is growing rapidly, and is guided by the company’s three mottoes: ‘We offer our customers Superior Service,’ ‘We offer our customers Superior Product,’ and ‘We encourage Constant Innovation.’


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