Save on your taxes, Instead.

Easy-to-explore tax positions, savings in seconds, guided implementation, and more — get tax ready for your accountant and tax pro to file with confidence.

Find tax savings in minutes

Enter your information and find applicable tax positions and savings that work for you and your business.

Implement tax positions with ease

Whether it’s meeting minutes for the Augusta rule or passing the 4-part test for the R&D tax credit, Instead helps you substantiate tax positions.

File your tax return in minutes

Instead provides all the calculations and information your tax preparer needs to file with all major business tax software in the United States.

Tax positions for businesses and individuals

R&D tax credits

Fuel your venture's growth and innovation with the R&D tax credits. Not just for tech firms or big corporations.

Augusta rule

Rent out your home tax-free for up to 14 days per year. Save even more if you rent to your business.


Put your fixed assets to work for you by utilizing depreciation to find and compare tax savings in minutes.

Home office

Turn your workspace into a tax-saving opportunity. Saving as much as you can? Probably not.

Instead is evolving. 
New tax positions are in the kitchen. Stay tuned.

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Instead is not just another tax software, it’s your strategic partner to ensure you are maximizing tax savings in every jurisdiction.

We’re here to tell you there’s more to taxes than just filing them each year. We guide you to savings you never knew existed, and streamline the process of realizing those savings.

Manufacturing & heavy industry

Manufacturing (general)

Food, beverages & personal care

Food processing

Health & biotechnology

Biotech & life science
Medical devices
Medical practices

Design & infrastructure

Package design

Resources & energy

Software & technology

Textiles & craftsmanship

Jewelry design
Furniture makers

Technology & communications

Oil & gas refineries
Waste management

Services & real estate

Real Estate

As much or as little help as you want

Do it yourself

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Integrated knowledge base every step of the way
Automated tasks and reminders to meet deadlines
Access to customer support to help you realize savings
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Work with an accountant

Add your company’s accountant
Invite your tax professional to join Instead Pro
Collaborate via messaging and tasks to meet deadlines
Document your credit and get the confidence you need to file
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Get your team working together, Instead

Create an account

It’s free. You’ll be able to find savings in 4 minutes and see how much you can save.

Add your accountant

Invite your accountant to Instead Pro; they can even self onboard to save you time.

Get your first savings

Once we get your basic tax info, we’ll give you every step to maximize and realize savings.

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We were able to complete R&D credits for over six figures with so much more confidence than spreadsheets.  Instead’s guided process walked me through every step and kept me on track to realize the credit.

Brianna Sharp

Sr. Director of Accounting & Finance, Corvee