The Personal Finance Show

The Personal Finance Show is a place for people to tell their personal finance stories. Everyone has a personal finance story.

19 - Allison Suter

February 14th, 2018


Allison Suter is a total tax nerd.

When someone mentions income taxes, do you get excited or are you filled with dread?

Do you wait until the last possible moment to file your taxes?

When you finally start the process, are you so on edge that if the slightest thing goes wrong you want to throw your laptop across the room?

And when it’s over, are you 100% sure that you messed it up somehow?

If this sounds like you, you should probably check out SimpleTax.

Allison Suter is a former tax lawyer.

One day she was doing her taxes online and started wondering: Why is preparing my tax return so complicated? Why is tax software so slow and expensive?

If a tax nerd like Allison thinks it’s complicated, what hope is there for the rest of us?

Luckily for us, Allison and her co-founders decided to build what they like to call “the best tax software in Canada”.

Allison joined me from Vancouver to talk about how she went from tax lawyer, to world traveller, to wedding photographer and finally to SimpleTax. 


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