CHARLOTTE, N.C., and SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Credit Karma today announced it expanded its U.S. operations with a new office in Charlotte, North Carolina. The personal finance company plans to establish a long-term presence on the East Coast.
"We were drawn to Charlotte as its vibrant atmosphere and economic growth attracts talented people from all over the region. Credit Karma also has a strong following in the Southeast, so it made a lot of sense for us to be here," said Credit Karma Chief Technology Officer Ryan Graciano.
Credit Karma plans to hire as many as 100 employees, mostly in software engineering and other technical roles, in the coming years. The Charlotte office will focus on Credit Karma Tax™, the company's always-free online tax preparation service. The office will also employ a dedicated member support team to service the millions of Americans expected to file their federal and state tax returns through Credit Karma Tax in the 2017 tax season.
In 2016 Credit Karma entered the more than $2 billion online tax preparation industry with its acquisition of Cary, North Carolina-based AFJC Corporation, a provider of online tax preparation, filing solutions and related services for individuals, certified tax preparers, financial institutions and affinity marketers. AFJC Corporation operated the online self-directed tax preparation and filing service, OnePriceTaxes, and Tax Preparer Solutions, a provider of co-branded and private-label online tax preparation and filing services.
"OnePriceTaxes has helped Americans file their taxes more quickly and affordably for over ten years," said AFJC Corporation Founder and CEO Robbie Edwards. "With Credit Karma's impressive scale and commitment to financial progress for all, we'll be able to help even more Americans with their taxes."
Credit Karma is a financial assistant for consumers, providing personalized tools and recommendations to its members for free. Credit Karma is best known for providing free credit scores and credit reports to consumers in the U.S. and Canada.
The company currently employs over 500 people across its offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, Los Angeles and its San Francisco headquarters, where it was founded in 2007. Together they help more than 60 million Credit Karma members make the most of their money.
About Credit Karma
Founded in 2007, Credit Karma is a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress. Whether they're interested in getting a better deal on a loan, looking for ways to save, or simply monitoring their credit, we offer a range of tools and personalized recommendations designed to help them make the most of their money. Our business model is unique in that no matter what new products or services we introduce, we're committed to providing a service that's always free. With more than 60 million members, we help people gain insight into their finances and credit information – and ultimately, improve their financial standing.
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