“Just watching the amazing entrepreneurship, business, and startup community in Salt Lake, it’s a very natural place for us to extend our offerings and open up an office.”
As you may have heard, Utah has turned into quite the breeding ground for successful tech companies — Pluralsight, Qualtrics, Domo, Vivint, and InsideSales are all businesses that were started and are now thriving inside state borders.
Utah has also turned into quite the destination for companies that were started elsewhere, but realize the potential of setting up shop in Utah — Ebay, Adobe, Oracle, Jet, and Thumbtack have all created Utah-based offices to partake of what our tech and startup scene has to offer.
VPTax is a successful tech company that was started outside Utah — California, to be exact. They will also be a successful tech company that now has a vested interest in the Utah area after announcing the opening of a new office in Salt Lake City.
“VPTax is a Silicon Valley tax boutique and we’ve been in business for almost 25 years,” said Stephen Day. “We really cater to the high-growth startup companies in Silicon Valley. Just watching the amazing entrepreneurship, business, and startup community in Salt Lake, it’s a very natural place for us to extend our offerings and open up an office.”
Day has been chosen to lead VPTax’s foray into Utah. After opening offices in a few select locations — Las Vegas, Austin — and experiencing success, they began searching for another area that offered great access to high growth tech companies. Remember the first paragraph? Yeah, Utah seems to be a pretty good choice.
“Our vision going forward is to be that resource for small/medium businesses, high growth businesses, that can help them navigate through the complexities of the corporate tax world without having to bring on a full-time tax director or without the big firm budgets,” Day said.
VPTax has served such clients as Google, Slack, and Evernote. They are currently stationed in the Church & State building in downtown Salt Lake and they are excited to start getting involved in Utah.
“We are a tech company, we have proprietary software related to corporate tax and a process that’s been refined over years and years,” Day said. “Especially with companies who are in their hyper-growth phases, kind of finding their legs business-wise, we just know how to help them.”