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The #1 Tax Resolution Software

Based in sunny San Clemente, California, ANTS has been helping organizations and tax professionals for over 10 years revolutionize tax notice management and compliance, from small payroll companies to large Fortune 100 organizations.

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Helping clients for over 10 years to efficiently manage tax notices.



ANTS has managed over 1,000,000 notices on behalf of our clients.



Over 3000 users rely on ANTS to manage tax notices.



15,000 – 20,000 notices are managed through ANTS each month.

Our Story

ANTS has been helping clients manage tax notices since 2008.

ANTS was founded in 2008 by Rick Pinkerman. Rick was practically raised in the payroll industry and worked in his family’s payroll business, Computer Payroll Company (CPC), before going off to college. After college, Rick worked for Paychex in their major markets division before going back to work at CPC and then eventually for a national public accounting firm.


It was at CPC that Rick first developed his original tax notice tracking system. In the early 2000s, CPC was growing fast, adding more complex clients, and processing payroll and taxes in all 50 states. On top of this, they were converting to a new payroll platform. A high volume of tax notices was a natural by-product of their growth and the tax notice tracking system that Rick built helped to address this challenge. That system tracked the basic information on each tax notice and ensured that the company did not misplace any of the sensitive information or miss any important due dates or client follow-up dates.


Fast forward to 2007 and the management of CPC decided to sell their business to a large public accounting firm. Rick joined the new company but eventually realized that he needed to seek a new challenge. He knew there was a need for an advanced…

..tax notice compliance system for Payroll Companies and Large Employers to track, manage and resolve tax notices, and he saw that there was nothing like that available in the marketplace. Rick resigned from the firm and started ANTS in July 2008 to pursue this opportunity. The name ANTS (Agency Notice Tracking System) reflects the role the system plays for tax professionals – managing all notices from any tax jurisdiction (Federal, State, Local and or City) and for any type of tax for any type of notice. From Payroll, Corporate, or Individual tax notices to Sales and Use, Agency Compliance and ACA notice types, ANTS manages them all.


Today, we have over 3,000 individual users who rely on the ANTS system to manage Tax Notices, Amended Returns and other tax related tasks. We are proud to say that our clients represent a range of companies from the largest to the smallest payroll service providers, large Fortune 100 employers, and CPA firms. Since the very beginning, we have used our client’s input along with that of our tax experts and design team, to continuously improve and expand the system to make ANTS what it is today. If you receive more than just a few tax notices each month, then you should be using ANTS.

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Only as good as the support…


We know our product is only as good as the support we provide to our clients. We have three ways to contact us (phone, e-mail, or submit a help tickets). Once you sign up we will contact you to setup a time to do a live training with you and your staff. We do as much training as you need (no charge).

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Connected to our market…


We stay connected to the market by working closely with our clients to solicit feedback and by using their input to improve the ANTS software. We also make use of our network of tax experts who provide updates and advice regarding industry changes. We regularly attend payroll and tax conferences around the U.S. to visit with clients and keep abreast of industry trends.

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