ZikZuk acquires Tax e-filing platform, TaxSpanner.com

SME Neobank, ZikZuk Technologies, announced the acquisition of SPANACROSS IT Solutions, well known as TaxSpanner.com.For ZikZuk which is a neobank, this strategic acquisition will help enhance its overall product offerings and help over 10,000 small businesses become more digitally compliant in phase one. ZikZuk’s current products like ‘Business Finance Manager’ integrates with MSMEs accounting software, and the banking ecosystem and use its proprietary analytics engine to empower MSMEs with insights on sales, cash flow, payables, receivables, etc. It also enables lenders to make data-driven decisions to provide their contextual credit to MSMEs. The integration of TaxSpanner.com will further enable ZikZuk’s SME customers to seamlessly manage tax filing besides managing banking, payments and automated accounting systems.

Rahul Rasa, Co-Founder & CEO, ZikZuk said, “SMEs have been the backbone of socio-economic development in India and this strategic acquisition of TaxSpanner will further help us provide innovative solutions to small businesses across India. The products of TaxSpanner are highly complementary to our current products of ‘Connected Banking’ and ‘Business Finance Manager’ and we further plan to leverage on the expertise of the company and its strong customer base of over one million users. ZikZuk will continue to innovate and build products for the SME segment thereby addressing the problems of Cash flow, Compliance, Credit and Automation. We also slowly plan to expand into the mid-market segment. This important acquisition will further help us accelerate our vision to create a sustainable & scalable financial ecosystem around MSMEs, help them grow their business and also enable founders make data-driven business decisions.”

With this acquisition, Rahul Rasa will join the Board of TaxSpanner.com and spearhead the company. The current Co-founders of TaxSpanner will continue as it is and so would the employees continue to be part of TaxSpanner. At present, TaxSpanner would operate as a separate Subsidiary and over a period of time maybe be merged with ZikZuk.

Speaking on the development, Sudhir Kaushik – Co-Founder & CEO, TaxSpanner.Com said, “We are delighted and look forward to joining hands with ZikZuk. The development will help us in fulfilling our mission of providing definitive solutions to SMEs and streamline the service delivery process in personal taxation and finance space with minimum human interface.”