At this time, Intuit approached Kunai to help identify and address areas of high friction for 1099 customers.
With driving being at the center of many of their customers’ gigs, Intuit wanted to provide an easy way to track their mileage. Backtracking and recording mileage was one of the most time consuming apps. If Intuit could integrate that feature into their tax filing platform, then that would immediately cut down on the time needed to file taxes.
Additionally, Intuit desired to automate much of the filing process for 1099 filers. Filing taxes as an employee under a W2 is a relatively simple process, as the bulk of the paperwork is handled by the employer. This “back-end” red tape is not something that 1099 filers are familiar with. However, pre-populating much of the tax documentation for gig worker compensation structures could bring down the complexity level of 1099 filing to that of W2 filing.
With the results of the collaborative audit in-hand, Intuit tasked Kunai with building the mileage tracker and documentation smart pre-populator on their existing systems. With Kunai’s expertise in scalable cloud computing, machine learning, and cross-platform mobile development– Kunai would develop the new platform quickly without compromising on quality.