Who are we?

turnKey Taxes is a web app that allows local governments to raise tax revenue without raising taxes.  We begin by importing your taxpayer records – all of your properties, businesses and individuals. Then we analyze your current and historical records to identify missing taxpayers and payments. We will work with you and your existing tax collectors to bring everyone current. And we will also assist with any delinquent collections if asked.

We have identified missing revenue for 100% of our clients. Across Pennsylvania, we are working with administrations to promote technology, best practices, accountability and transparency.  We promote technology – automation through electronic billing, electronic checks, credit card payments and placing all this information right at your fingertips. Our solution is cloud-based and multi-user, so that your key personnel can all be working from 1 platform. That’s the key.

We are making a difference. And we are taking the lead in helping you get there. Most importantly, we will act as your partner and work with you to maximize the revenues that you are entitled to.

Increase Tax Revenue

Raising taxes should be the last resort. Click here to find the number one way to identify missing revenue.

Know your counts !

How many properties are in your community? How about businesses? Or Individual Taxpayers? We put these counts on Page 1 of your login page. If any of these numbers, goes down by 1, then ask why? Our customers know all of these numbers. In these times, it’s not enough to count the dollars. Knowing how many taxpayers you have is the quickest way to identifying missing revenue.

Why does turnKey work so well?

After listening to hundreds of Municipal and School District Administrators, Tax Collectors, Software Developers and other experts in the industry, we came to one very important realization.

We fixed the problem !

It’s a DATA issue. We found that the existing system is too fractured. Taxpayers exist in many databases – the post office, utility companies, tax collectors, waste management – just about everywhere, and none of them are accurate. So we made turnKey the ‘System of Record’. And it’s working.

Why? Because your entire administrative staff are using the same records. Internal collections, building inspectors, code enforcement, financial managers, borough managers and even municipal auditors. Isn’t it time to control your own data?

Getting started

It has never been easier than this.

turnKey Taxes Software - what is needed?

    An internet connection
    About 15 minutes to master
    We work with your existing tax collectors
    We load all of the taxpayer information
    We back up all of your data
    There are no software licenses
    It’s that easy

Bottom line: turnKey works!

Welcome to cloud based technology. We begin by importing all of your taxpayers and integrate with your existing tax collectors. All that’s required is an Internet connection and 15-20 minutes to master the application. turnKey is multi-user, so locating missing revenue becomes a collaborative effort. Over time, turnKey will build a complete encyclopedia of your taxpayer and payment records. It’s what you asked for and, more importantly what you deserve.

Our clients have had significant gains year over year.

But don’t believe us. Let them tell the story.

What Client’s Say

turnKey Taxes took our entire set of business taxpayer records and converted them so that all eyes were on the information. This allowed the identification of many taxpayers and payments that would have gone uncollected and allowed us to focus on the outstanding tax revenue that was due the City. Having all of our business data in one simple web app led to increased revenues and Mark Schuster’s contribution and ability to work with our staff will always be appreciated. He is part of our team.
Matt Gergely, City Administrator, McKeesport, PA
Mark Schuster has been responsive and has a keen sense toward detail when working with local governments, and, has the technical knowledge to incorporate several data bases to identify unrealized revenues. As a Council of Governments director I have observed TurnkeyTaxes effectively following up on assignments with several of our municipalities.
Robert Callen, Executive Director, Beaver County Regional COG
Mark has always been accessible and has reached out numerous times on tax issues that may affect our Township – earned income, business privilege or property taxes. He is a professional that is working to build a better system through cooperation, communication and transparency.
Doug Sample, Township Manager, Ross Township
“Our property taxes have not been raised in 29 years and are still at 2 mils. Having turnKey at our disposal is a tremendous tool to add to our arsenal. It allows us to quickly identify monies that have not been paid. A program like that is long overdue.”
Ed Mitchell, Upland Borough Council & Board Member, PA Boroughs Association
“The turnKey software is what we’ve been searching for, but never could afford. Mark Schuster has made it so affordable that this truly pays for itself. When he said it took 15 minutes or so to master, I thought he was kidding. It’s our number 1 tool.”
Tim LaHue, Rochester Township Commissioner & Assistant Director, Beaver County COG
“Mark Schuster had us up and running within 24 hours of our contract. I love having 24/7 access to all of our taxpayer data and payment history. He is a great sounding board for how we can improve operations, finances and just about anything else. He is committed and passionate about building better government.”
Renee Daly, Director of Community & Economic Development, City of Johnstown