TBS has announced it will close about 100 offices in five states in what it says is a “business model” that requires staff to spend time and money to prepare for the automation tax filing process.
The company said it will begin offering an online tool for employees that enables them to prepare and submit their return electronically.
The tool is already available in more than 100 locations across the country, but will only be available in the states TBS will close, the company said in a statement.
The company said its staff will have the option to re-apply for the job at their local office.
The announcement comes as lawmakers are working to enact a tax law that could increase the amount of federal revenue the US collects from businesses using automation.
The legislation could also lower the amount that Americans can deduct from their federal income taxes for all types of automation.
The tax bill, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is expected to pass the Senate and is expected later this year.
The Senate passed a similar measure earlier this year but was blocked in the House by Republicans.
The House passed the tax bill by a vote of 248-166, but the Senate failed to reach the 60 votes needed to approve it.