Look closely enough and you'll see we're in it for more than just tax compliance & clean books

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Startups need tax and bookkeeping- Cleer does this best!

Our real mission is to help entrepreneurs entering the U.S. market, startups and early-stage companies build a rock-solid financial foundation for their business, all while avoiding any nasty tax surprises that could hinder their growth. 

Our experience in tax and bookkeeping for foreign-owned businesses provides us a unique advantage. Unlike run-of-the-mill accounting firms, our expertise ensures our clients stay tax compliant, with fewer hassles, and we can provide affordable, streamlined services that can scale for every stage of growth.

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But first, let us tell you a little how we got here…

It all started in 2016 with getting on stage at DCBKK, a conference for digital nomad entrepreneurs. Founder David McKeegan answered an audience member question, but little did he know that would lead him to start a company focused on helping startups and early-stage entrepreneurs with their tax preparation & filings.

Cleer Tax (at the time Greenback Business Services, or GBS) was born out of pure customer demand. It soared to success after becoming a preferred (and long-standing) tax partner to numerous high-profile companies and leading incorporation firms.

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INC 5000—here we come!

After 7 years of dedicated work and unwavering commitment, the team has grown by leaps and bounds.  In 2022, Cleer Tax was awarded a coveted spot on the INC 5000 list, recognizing our excellence and growth. 

We now have over 50 team members across the world, including specialists in both tax and bookkeeping for foreign founders and startups, and we can proudly boast that we have helped over 5,000 companies.

Whether you’re an incorporation company looking for a tax partner or a business owner looking for tax and bookkeeping help, Cleer Tax is the smart choice for growing businesses.

No one starts their business thinking about their books and taxes. They start with their dream. The books and taxes are their nightmare.
David McKeegan

We’re obsessed with (your) growth.

Our mission is not only to eliminate the headache of tax prep and bookkeeping but to set you up so that when a big opportunity arises —Hello, funding! New business acquisition! Key hire!— you know exactly what your financials look like and are equipped to make the best decisions. 

To make it happen, we abide by these core values.


Thousands of teams rely on us to deliver on-time financial data, protect them from risk, and provide vital insights for their businesses.


We help you keep pace in an ever-changing business environment thanks to our highly adaptable tech stack and expert tax team.


Your business is unique. We take the time to understand your needs and build customized tax solutions that meet your growth goals.

So what does that mean for you?

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Focus on Long-term Outcomes

To be successful, you need to think ahead. We’re committed to helping you identify the best tax and financial strategies that will fuel growth for years to come.

Forward-thinking Accounting Solutions

Our easy-to-use portal provides the foundation for accurate, efficient taxes and financials—while keeping you ready for the next big thing.

Immediate Value

While tax and bookkeeping may not be traditional centers for growth, our transparent, flat-fee pricing makes it easy to get back more than you put in.

Proven Experience You Can Trust

When it comes to your financials, we know that nothing is more important than having a dedicated expert by your side, and our accountants are there for you each step of the way. We can help startups and early-stage founders from any background, and have <i>extensive</i> experience supporting the complexities of foreign-owned businesses.

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David McKeegan


David McKeegan is the founder and CEO of Cleer Tax. He began the company in 2016 when he saw a need in the market for foreign founders of US startups. David is a seasoned entrepreneur passionate about supporting fellow entrepreneurs in their startup adventures. 

His last business, which he co-founded with his wife and exited in 2023, was a world renowned US expat tax business. He is an IRS Enrolled Agent and holds his MBA from the IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. 

A U.S. citizen, David has lived abroad for the past 20 years and is passionate about travel and entrepreneurship. 

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