Microsoft will be rolling out free tax programs for some of its employees, including senior managers, next year, according to a new report.
The Redmond, Washington-based software giant has long offered employees discounts on taxes and other fees, including an annual stipend and an annual fee for the software company’s tax software.
The company said in September it was extending those discounts to employees.
The software giant is working with a number of smaller firms to help with the rollout, which will come with the first of a series of tax benefits over the next year.
“As we have made clear over the past several years, we recognize that many employees are struggling to balance work and family, and we want to provide them with a way to do so with confidence and dignity,” Microsoft said in a statement.
It is not clear what other discounts employees may be eligible for, but Microsoft said the benefits would include free tax-related software licenses for up to six months.
“We want to extend our heartfelt thank you to our employees for their tireless efforts over the years, and thank them for their contributions to our company,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in the statement.
Microsoft previously said it would offer an additional free tax break for employees who have a certain income level.
The tax break is part of Microsoft’s effort to offer a broader range of tax savings to employees, but the company is not offering it to employees on an annual basis.
The move is the latest move by Microsoft to offer employees a tax break, following the launch of a new loyalty program called the Xbox Store, which allows Xbox One owners to purchase games for free through the store.
The Xbox Store will be available through June 30 for $299 a year, and it is the first such offering in the United States.
Microsoft is not the first company to offer discounts to its employees.
Apple and Google have offered similar tax programs, as have Apple’s rival Facebook.