Tax Preparation Process
100% virtual, so you never have to leave home
Submit documents and data through a secure online platform
Meet for a brief video or phone call to review your tax returns and answer any questions you have
Approve and pay online
Have a more complicated tax situation we need to discuss? No problem! I am happy to meet before, during, and after your tax return is complete - whatever it takes!
Tax Preparation - Personal
Tax preparation fees for individuals are calculated based on income and return complexity. Prices start at $99. Click below and answer a few questions about your specific tax situation to get a personalized estimate.
Tax Preparation - Entities
Tax preparation fees for entities (partnerships, estates/trusts, exempt organizations, or S-corps) are based on the size of the organization and the time required to complete the return. Click below and answer a few questions to get an estimate.
If you prefer to calculate prices yourself rather than walking through the price estimate tools above, all prices can be seen on this page.
Where are you located? What states can you file taxes in?I am physically located in Columbus, Ohio, so a lot of my clients are from this area. However, I can file for clients in all 50 states and have done so in many of them. All of my tax services are virtual, so it makes no difference if you are in Columbus, Ohio, or Columbus, Georgia.
Can I pay my tax preparation fees out of my tax refund?Yes. If you are due a refund from the IRS, you can choose to pay my fees out of your refund. I partner with a bank for this service, and the bank charges an additional $59.90 fee on top of my tax preparation fees. Both my fees and this bank processing fee would be withheld from your refund before it is distributed to you. Refunds can be distributed to you by direct deposit, check, or prepaid bank card. This applies to personal tax returns (form 1040) only.
Why does income level affect the cost of a personal tax return?There are two reasons I take income level into account. The simple answer is that generally the higher an individual or family's income, the more complex the tax situation will be, which results in more time for me to complete. However, the larger answer is that I believe all individuals and families deserve to have their taxes prepared professionally at an affordable price. This sliding scale price allows me to provide my services to all individuals and families at a price that is accessible.
Couldn't I just do my taxes myself for free? Why would I pay you?Absolutely you can! Check out my page on DIY tax prep for tips. While it is possible for everyone to do their taxes on their own if they choose, many people find that it is worth a small fee for the time savings and the peace of mind that comes with knowing your taxes were done correctly. Every return I complete comes with audit assurance, so you can rest easy knowing that if the IRS ever comes knocking, I have you covered. See below for additional information on audit assurance.
What if I get audited?Every personal tax return I complete comes with audit assurance, which means that if you receive an audit or notice from the IRS or state, you can bring it back to me to handle for you. Notices, letters, and audits received for three years from the April filing deadline are covered. There is no additional cost for this service. This applies to personal tax returns (form 1040) only.
Are there any other services included in tax preparation?Yes! All individuals on a tax return (including spouse and dependents, if applicable) are eligible for identity theft restoration services for one year after the tax return is filed. Identity theft restoration services include 24/7 access to identity theft restoration advocates, notifications to banks and agencies if other forms of ID were stolen, fraud alerts on credit records, and daily credit monitoring from all three bureaus for 6 months after ID theft has been reported. There is no additional cost for this service. This applies to personal tax returns (form 1040) only.
What other tax guidelines do you follow?I strive to follow best practices as set forth by the AICPA (American Institute of CPAs) and the IRS. In addition, New York state has a list of consumer bill of rights that I meet for all of my clients, regardless of what state they are in.