Income Tax Preparation

Paul Laird 

SELF-PREPARE YOUR TAX RETURN

  Please review pricing details below.
Start self-preparing your tax return today

While I recommend that you use a professional to prepare your tax return, I realize that some will still wish to file online themselves in order to save some money.

Drake Software, the same company that I use in my practice, and is one of the largest tax software companies serving more than 55,000 tax professionals nationwide. They have been making professional-grade income tax software since 1977. Since this is a service of another company,  I won't have access to the return.

Tax preparation may seem expensive unitl you receive a CP2000 notice for failing to report any income, payments, or credits (or if you overstate certain deductions) on an income tax return. It informs you of the proposed adjustments to income, payments, credits or deductions

Just because the IRS sent you a demand doesen't mean you owe the money. But, how would you know?

I am here for the peace of mind!


Start preparing your tax return online today! Sign up by clicking the image to the right. (opens in a new browser window) >>

     Click this link to use a Tax Return Estimator

Powered by Drake Enterprises LTD  (US) - this is the same platform that I use to prepare tax returns in my office.


  Basic

You’ll file your return for free if you have a simple tax situation. Millions of taxpayers qualify for a free return.
Generally, this includes:


  • Single or married
  • No children or dependents
  • Taxable income less than $100,000
  • Claiming the standard deduction
  • W2 wages, salaries, unemployment income, or taxable interest under
  • $1,500
  • Taxable scholarships, fellowship grants, tips, or Alaska Permanent
  • Fund dividends
  • Earned Income Credit

  Deluxe

You’ll pay this if your life is a bit more complicated. You know – kids, investments, child care, college, home ownership. Generally, this includes:

  • Children and other dependents
  • Investment or retirement income
  • Family size, child care and education tax breaks
  • Itemized deductions, such as real estate and property taxes, state income taxes, charitable donations, mortgage interest, and medical expenses
  • Tax credit for retirement savings
  • Deductions for educator expenses, moving expenses, alimony paid and IRAs

   Premier

You’ll pay this if you’re self-employed, such as a freelancer or contractor, or have other less common forms of income. Generally, this includes:

  • Self-employment income and related business deductions
  • Taxable income over $100,000
  • Rental or Farming income
  • Partner or Shareholder income issued on Schedule K-1
  • Beneficiary income issued from an estate or trust on Schedule K-1
  • Unreported tips
  • All other less common income sources, credits and deductions


 January and Februay

Basic Free
Deluxe $24.95 ($19.95 per State)
Premier $44.95 ($24.95 per State)



March thru April 15

Basic Free ($14.95 per State)
Deluxe $29.95 ($19.95 per State)
Premier $49.95 ($24.95 per State)




April 16 thru October 15

Basic Free ($19.95 per State)
Deluxe $34.95 ($24.95 per State)
Premier $54.95 ($29.95 per State)

Taxpayers will automatically receive the lowest price option available for their tax situation.
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