Last week we had to close due to Gov Wolfs mandate, but we are now back open and working as hard as we can to catch up.  We will be working on taxes daily and you can drop off your taxes Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  We are trying to get those who had appointments done in a timely manner, but they may not be completed by your appointment date/time as previously stated. You will receive a call as soon as they are completed and ready to pickup.  The tax due date is now July 15th, so we will not need to file any extensions at this time.  

Payments that were due April 15th can be extended to the July 15th deadline.  This includes 2019 balance due and 1st Quarter estimate payments.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, If you have any questions, please contact the office at 717-246-3398


DMV Services available during regular business hours and by appointment.  Please call ahead for DMV Services, if possible.     After regular business hours please call  (717) 309-2895,  leave a message and we will get back to you.   We can usually meet within the hour. During tax season we can not guarantee DMV work without an appointment.

Welcome to our website!

J–tax–S was founded by Jeri Beth Dettinger in 2005. One of the main reasons she wanted to start the business was to offer professional services for affordable prices. Jeri is an Enrolled Agent and reviews the returns before they are sent. The status of an Enrolled Agent is the highest credential the IRS awards. Individuals who obtain this elite status must adhere to ethical standards and are the only federally-licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation and also have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. Our clients rest easy knowing their returns are in qualified hands. Our biggest business comes from our individual tax preparation services. Our average prices range between $100 to 200, that includes federal, state, and local with free E-Filing!

We thrive on taking the stress out of taxes by providing a “homey” relaxed environment. You will usually find us in jeans and a t-shirt without shoes and having lots of laughs. We are kid friendly and offer coloring and various toys to help entertain the children while we serve their parent’s tax needs. There is also a TV with Netflix for older children.

Even with our firm’s lack of advertising, we grew large enough to require a larger location. We started out in the Village Square Shopping Center in Jacobus. We renovated and moved into our new location in Dallastown in July 2014. We credit this growth to our loyal client base and their continuous referrals. We have worked hard to get where we are today. We are truly blessed, we thank all of our valuable clients for getting us here.

You are welcome to call or  just stop in and talk with one of our staff members before making any commitments. We also offer a “Drop Off Service” which allows clients to drop off all the years tax information for us to complete and once prepared we will call so that the return can be picked up.

Please, feel free to browse our website to see the services we offer as well as the many helpful resources we provide. This website exists to provide clients and potential clients with information concerning J – tax – S, Inc and our unique, low-pressure approach to personal and professional services. We have an excellent client-retention rate, and we are extremely proud of the high-quality services that our firm provides. When you are ready to learn more about what we can do for you, we encourage you to contact us.