Child Tax Credit Update:

The IRS has begun sending out letters to eligible taxpayers with the amount of advanced payment they are eligible for.

The payment will be up to $300 per month for each qualifying child under age 6 and up to $250 per month for each qualifying child ages 6 to 17. The IRS will issue payments on July 15, Aug. 13, Sept.15, Oct. 15, Nov. 15 and Dec. 15.

I am recommending clients who are eligible for the advanced payment to please contact my office with any questions or to just opt out of receiving them. For many that child tax credit is the reason you do not owe taxes, so if you choose to receive it early it could potentially cause you to owe next year or will significantly reduce any refund you normally receive. If you are a family with split custody and you claim the child this year but other spouse claims child the next year, you will have to payback the money you receive from the advanced payments.

For those who do not want to receive advance CTC payments, it’s anticipated instructions on how to unenroll from these payments will be available by the end of June.



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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.