Individual Tax Returns

Poughkeepsie's Specialty Tax Preparation

The Tax Alternative Group is Poughkeepsie's specialty tax service providing solutions and strategies for all levels of tax problems. We protect your rights, mitigate risks while keeping taxpayers in compliance with IRS and State tax requirements.

Conveniently located on Route 44 in the Town of Poughkeepsie (Arlington), we serve the residents of the Greater Dutchess and Ulster Counties to include Poughkeepsie, Lagrangeville, Pleasant Valley, Salt Point, Millbrook, Poughquag (Beekman), Pawling, Wappinger Falls, Hyde Park, Staatsburg, Hopewell Junction, Highland (Town of Lloyd), Milton, Marlborough, Esopus, Ulster Park etc.

Our Specialty Tax Service provides year-round Tax Preparation, Taxpayer Representation, and Tax Planning Services. We are the "Alternative" to the high-priced low-value season firms like H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt, or Liberty Tax. We offer more experience and expertise in complex tax matters and generally charge less than these well-known firms.

Preparing and filing your tax return doesn't have to be overly expensive or time-consuming. Most returns can be prepared on the same day. We will interview to make sure we understand your tax situation, prepare your return, and take the time to review and explain the return to you before you sign. Most federal refunds are direct deposited within ten days. State tax refunds often take longer at 3-6 weeks.

Our fees are comparable to those tax chains and lower than most CPA firms. We offer courtesy discounts for children of our clients, students, senior citizens, and union members.

Our Basic Fee Structure

We bill by the forms used in the return and adjust the fee up or down depending on the time to prepare. Form price is based on complexity and risk of the filing. These rates are estimates for these type of returns. We cannot provide an exact estimate without seeing the prior years return and understanding the current year filing. Fees listed are for Federal and one state return.

Individual Returns

$25+              Companion Returns for minor Children of Clients

$100+            Basic Individual Returns (Form 1040EZ

$175+            Individual Returns (Form 1040) with Schedules A&B 

$300+            Individual Returns(Form 1040) with Sch EIC

$275+            Individual Returns (Form 1040) with Schedule D  or E 

$300+            Individual Returns (Form 1040) with Schedule C