Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of tax preparation is based upon the complexity of your tax return.
Do the math…
Completed by: You or family member: Completed by: Armster Financial Services
$3000 refund $4000 refund
$0.00 fee $500 fee
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$3000 refund $3500 refund
Note: In some cases, differences in refund amounts are much higher
Most big firms hire, train employees, and pay them an hourly wage to prepare a return. Paid the same hourly wage whether you get $500 or $5000, there is no real incentive to spend that extra time and effort to ensure you get the maximum tax return allowed. Armster Financial Services is a small but growing firm that is willing and able to go that extra mile which proves beneficial to you, the client.
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is applicable to low-income workers who may or may not have a qualifying child, or children, living with them. If you can take the EITC, then it is subtracted from the tax owed. The credit can be refunded even if you don't owe any tax. If you have a qualifying child and your earned income and adjusted gross income (AGI) are each less than $33,241 ($35,241 if filing Married Filing Jointly), then you could be eligible for a maximum credit of $2,853. The maximum credit is $4,716 if you have more than one qualifying child and your earned income and your AGI are both less than $37,783 ($39,783 if Married Filing Jointly). You may still qualify for a maximum credit of $428 if you do not have children and your income is less than $12,590 ($14,590 if Married Filing Jointly). Ask your AFS tax preparer for more information.
After you pay for tax preparation, you will be eligible for our referral program. Have your referral who did not use Armster Financial Services last year give your name when they have their taxes done and we'll send you a cash reward! There's no limit to the number of customers you can refer.
If you are being audited, we are on your side. From the time you receive an IRS notice to when the audit is resolved, you can depend on Audit Assistance or Audit Representation to help you through it.