That April 15th deadline seems so far away when those W-2 forms, bank annual statements, and stock reports start coming in. It’s only January, for Pete’s sake. Just throw them on the pile, there’s plenty of time. April is months away!
And then, just as you are beginning to emerge from the dim, cold winter, and Spring is starting to take hold in your heart and soul, it all comes tumbling down around you. Tax time is here. You can’t turn on the television or radio without some talking head reminding you that that pile of vital forms is now under another pile of evidence of your chronic procrastination, and you’ve got to dig it all out and try to make some sort of sense of it all before you’ve marked yourself in the Internal Revenue Service’s “go see about him” book.
Relax, that is exactly why God invented tax preparation services. Pull what you need out of the mess on your kitchen table, and call one of your local “tax guys”. They’ll help you dot all your i’s and cross all your t’s, and as long as you have all your information in line for them, they should be able to make paying your income taxes a little less taxing.
If you live in or near Brighton, a neighborhood of the city of Boston, Massachusetts, there are four certified tax preparers in your area. Any of them should be able to help you get those forms in on time and keep Uncle Sam from contacting you.
The first service on my list is ABR Associates. They are located at 1686 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton, MA 02135. Their telephone is (617) 277-4616. The office is on the corner of Commonwealth and Wilson Park. Commonwealth Avenue is a divided street. If you are heading north you will be on the correct side of the street. If you’re heading south, there are several places where you will be able to make a U turn after you pass the office.
Next is Andrew J. Mason Tax Preparation. The office is at 121b Tremont Street, #7, Brighton, MA 02135. Their telephone number is (617) 782-1040. Tremont Street turns into Washington Street, and the office is not far from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.
Now we come to Brighton Tax Associates. They are located at 267 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA 02135. Their telephone number is (617) 254-8229. Brighton Tax Associates is located in the area of Brighton that is closer to the Watertown line. If you are traveling west on North Beacon Street, the office will be just past the intersection of North Beacon and Market Street.
And finally, the last office in my list is Greater Boston Tax and Accounting, located at 444 Washington Street, Brighton, MA 02135. They can be reached at (617) 787-4343. If you’re heading west on Washington Street, Greater Boston Tax and Accounting will be just past Market Street, not far from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.
Hopefully this guide will provide you with some resources that will make your tax preparation a slightly less odious task. Good luck!