Tax Preparation 


Tax Preparation Checklist

We aim to make taxes as easy as possible for you! We’ve created this list of documents and things you need to bring when you come to meet with us. We’ll go over this list with you during our consultation meeting and work to get you the best refund possible. 

Personal Information

  • Social security or tax ID number
  • Social security or tax ID number of your spouse, if applicable
  • Dates of birth of all dependents 
  • Social security or tax ID numbers of all dependents
  • Driver’s licenses for taxpayer & spouse
  • Driver’s licenses for any children who have one and are filing a return
  • Last year’s tax return
  • Spouse’s tax return from the previous year, if filing jointly
  • If first year customer, please bring actual birth certificates and social security cards for all family members

Income Information

  • W-2 forms from all employers you worked for in the past year
  • If you are filing a joint return, W-2 forms from all of your spouse’s employers in the last year
  • Information regarding investment income, including proceeds from the sale of bonds or stocks, income from foreign investments, interest income, and/or dividend income
  • Income from local and state tax refund from last year
  • Business income and accounting records from businesses you or your spouse own
  • Unemployment income
  • Rental property income and expenses 
  • Social security benefits
  • Proof of miscellaneous income, such as lottery winnings, gambling winnings, etc.

Income Adjustments, if applicable

  • Homebuyers tax credit
  • Green energy credits
  • IRA contributions, traditional and roth
  • Mortgage interest
  • Student loan interest
  • Contributions and distributions to health savings account (HSA)
  • Self-employed health insurance
  • Moving expenses, for military moves only
  • Education costs, 1098-T from the University and a print out of the student financial account showing the payments made
  • Qualified medical expenses
  • Long-term care insurance premiums paid
  • Real estate taxes paid on your principle residence

Dependent Care, if applicable

  • Education costs
  • Contributions to Indiana Choice 529 College Savings Account
  • Childcare costs, including preschool costs
  • Adoption costs

Charitable Contributions, if applicable

  • Charitable donation receipts
  • Donations to Indiana colleges, even if they do not count to itemize

Bank Information

  • Bank account number
  • Bank routing number

For More Than 30 Years

We have been a trusted source of accounting and staffing solutions for businesses and individuals in Dubois, Spencer, Perry, and other surrounding counties.

Contact us today to see how we are the right SOLUTION for you!

 “I have been a client of Hamilton Tax Service since my first job as a high school senior in 1982 & still am a client today! In the late 1990’s I started a computer consulting business – Not knowing what all I needed to do as far as taxes, they were there to answer all my questions! You always feel welcome and they treat you like family! I could not imagine any other firm I would be comfortable with or put my trust in to handle my tax and accounting needs!!”  Bob Vaal, Owner/CEO of RJV Computer Consulting

 “Betsy & her team are always friendly and helpful! They work quickly and efficiently to complete my taxes. There is no one I would trust more for my tax preparation needs!!”  Vicki Wolf 

“Our entire family has come to rely on Hamilton Accounting for our tax-related needs! Betsy and her associates have always provided prompt and well-researched advice on a wide variety of subjects.” Stuart & Jane Curtis

“The Ferdinand Community Center, a not-for-profit corporation, opened its doors in 1989. We enlisted the services of Hamilton’s Accounting & Tax Services to handle our accounting and tax preparation, along with payroll transactions. A representative from Hamilton’s attends our monthly meetings and provides our board with up to date reports on our accounts. We have very happy with the service they have provided us for the past 28 years! Customer service is outstanding!!”  Lee Begle – Board President – Ferdinand Community Center

  “Over the years, Hamilton’s Accounting & Tax Service has been a solid company for us to use. Our relationship has been built through their flexibility, honesty, and trustworthiness. They have always been knowledgeable and have completed any work timely and accurately. Their services are highly recommended!”  J.R. Brockman

“Hamilton’s Accounting & Tax Service has been with us since we began our small business and we could not be happier with them! Their knowledge, along with their smiling faces and genuine concern for our business, makes them an integral part of our success! As our business grows, we feel confident knowing we have their expertise to help guide us!!” Nick Weyer – Owner of Weyer Moving LLC  

“We have been with Betsy and the staff at Hamilton’s for years for our Small Business & Individual Tax Prep & Accounting needs! They are always a phone call or email away and answer any and all questions I have. And trust me – THERE ARE ALWAYS QUESTIONS! I can rest easy at night knowing the tax end of my business is in great hands!!”  Tammy Weyer – Small Business Owner

“Having a direct sales business, we needed someone that we completely trusted to handle our taxes and advise us on what’s in our best interest. Not only is Betsy fabulous at what she does, but the entire staff at Hamilton’s is courteous and professional! The highest compliment that we could give is having sent family and friends to them because we knew they would be taken care of!”  Brian & Jenna Brandes

 “Alvin and I have been customers of Hamilton’s Tax and Accounting for quite a number of years and for good reason! Back in 1993, their firm did a great job in helping us with our new business start-up and they continue to guide us even until this day! They have always helped keep our stress level to a minimum! Hamilton’s Tax continues to handle both our business and private accounting needs with great care, friendliness, and proficiency!”  Alvin & Diane Hoppenjans

“We have been clients of Hamilton Accounting for over five years and in two different states across the country. We have come back year after year without hesitation. Betsy makes it so simple for us! I gather all of the required info and await further instructions for signing and filing. We love the ease of signing online and knowing that the submissions are secure! The customer service we receive from Hamilton Accounting will keep us as clients for years to come!!”   Dr. Eric & Robin Knabel