Tax Prep Services In Illinois

Tax Preparation Services

During income tax season, it’s integral to get everything you need ready for filing. Gather all of your tax forms and find someone to help you organize your materials.


At Steph’s Bookkeeping, we can prepare individual and sole proprietor or Schedule C tax returns. If you fall within any of these categories, consider contacting our team today for tax services.

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Tax Preparation Pricing

If you’re looking for personal or small business tax services in Illinois, choose to get preparation help from Steph’s Bookkeeping. We offer two comprehensive packages for individuals and Schedule C sole proprietors or LLCs.

Package 1 — Personal Tax Services ($150)

Our first package is a great choice for local individuals. When you choose package one, you can submit two W-2’s, which is a standard filing procedure. The total cost of this package is $150, but if you have a working dependent child, we can help you file a simple return for them for an extra fee of $50.00.

  • 2 – W2’s (Additional W2’s will be $15 each)
  • Standard Filing
  • $50.00 extra for a simple return for a working dependent child

Package 2 — Personal & Schedule C Business Tax Services ($250)

This package is great for Schedule C LLCs, self-employed individuals, sole proprietorships, and individuals who have investment accounts or received 1099 income. Within this package, we file up to two W-2’s, 1099 income, and Schedule C Form 1040s. The total cost is $200 for complete self-employed tax services in Illinois.

  • 2 – W2’s (Additional W2’s will be $15 each)
  • Schedule C Businesses
  • Investment Accounts
  • 1099

Patrick SpraguePatrick Sprague
14:24 12 Apr 24
Steph and her team are outstanding! We have been clients for about a year, and have been impressed with their work throughout. They consistently demonstrate expertise and reliability in their work for our law firm. We look forward to continuing to work with Steph and her team, and would highly recommend them!
Brandon WoodsBrandon Woods
20:55 11 Apr 24
Steph's Service was an excellent value add for our business. The added time she took to walk through recommendations will undoubtedly strengthen our capabilities in the future. Highly recommend!!
Chris DiLulloChris DiLullo
20:55 22 Jan 24
Timely, accurate, and willing to work on lots of unconventional and different things! great people, great local business.
Jon HardenJon Harden
12:57 12 Jul 23
We've been customers of Steph's bookkeeping for a couple years now. Steph and her team are always on top of it and Steph's experience and knowledge shows immensely when it comes to handling her business. We are very satisfied with this company and would recommend them for anyone looking for a competent bookkeeper who is responsive and genuinely hard working. As a business owner I expect a high level of professionalism that is expected from me and my own business. Steph's bookkeeping fits the bill!!
David JonesDavid Jones
19:38 05 Jul 23
We just transitioned from a prior bookkeeper to Steph's Bookkeeping Service and found the experience very good. Stephanie cleaned up our 2023 books quickly and professionally, took over payroll and estimated tax submittals with ease. We look forward to working closely with Stephanie as we continue to grow.
We have been using Steph's Bookkeeping for 5+ years now. The monthly and quarterly reports are always on time and accurate. This makes easy work for the accountant to close out the year. As a small business owner, the service provided by Steph and her team is beyond helpful. It allows me to focus on the day-to-day operations knowing that the accounting is being managed by a professional. It's one less thing that I have to do at the end of the month. If you're a small business owner, then you understand the value of that time savings.Any questions I have had over the years are answered in a reasonable amount of time & in a professional manner. You will not regret hiring this company to help manage your books. This is money well spent in my opinion.
George SooleyGeorge Sooley
09:45 01 Jul 23
I run a small health care practice in a rural area of East Central Illinois for nearly 25 years. In the last 5 years, I’ve outsourced book-keeping— “leaving it to the professionals” instead of continuing to do work that I’m not good at (also another layer of work as both a physician and business owner). Steph’s has been the best solution yet! She was able to dive right in and eventually assigned my account to Melanie. I continue to do payroll and my local CPA continues to do the taxes.The ongoing book work was a hole that has been filled to my satisfaction. Steph’s team is professional, polite and prompt despite my occasional delays in communication.. I plan to be a long-term client and grateful for this service.
Eugene KnausEugene Knaus
18:10 30 Jun 23
Stephanie has been handling our bookkeeping for a couple of years. They are responsive, flexible, and detail-oriented. We are a growing company that requires some extra attention and they have always taken care of us.
Erica BurkeErica Burke
18:08 30 Jun 23
My company has used Steph's Bookkeeping for many years. They take the stress & time of bookkeeping off our plates so we can focus on serving our customers! 🙂 They are a professional, kind & competent business & we highly recommend them!

How to Know Which Way to File

Tax terms can be overwhelming for people outside the financial industry. We simplify the process to ensure you understand which taxes our team can file and if you qualify under one of these categories. Steph’s Bookkeeping can serve the following tax areas.

Personal Tax Prep

An individual is a single person — or a married couple — living in the United States. These people will need to file individual tax returns. These forms include information about all of the taxable income you made over the past year.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) uses the tax forms you fill out to determine how much you owe in taxes. Sometimes your taxes are overpaid, which is when you will instead receive a tax return of the excess money taken from your earnings.

Sole Proprietor Tax Prep

A sole proprietor operates a one-person business, so they have to file different taxes than a standard individual. The one-person business will not be registered as an LLC or corporation.

Like any other person in the United States, you need to report the income and losses accrued by your business. The information about your one-person business’ profits and losses goes on a Schedule C — the Profit or Loss From a Business form. You submit this part along with your individual 1040 tax form.

Sole proprietors have more to keep track of throughout the year because they do not have an employer withholding taxes from their paychecks. You will need to pay estimated taxes and self-employment taxes, including contributions to Medicare and Social Security.

LLC Tax Prep

A Limited Liability Company (LLC) will have different regulations by state. We provide LLC tax services for select clients in Illinois. To qualify for our tax services, the LLC must elect to not be considered a corporation and file a Schedule C form.

Why Choose Steph’s Bookkeeping?

We can help small businesses, the self-employed, rental property owners, and any individual filer who wants help. If you need tax services and aren’t sure if either of our packages matches your exact needs, reach out to see if our team can help you with custom services and pricing.

Our team has over 25 years of experience working in the financial industry. We are fluent in financial literacy and will help you prepare your taxes for filing. By hiring our team to prepare your taxes this season, you are handing them over to an expert and finding more time to focus on your business.

File Faster

Attempting to file taxes on your own can take several hours, especially if you have multiple sources of income, operate as a one-person business, recently bought a house and so on. You could use the time you take doing taxes to put toward other aspects of your business.

Professionals have the necessary experience to prepare your taxes in a much shorter time frame. Steph’s Bookkeeping is a reliable provider you can trust every tax season. Our expert services will help you file your taxes quickly.

Seek Affordable Options

We provide affordable solutions for all of our clients to simplify their life and the process of filing taxes. We understand that tax season is stressful — so we’ve priced our packages with you in mind. We want you to get the assistance you need at a reasonable cost, so we offer our comprehensive packages that include what you need to file securely.

Choose a Professional for Accurate Preparation

Tax forms for self-employed individuals or those operating a small business can be confusing. Life factors such as getting married, real estate transactions and starting a business can impact the number of forms and information necessary. The team at Steph’s Bookkeeping can help you navigate these steps to ensure you’re ready to file.

Contact Steph’s Bookkeeping for Tax Return Services in Illinois

Contact us before April 7th to ensure no tax extension charges. If you miss the deadline, we can still help you, but be aware of the additional charges from the tax extension.

Get in touch with us today so we can help you get started on preparing all of your tax documents for the upcoming tax season.

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