We Specialize in
Individual Income Tax

Fort Collins Tax Service, LLC specializes in individual income tax return preparation and planning. Our fees are reasonable and our process is smart and streamlined. We will help you get your biggest refund possible or lower the amount you may owe.

You may be looking for someone to help you take the guesswork and legwork out of preparing your income tax return. Perhaps you’ve done it yourself or worked with one of the big three preparation firms in the past and you’ve found the process confusing, time consuming, and even expensive. Let us put your mind at ease, save you time, and put more money back in your pocket.

Working with Fort Collins Tax Service, LLC you can have confidence knowing that your return is prepared by an Enrolled Agent – the only federally licensed tax professionals who specialize in taxation and also have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Whether you’re looking to get this year’s taxes done right, or you’ve fallen behind and you’re ready to catch up, we can help.

Smart Process

Saves you valuable time and effort

Confidence and
Peace of Mind

Comes with working with an Enrolled Agent

More Money in
Your Pocket

Maximize your refund or minimize your balance due

Let us put your mind at ease, save you time, and put more money back in your pocket.


According to the National Society of Accountants, the average cost to hire a professional to prepare your tax return with Schedule A itemized deductions was $273 for the 2015 tax year. With a Schedule D or a Schedule E that average rose to nearly $400. The cost for audit representation can easily reach into the thousands of dollars.

Our pricing is transparent, straightforward, and reasonable. Our regular price average client invoice for tax preparation for the 2015 tax year was $230. Ready to go? Book your appointment now.

Federal Form 1040 & Resident State Tax Return


Includes E-File, Schedule A, and all other Schedules and Forms, except as noted below.

Additional Schedules & Forms

Schedule B


Required for taxable interest or ordinary dividends over $1,500.

Schedule C


For self-employment income and expenses.

Schedule C-EZ is $32.50.

Schedule D


Capital gains / losses.

Schedule E Pg. 1


For rental real estate and royalty income and expenses.

Schedule E Pg. 2


For passthrough income and expenses from partnerships, S-corporations, estates, trusts, or REMICs.

Schedule F


For farming income and expenses.

Schedule F clients are accepted on a case by case basis.

Form 2555


For foreign earned income (exclusion).

Form 4868 / 8878


Extension of time to file – credited to final invoice.

Additional Non-Resident State Return

$55 each

Entity (Forms 990, 1065, 1120, and 1120S), estate and trust (Form 1041), estate tax (Form 706), and gift tax (Form 709) returns are prepared for individual income tax clients only, when necessary. Pricing is based on comparable individual income tax form preparation. Fort Collins Tax Service, LLC does not provide bookkeeping or payroll services.

Audit Representation, Pre-Pay Protection*

25% of final invoice

Audit / IRS Representation, Hourly

$90 per hour ($450 minimum / retainer)

Miscellaneous Consultation / Calculation**

$90 per hour

* If you elect to purchase Audit Representation, Pre-Pay Protection and the tax return for which it applies is ever audited by the IRS and/or state / local tax authority, Fort Collins Tax Service, LLC will fully represent you during the audit at no additional cost.  Pricing is based on the final invoice amount, before any discounts are applied.

** Miscellaneous consultation / calculation includes services which are outside of the scope of ordinary tax return preparation and basic planning for the following year.  This may include but is not limited to specific issue or long term tax forecasting and planning, or extraordinary income / expense reconciliation.

Book Your Spot.

Schedule Your Appointment

New and existing clients – schedule a time to drop off and discuss your tax information. To prepare for the meeting: New clients should download and complete our new client tax organizer. If you are a self-employed sole proprietor, an owner of rental real estate, or need to file prior year(s) returns, please download and complete the appropriate additional organizer(s) from the site menu above. Existing clients can access their customized tax organizer within our client portal. If you have questions, please contact us.

Local, Personalized Service.

Jason Speciner

Jason S. Speciner, CFP®, EA

Jason Speciner is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and an Enrolled Agent. Since 2004 he has served clients of all ages and backgrounds with unique experience working with members of generations X and Y.

As an Enrolled Agent, Jason has demonstrated a special competence in tax matters and has been granted unrestricted rights to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. To maintain these rights he must adhere to specific ethical standards and stay current with tax law and regulations by completing a required amount of continuing education annually.

As a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, Jason has met the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards’ rigorous initial and ongoing education, examination, experience, and ethics requirements. In practice he must adhere to the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism, and diligence when working with clients.

Jason graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, concentration in Finance, and a certificate in International Business. While attending CSU Jason was a member of the 2000 and 2002 Mountain West Conference champion football team.

In 2005 Jason met his wife Casey in Fort Collins. Casey and Jason were married in 2009 and share their home with their daughter, Shiloh, their twin sons, Hunter and Quentin, and their black lab, Cosmo Kramer. Jason’s interests include technology, cooking, travel, and sports.

Get In Touch

Questions? Let us know how we can clarify the tax return preparation process for you.

Fort Collins Tax Service, LLC
375 East Horsetooth Road
Building 3, Suite 203
Fort Collins, CO 80525

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