610-605-2245 | eric@taxesbyeric.com

Thank you for visiting Taxes By Eric.

If you’re searching for tax preparation, hopefully this is your final stop. Located in Royersford, PA, Eric Hamaday, owner, has over 20 years of experience in working with income tax. Service includes tax preparation, planning, and advice.


Generally, service is provided by appointment only. For new clients, prior to scheduling an appointment, we would need to talk on the phone. Then, after understanding your tax situation and agreeing to prepare your returns, an appointment will be scheduled. Your taxes may be completed on your initial visit, but if that doesn’t happen, an additional appointment will be scheduled.

Please bring the following documents with you to our meeting:

  • Unexpired photo id for every person on the tax return that has one.
  • Birth certificate for all dependents 16 and under.
  • All current year tax documents.
  • Your prior year tax return, if prepared elsewhere.

Procrastinators are welcome!

If your search for tax prep is beginning a few weeks or days before the due date, I am happy to assist you. Let’s meet before the due date so I can advise you properly. Then, if necessary, I’ll file an extension.

Tax Preparation

In addition to general income (wages and interest), Eric handles other tax issues including but not limited to small business income, rentals, sale of real property, parents of minors who are separated or divorced, decedents, virtual currency, out of state income, Philadelphia income tax, and moving (within the same state or out of state).

When paying for tax preparation, the perfect scenario consists of 2 things – (1) you are happy with the results of the returns and (2) you don’t receive a letter from a tax authority about the returns in the future.

Since both parties want a smooth process, it is essential that the client provides all necessary information, including your current standing with taxing authorities (whether you have an outstanding balance or not). That will enable me to provide you with the best advice on how to move forward.

In addition to completing tax returns for Pennsylvanians, I’ve completed tax returns for people who live or work in other parts of the country. If you’re not local, don’t let that stop you from contacting me! If there’s a will, there’s a way. There are no extra charges if your only state return is not PA.

Keep in mind that the tax return I prepare is from activity in the previous year. If you’re not happy with the results, whatever they may be, I will assist you in taking the necessary steps to get the results you want.


Discounts are given to parties bringing in multiple returns for preparation!

Payment options include cash, check, credit card, Venmo, and Zelle.

The base fee begins with the filing status of the federal tax return and includes the following:

  • The 3 income tax returns required for most PA residents (Federal, PA, PA local).
  • Up to four income documents for each person - the primary and secondary taxpayers (8 documents for a joint return) including but not limited to wages, unemployment, interest, and most retirement income documents.

There are two factors in determining the final cost:

  • The forms that are used to prepare your tax returns and
  • The amount of time (including communications prior to completion) needed to complete them. If additional time is needed, the fee will increase.
  • Filing Status

    • Single or Married Filling Separate
    • Head of Household / Qualifying Widow(er)
    • Married Filing Joint
    • Each dependent is an additional $20.


    • $210
    • $230
    • $250

    Pricing For Seniors

    • Seniors receive $70 off the filing statuses listed above.
    • Primary or secondary taxpayers (not dependents) must be over 65 as of December 31 of the tax year.
    • No additional fee for Form SSA-1099 (Social Security tax statement).
    • Additional fees apply when preparing the PA local tax return or the PA property tax rebate form.

    For all individuals, upon request, estimates for additional Schedules or Forms will be provided.

    Letters Including Balances Owed from the IRS and Other Tax Authorities

    For the average person, letters from tax authorities such as the IRS are difficult to understand. It is for this reason that you may want to seek assistance from a professional to know your options. For my clients, I provide a free consultation regarding any tax-related letter received, even if I did not prepare that return.

    Being a former IRS employee sets me apart from others because I know the IRS system, while many others do not. I apply this experience in doing what is best for YOU!

    Taxes By Eric is a no-judgement zone. If you’re behind in filing taxes (if you are, you’re not alone) or need help with any income tax related letter or issue, I’d be happy to assist. My experience enables me to provide you with THE BEST advice on moving forward with the situation you’re in.

    About Eric Hamaday RTRP, CAA

    Eric has over 20 years of experience in working with income tax. He started working for the IRS in 2001. While employed there, he held many different positions, experiencing many different situations. He ended his IRS career in January 2019 to become a tax preparer.

    Having a good handle on the logistics of tax preparation and having a growing following of clients, he started his own business, Taxes By Eric, in 2021.

    He prides himself in providing top-of-the-line quality and service for his clients at reasonable prices. He has worked in customer service positions his whole life, including restaurant management, and his goal is to make your tax experience as good as it could possibly be.

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