Howland Tax Services

Howland Tax Services International

Income Tax Preparation

Canada and the United States

Tax Preparation Steps

New clients: please read the FAQ and contact us to make sure we can fit you in before sending your tax documents!

Step 1

Fill out one of our Personal Tax Organizers for the United States or Canada. Include full contact information so we can get in touch with you if we have any questions.

Step 2

New clients: read our Privacy Policy Statement; print and sign our Privacy Policy and Consent Form.

Step 3

Send your Personal Tax Organizer, Privacy Policy and Consent Form, and other tax documents to us by one the following methods:

Note: when scanning documents, please make sure they are high enough quality that we can read them.

Note: when mailing documents, we recommend that you use a service that includes a tracking number, such as USPS Global Express Mail, Canada Post ExpressPost, FedEx, or UPS. It is also a good idea to make copies of your documents before mailing them.

Step 4

New clients: we will look over your documents and send you a price confirmation.

Step 5

We will prepare your income tax returns. We will email non-filing tax summaries to look over if necessary, along with our invoice.

Step 6

Canadian residents only: efile is now mandatory and we will ask you to provide us with a signed copy of Form T183 Information Return for Electronic Filing of an Individual's Income Tax and Benefit Return.

Step 7

You can pay our invoice with PayPal's secure online services and a credit card, or send us a personal cheque or money order.

Step 8

We will ship your returns to you once payment has been received. Filing instructions will be included in our package. Sign your returns and file them according to the instructions.

Step 9

Or, if efiling, we will electronically file your return on your behalf, shipping a spare copy to you with instructions on how to pay any balances owing.


The information on this website, and the use of this website, are both provided without warranty of any kind. Income tax rules change every year and some information may be out of date. All readers wishing to take advantage of the information offered here should consult a qualified income tax preparer. In no event will Brad Howland, Howland Tax Services, or this website be liable for any damages, including lost profits, arising out of the information offered on this website, or the usage of this website. All material on this website Copyright © 2001-2017 by Howland Tax Services, Inc. Please contact us for permission to use this material in any form. Website designed and maintained by Brad Howland.