Tax Preparation Business in Columbus, OH | J.E. Wiggins & Co.

About Us

Our History

In 1935, James E. Wiggins, Sr., an employee of a downtown Columbus furniture store, and his wife Margaret, began preparing income tax returns for Central Ohioans in their home on the near east side of Columbus. It wasn’t long until Mr. Wiggins opened the first J. E. Wiggins & Co. office at the corner of East Main Street and Ohio Avenue.

For 35 years, Mr. and Mrs. Wiggins owned and operated J. E. Wiggins & Co. eventually expanding their services to include bookkeeping and payroll. In the 1960’s they opened several satellite offices to serve even more Central Ohio taxpayers. Finally in 1970, Mr. Wiggins sold his tax preparation business and he and Mrs. Wiggins retired.

During the 1970’s the new owners continued to serve the area and expand the number of offices. In 1980, the business was incorporated as Wiggins Accounting Service, Inc. yet retained the original name of J. E. Wiggins & Co. Throughout the 1980’s, 1990’s and now in this century, J. E. Wiggins & Co. has been a locally owned business – not a franchise and not part of a national chain – with four convenient offices ready to serve our clients.

Over 80 years have passed since J. E. Wiggins & Co. began preparing income tax returns and our goal has always been to provide the best tax service possible, with guaranteed accurate returns, for the most reasonable fee possible. We truly value our customers’ loyalty. To have served so many clients for so long reflects their trust in us, and for that we are most grateful.

J.E. Wiggins Staff

J.E. Wiggins & Co. was founded on the principles of honesty and trust, and that tradition continues today.  Our mission to provide you with the best service, with guaranteed accurate returns, at the most reasonable fee possible has not changed throughout our over 80 years in the income tax preparation business.

We know the tax law, and we know how to help you.

We are most proud of our staff and our years of income tax experience.  Attention to detail, innovative thinking and knowledge allow us to consistently meet and exceed the needs of our clients.

Name Years of Service
LuAnne Shelby44th year
Mike Eesley42nd year
Betty Carroll33rd year
Debbie Skinner27th year
Kim House24th year
Art Davis21st year
Steve Betts9th year
Charlie Sheldon9th year
John Wronski8th year
Don Waliser8th year
Murray Brunton7th year
Greg King7th year
Cathy Howard3rd year
Katelyn Brogley3rd year
Paul C. Lappert, Jr.3rd year
Janet Steele2nd year
Drew Skinner2nd year
Linda Wendt2nd year

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Tax Fact #1"Over the last decade it is estimated that the tax code was amended or revised over 4,000 times!"
Tax Fact #2"Americans spend over 7.6 billion hours each year on their tax returns."
Tax Fact #3"An individual’s personal tax return is often their largest financial transaction in a given year."
Tax Fact #6"In February of 1913 the Sixteenth Amendment was ratified to the Constitution, granting Congress the power to collect taxes on personal income."
Tax Fact #8"The highest income tax bracket ever in the U.S. was 94% in 1944."
Tax Fact #9"April 15th is also the day Abraham Lincoln died, the day the Titanic sank and the day McDonald's served its first hamburger."
Tax Fact #4"In 1923, the first year of our current income tax, there were 400 pages in the tax code. Today there are over 74,000 pages in the code."
Tax Fact #5"Federal tax returns were originally due on March 1st each year. The date was changed to March 15th in 1918 and in 1954 the current April 15th date was established."
Tax Fact #7"For the tax year 1935, after President Roosevelt raised the highest tax rate to 79%, for individuals making over $5 million it applied to only one person in the United States."

Office Hours

Tax Season Hours

(January 25 - April 15)

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 7:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm

(April 16 - January 24)

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday