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 (Alphabetical)Years of Service
Kathy Andrews5th year
Steve Betts6th year
Lois Brunton 1st year
Murray Brunton4th year
Betty Carroll30th year
Nick Cipiti 1st year
Art Davis18th year
Jason Eckley 2nd year
Meg Eesley24th year
Mike Eesley39th year
Robert Eesley50th year
Sandy Grant9th year
Judy Horn43rd year
Kim House21st year
Art Kamlet20th year
Greg King4th year
Pat Laipple 7th year
Rebecca Lasky3rd year
LuAnne Shelby41st year
Charlie Sheldon6th year
Debbie Skinner24th year
Don Waliser5th year
John Wronski5th year

Days Until Tax Return Deadline

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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 21 - April 15)

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday
1:00pm - 4:00pm

(April 16 - January 20)

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