Affordable Tax, Accounting & Payroll Services for the Canton & Massillon, OH area.

(330) 478-1505


Tax Services

Our founder Tim has over 20 years of experience dealing with accounting and taxes. We can help you handle taxes in your personal life and business. We provide a full range of tax services at half the price of the national chains!

Flat Fee Payroll

Being a small business we understand what a burden payroll can be, including figuring out how much you will pay for payroll services. We designed our payroll services to include everything you need at a flat fee that is easy to understand and is less than half the cost of the national providers.


Flat Fee Accounting

Fireside provides accounting services with experienced consultants who use the very best tools and technologies. We offer reasonable flat rates for recurring services based on the size of your business – you’ll never be surprised by the size of your bill!


We know how to start and run a small business because we’ve done it. With our wisdom, we want to help you make the right decisions and grow successfully. Let’s discuss your plans, contact us today!

Welcome to Fireside Tax

Experienced Tax Professionals in Canton, OH

Since 2004, we have been proudly serving the Canton and Massillon areas in Stark County, Ohio. Fireside Tax offers professional services with real accountants, maintaining affordable prices even compared to national chains. We are here to provide guidance and assist you in making informed financial decisions, regardless of your situation. Visit us or call (330) 478-1505 to set up a time to discuss your needs!

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Professional Service

Every situation we handle is managed by a real accountant, ensuring your critical information is treated with expert care and professionalism, giving you peace of mind.

Years of Experience

We possess the expertise to manage IRS and financial issues, ensuring you are not left confused or feeling abandoned. We guide you through our decision-making process, explaining each necessary step along the way.

Serving Your Business

We’re here to support and guide you and your business toward success! Let our experienced team provide you with a winning strategy, tailored to meet your unique needs and goals. With our expertise and dedication, we ensure you achieve success and peace of mind.

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Checklist for Tax Preparation

Personal Information:

  • Social Security numbers (self, spouse, dependents)
  • Previous year’s tax return (If new client)
  • Valid photo ID

Income Documents:

  • W-2 forms from employers
  • 1099 forms (various types, e.g., 1099-MISC, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV)
  • Bank statements (interest, dividends)
  • Investment income (capital gains/losses)
  • Self-employment income and expenses
  • Rental property income and expenses

Deductions and Credits:

  • Mortgage interest statements (Form 1098)
  • Property tax statements
  • Charitable donations receipts
  • Medical expenses
  • Education expenses (Form 1098-T)
  • Childcare expenses (provider’s name, address, and Tax ID)

Health Insurance:

  • Forms 1095-A, 1095-B, or 1095-C

Other Relevant Information:

  • IRA contributions
  • Student loan interest (Form 1098-E)
  • Unemployment income (Form 1099-G)
  • State and local taxes paid
  • Alimony received or paid (post-2018 agreements require recipient’s SSN)

Business Information (if applicable):

  • Business income and expenses
  • Employment taxes paid
  • Business asset purchase details
  • Having these documents ready will ensure a smooth and efficient tax preparation process.
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Audit Protection: Included With Every Current Tax Year Filed

Fireside Tax and Protection Plus Partnership

At Fireside Tax, we partner with Protection Plus, experts in audit defense and identity theft restoration. Our audit defense is supported by a $1 million guarantee, ensuring comprehensive support for the best possible resolution.

Audit Assistance Services

  • Schedule issues
  • Tax debt relief
  • Denied credits
  • Tax fraud

Protection Plus ID Theft Restoration

  • Up to 6 months of daily credit monitoring
  • State-specific ID Recovery Kit
  • Notification of local authorities and financial institutions
  • Fraud alerts on credit records

When you file with Fireside Tax, you’re automatically covered by Protection Plus’ Tax Preparation Guarantee. If a preparer error occurs, you may be reimbursed for added expenses up to $2,500*.

With up to 5 million taxpayers selected for audits annually, feel secure knowing our team and Protection Plus are here year-round.

For a full year after filing with Fireside Tax, you’ll also have access to Protection Plus’ ID Theft Restoration, helping you recover from identity theft swiftly and effectively.

*Subject to terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions.

Do you have a registered business?

You need to know about BOI!

BOIL Reporting and penalties

Why do companies have to report beneficial ownership information to the U.S. Department of the Treasury?

In 2021, Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act on a bipartisan basis. This law creates a new beneficial ownership information reporting requirement as part of the U.S. government’s efforts to make it harder for bad actors to hide or benefit from their ill-gotten gains through shell companies or other opaque ownership structures.

A reporting company created or registered to do business before January 1, 2024, will have until January 1, 2025, to file its initial BOI report.

How will I report my company’s beneficial ownership information?

If you are required to report your company’s beneficial ownership information to FinCEN, you will do so electronically through a secure filing system available via FinCEN’s BOI E-Filing website.

There is no fee to file the BOI but we will charge for our time and effort to help you gather the needed info for the filing.

$100 for current clients, $150 for new clients.


Penalties: $500 per day up to $10,000 and potential criminal penalties up to 10 years in prison

Do you owe Ohio state Tax? Consider a donation to OCEN SGO!

Donate ONLINE to Ohio Christian Education Network Scholarship Granting Organization (OCEN SGO) before the end of a tax year and write it off on your taxes owed!

Donors may receive up to $750 in a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit for gifts made to the OCEN SGO. Donors can contribute year-round to a specific school in our network or to the scholarship’s general fund. You may even reduce your federal tax owed but we advise working with our accountants to see what that amount might be.

How does the tax credit work?
Your OCEN SGO donation can be claimed when you file your Ohio taxes for the year in which you make your gift. The credit is a dollar-to-dollar reduction in your state tax liability up to $750 per taxpayer. A married couple filing jointly can make two gifts and claim a credit of up to $1500. To receive the full tax credit, you must have an Ohio tax liability equal to or greater than the amount of the credit.

Can my spouse and I receive separate tax credits if we joint file our taxes?
Yes. The tax credit is on a per-individual taxpayer basis. Married couples can receive up to two separate $750-deductions, totaling $1,500. To receive the maximum credit, spouses must make TWO SEPARATE $750 donations, one in each of their names. A single $1,500 will only return a single $750 tax credit.

How is the gift used?

Your gift to OCEN SGO will be used to award scholarships to worthy students attending participating schools within the Ohio Christian Education Network.  You may designate which school you would like to receive the scholarship and you can be certain your gift will fund a scholarship at that school with priority given to students in financial need.

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“Brandon was very knowledgeable and answered any questions asked. Very respectful and professional. He went through information quickly and thoroughly. Strongly recommend giving him a visit!”

– Landon

“This place was great! Friendly people and Brandon was amazing. Highly recommend! I will be doing my taxes here next year too.”

– Jessica

“Tim is extremely smart at what he does and will be sure to take care of all your accounting needs in a fair and professional manner. Not to mention his prices are about as fair as you can get. Highly recommend fireside tax for all of your accounting and payroll needs.”

– AJ

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