photoJack Smitchger, E.A.

President of Public Tax Services, June 1992 to present

Jack is a small business expert, providing expertise in business start-up, accounting services, and tax preparation of federal and state tax reports.  He provides professional income tax services for individuals, businesses, partnerships, corporations, trusts, and estates; audit representation for federal and state audits; and insights from 36 years in the income tax and accounting profession.


janeJane Smitchger, Receptionist

Jane has been the receptionist at Public Tax Services since 1992. “I believe my first duty to our clients is to be as considerate, kind, and helpful as I can. I want to make your day a little brighter for having called or visited Public Tax Services.”



Client Reviews

Edward and Susan Geddes, Mar 21, 2016

“We have had our taxes done at Public Tax Services for almost 20 years now and recommend
Jack as a professional as well as the friend he has become. Jack helped us with years of very
complicated business taxes and continues to do our taxes now that we are retired.”

Fred Zissel/President BZ Inc., Jan 13, 2015

“Public Tax takes care of all my business and personal taxes. I am never worried or have to
stress about what needs to be done; it’s all laid out and given to me in a timely manner. With a
busy lifestyle and a small business to run, I cannot say enough about what having a professional
handle my affairs means to me. Faith and Trust are what I have in Public Tax Services; they
have never let me down.”

Pat Hershey, Jan 12, 2015

“R. Jack Smitchger has been doing our family’s taxes for more than 27 years [beginning] when
he was working for Business Tax Services. Since then he opened his own practice and the
service has been awesome. You can call anytime and get an instant answer to any tax question
you have (if he doesn’t know he will find out and call you right back. My husband and I both
worked for other employers; I quit and started my own business. We also bought and sold
another business during the same time, had kids, houses, debt, everything with some tax
implications. Mr. Smitchger always gave great advice and can do complicated tax returns as
well as simple ones. We would not trust anyone else to do our taxes.”

Ken Holmes, Jan 12, 2015

“Jack Smitchger, owner of Public Tax Services, has prepared business and personal tax reports
for my wife and me since 1997. We find his work to be very professional, thorough, and
accurate. We appreciate his helpful explanations and in-depth understanding of the tax code
complexities. We highly recommend and plan to use Jack’s services now and in the future.”