In addition to assisting clients prepare their income taxes, we also specialize in the following areas.
Out-of-State Tax Returns
Income Tax Extensions
As a small, family-operated business, Avant’s Tax Service can provide the same services of larger companies at just a fraction of their cost. This allows us to gain an intimate understanding of each client’s tax history, and it’s why we’ve been so successful at building lasting relationships within our community.
MEET THE TEAM
Meet the Avant’s Tax Service family!
WALLY AVANT, PARTNER
Wally has an Associates Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. He started preparing taxes in 1973 where he worked as a tax preparer for H&R Block. After working there for four years, he decided to start his own Tax Preparation Business and so began Avant’s Tax Service. Over the last 40 years, the business has grown from 50 customers to over 1,500 customers.
Each year Wally has attended countless hours of training and tax education classes to keep up to date on all new and current tax laws and updates. He specializes in individual and small business tax returns.
This year he has proudly partnered with his daughter Jan and together they look forward to continuing a family owned and operated business for many years to come.
JAN O’CLAIR, PARTNER
Jan is Wally and Glenda’s youngest daughter and has been involved in the tax business for over 20 years. She has a BS Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting from the University of South Carolina. She started preparing taxes during college where she worked as a tax preparer for JacksonHewitt.
Soon after graduation, she began training and working for CPA Firms where she received years of experience in Taxes, Payroll, Quarterly Reports, Bookkeeping, Financial Reporting, and Auditing. Over the last 10 years, she has worked in the private accounting sector as a Financial Analyst and Bookkeeper.
This year she has proudly partnered with Wally and Glenda and will be working for Avant’s Tax Service Full-Time. She will be preparing individual tax returns by appointment and drop-off and assisting small businesses with Bookkeeping, Payroll, and Quarterly Reports.
SEAN O’CLAIR, OFFICE MANAGER
Sean is Wally & Glenda’s Son-In-Law. He attended Dorsey Business School and received a Microsoft Certified System Engineering Degree. He also received an Associates Degree from Michigan State in communications and business hospitality.
After more than twenty years in the restaurant industry, he began working as the Office Manager for Avant’s Tax Service. He has begun training to become an income tax preparer and is very excited about his future in the tax preparation business.
GLENDA AVANT, TAX PROFESSIONAL
Glenda has an Associate’s Degree as an Advanced Technical Secretary from HGTC. She started preparing taxes in 1974, where she worked as a tax preparer for H&R Block. She then went on to work for Coastal Tax Service for more than 30 years and working after hours at Avant’s Tax Service. After retiring from Coastal Tax Service, Glenda was able to devote herself full-time to Avant’s Tax Service.
Each year she has attended countless hours of training and tax education classes to keep up to date on all current and upcoming tax laws and updates. She specializes in individual and small business tax returns.
LOCATION AND OFFICE HOURS
Avant’s Tax Service is located just north of the Georgetown City limits in the Beneventum Plantation area at 23 Amanda Drive, Georgetown, SC 29440.
NORMAL OPERATING HOURS
During tax season, January 2 – April 15, the office is open:
Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-546-1774 during normal operating hours.
DROP OFF SERVICES
Drop-off services are available during normal office hours. This service is only available to returning guests and cannot be extended to new clients. An information request sheet must be filled out for all guests requesting drop off services. Drop-offs are completed on a first come, first serve basis.
HOURS OUTSIDE OF TAX SEASON
Outside of tax season, office hours are limited to Tuesdays between 9-5 pm by appointment only.