Barker Business Services LLC                      211 Enfield Rd, Lincoln, Maine 04457

We Do Income Taxes

We prepare 1120 and 1065 tax returns for corporations and partnerships, as well as the 1040 series of returns for individuals. 

We prepare income tax returns for employees as well as the self employed, investors, retirees, farmers and landlords. 
We prepare tax returns for those in retail, wholesale, manufacturing, real estate, construction, transportation, education, medical, legal, and other professional services. 
We can file current year returns as well as prior year and amended returns. 
We can file for an extension of time to file also, if needed. 
We can prepare resident, non-resident and part year resident returns for all states. 
We attend over 90 hours of education per year to keep up to date with both federal and state tax law changes.
We can help with all your income tax filing and planning needs.
We Do Payroll

We also provide payroll services.  We’re licensed by the State of Maine and have our processes periodically examined by the state, for your protection and peace of mind.  We will prepare your employee checks or direct deposits, and also schedule all payroll tax deposits and payments.  If you want to write your own payroll checks we can assist with that as well.  All employee payroll as well as payroll taxes will be taken directly from your business bank accounts and paid directly to the payees.  No money is impounded by us or is routed through bank accounts owned by us.  You get your employee’s hours to us by phone, email or fax and we’ll do the rest.  We will mail, email, fax or personally deliver your payroll checks and reports to you prior to each payday.  We also will prepare all payroll tax returns, year-end W-2s, and can help with 1099-MISC preparation as well.  All W-2 and 1099 Forms are filed electronically.  Our goal is to make payroll easier for you.

We're Barker Business Services and we’re “helping take the bite out of taxes.

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Barker Business Services LLC is an income tax preparation, payroll processing and accounting service located in Lincoln, Maine.
It is a family business, owned by Bruce A. Barker Sr. and Bruce A. Barker Jr.

211Enfield Road, Lincoln, ME 04457

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Jan - April hours Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm, Evenings and Saturdays by appointment
May - December hours Monday-Thursday 9am to 5pm, other hours by appointment
We file all eligible returns electronically, reducing the possibilty of errors generated at the IRS or State Department of Revenue that can occur as paper returns are processed into their systems.  With our e-filed return you should receive your federal refund direct deposited into your bank account within approximately 7 to 13 days of filing.  Add about five days for a paper refund check sent by U.S. mail.

Other service we provide include:
     - Maine Sales Tax Preparation and electronic filing, Accounting & Notary Services,
     - Payroll Processing & Quarterly and Year-end Payroll Tax Returns (941, 940, 941C1ME, W-2,/3, 1099/1096)

Bruce A. Barker
Authorized IRS e-file provider Bruce A. Barker Jr

   Bruce Sr. graduated with a BS degree majoring in accounting from the University of Maine in 1962 and the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking in 1976. He was employed by the State of Maine as a bank examiner (think of Mr. Carter played by Charles Halton in It’s a Wonderful Life) for 14 years, and has been the office manager for two General Motors dealerships, A&S Motors and Clay GMC. During this time, he also prepared tax returns part time as what today would be called a side-gig. Initially he worked for Reggie Clay, who I believe had an office supply store where Pat Locke’s office is located today. Bruce Sr. spent many late hours working with clients at his kitchen table in his Lee Street home back then! At one time a small office was located upstairs in the home, and then moved to the foyer by the front porch. In 1989 Bruce and Emmy took the tax business full time, remodeling the basement into an office with its own entrance. It was known then as Triple Check (a franchise) Tax and Business Services. In 1998 Bruce Sr. passed the Enrolled Agent exam, and since then has been enrolled to practice before the IRS for tax payers needing representation (tax court, offers-in-compromise, etc.). The business steadily grew, providing tax and payroll services to the area. A few years before I left the Air Force, Dad asked me if I had an interest in the business, as he was at the point of needing to take on a partner, or hold the growth until I could join him.
   In the fall of 2001 I (Bruce Jr.) joined the business, following a 20 year US Air Force career. At that time the business went fully independent (no franchise) as Barker Business Services. Prior to my retiring, I prepared tax returns for military members and retirees at both KI Sawyer AFB, MI and Dyess AFB, TX as an IRS VITA volunteer. I have graduated from the Community College of the Air Force with an associate’s degree, passed the IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer exam in 2012, and annually complete all training to be recognized by the IRS as participating in the IRS Annual Filing Season Program.
   In 2005 Denyse joined us and started processing payroll. Today she is here beside me as she handles the phone, manages appointments, takes care of our payroll clients, and prepares sales tax returns.
   In 2015 Bruce Sr and Emmy sold their home of nearly 50 years to downsize. On December 7th, 2015 we moved to our current location, upstairs (instead of the basement, hey, we have windows and can see the sky!) over Modern Woodmen of America, at 211 Enfield Road, still in Lincoln.
   With over 40 years accounting, banking, payroll and income tax preparation experience the Barkers have been serving clients in the greater Lincoln area since 1976.
   Don't delay! Call or email us for your tax organizer now.

Click here to see how we can help you with your payroll needs.  Barker Business Services, LLC is a Maine licensed payroll processor.

WE ACCEPT VISA, MC, American Express & Discover cards

Where's my.....      IRS Refund     IRS 1040X(amended)      Maine Refund 


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As part of national associations and networks we have the support and resources that most other independent professionals can't match.

We belong to the following:

   National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP),

   National Society of Tax Professionals (NSTP),

   National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA),

   National Society of Accountants (NSA),

   American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB),

   Lincoln Area Small Business Referral Group (LRG)

                  and the

   Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce (LLRCoC)
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