Tax season begins january 23, 2023 - april 18, 2023

  • The official start date of tax season is from January 23, 2023 through April 18, 2023. We will start seeing clients on January 26, 2023.
  • The tax deadline with an extension is October 16, 2022. 
  • In person appointments are preferred. Mailing/phone appointments are only for clients who live out of state or live 1+hr away from our office.
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Welcome to Francisco Chua Patawaran & Associates

Francisco Chua Patawaran & Associates; Tax Preparation and Consulting, but our clients know us informally by FCP Tax.  We've been serving our clients nationwide for over thirty years with a proven tax record. We are more than ready to serve you. 

What sets us apart from the rest of the competitors? As soon as you step through our door, expect friendly, professional service. Drinks and snacks are provided, free of charge. As a small business, we are able to cater to our clients needs by providing them with a top notch quality service with their income tax preparations. 

Feel free to look around our site or schedule an appointment online. 

We'll put more money in your pocket that you deserve. 



We are still following our customary procedures by finishing your tax return in one single trip. 

Step 1

Drop off your tax documents to a staff member in our waiting room.

There is no need to call us ahead of time. Just come on in!

Step 2

Grab a coffee and some snacks. 

You can choose to sit in our waiting area OR sit in your vehicle.

Step 3

Our staff will conduct the initial interview over the phone OR in person (client preference).

Step 4

It's time to finalize your return! We'll let you know when to come inside to meet with Francisco C. Patawaran.


Hand Sanitizer

Please use the provided hand sanitizer upon entering the office. 


Face Masks Required

Wear a face mask when entering the office. 


24/7 Air Purification

Multiple HEPA air purifiers with UV Lights to clean the air inside our office.

client testimonials

4,000+ Clients

We have over 4,000+ happy customers.

Easy & Secure

Can't make it in person? We're just a fax, email, or mailbox away!

IRS E-Filed

All tax returns are electronically filed directly to the IRS.

Online Appointment

Easily make an appointment online. Come in person or by email & phone!

Referral Program

We invite you to take advantage of our referral program if you've been happy with our service. Receive $25 for every referral* you bring us. Referral checks are typically sent out after tax season. 

*Referral must be a paying tax client who has not used our services before.

During tax season, we understand that a lot of you have busy schedules. That's why we're open 7 days a week (during tax season only) by appointment only.

January 27 - April 18 Hours

  • Monday: 9am-11pm
  • Tuesday: 9am-11pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-11pm
  • Thursday: 9am-11pm
  • Friday: 9am-11pm
  • Saturday: 9am-11pm
  • Sunday: 9am-11pm

April 19 - May 1 Hours 

  • Monday: 1pm-6pm
  • Tuesday: 1pm-6pm
  • Wednesday: 1pm-6pm
  • Thursday: 1pm-6pm
  • Friday: 1pm-6pm
  • Saturday: 1pm-4pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED

July 1 - October 16 Hours

  • Monday: 1pm-6pm
  • Tuesday: 1pm-6pm
  • Wednesday: 1pm-6pm
  • Thursday: 1pm-6pm
  • Friday: CLOSED
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Office Closed

  • May 2- June 30
  • October 16 - January 26
  • July 4 - 5
  • During off season hours, we can still be reached by phone but email is preferred. Just leave a message and we'll get back to you.

What to bring & instructions

Use this as a guideline on what to bring to your appointment. For a printer friendly checklist, click here to view. 

  • Last year's tax return (IMPORTANT! We need to get an accurate history of your previous tax filings. This includes federal and state returns to see any amounts owed or refunds received.)
  • Social security cards for all taxpayers and dependents
  • Birth certificates for all dependents
  • Photo IDs for all taxpayers
  • Checkbook
  • IRS Advance Child Tax Credit Letter 6419 and/or Economic Impact Payment Letter 6475
  • Photo ID for all taxpayers
  • Social security card and birth certificates for new dependents
  • Checkbook if different from last year
  • Proof of health insurance coverage
  • Earned Income Credit: proof of address for all dependents
  • Form W2
  • Form 1099-NEC Nonemployee Compensation
  • Form 1099-MISC Miscellaneous Income
  • Form W-2G Gambling Winnings
  • Form SSA-1099 Social Security Benefit Statement
  • Form 1099-C Cancellation of Debt
  • Form 1099-G Certain Government Payments such as unemployment income, family leave, or state tax refunds
  • Form 1099-B Proceeds from Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions
  • Closing Disclosure for home and rental property BOUGHT and SOLD
  • Form 1099-S Proceeds from Real Estate Transactions
  • Form 1099-R Distributions from pensions, annuities, retirement, or profit-sharing plans, IRAs, insurance contracts, etc.
  • Form 1098 Mortgage Interest and Real Estate Tax Payment
  • Form 1098-T college tuition payments
  • Quarterly estimated tax payments made to federal and state
  • Gambling losses (applicable only to off-set gambling winnings)
  • Child care expenses (we need the name, address, and federal ID)
  • Medical and dental expenses
  • Send us your tax documents at least 1 WEEK IN ADVANCE if you are scheduled for a mailing/phone appointment. Otherwise, we may need to reschedule your appointment. 
  • For in person appointments, allow 30 minutes for data entry and the initial interview followed by 30 minutes to finalize your return with Francisco C. Patawaran. Wait times may be extended if a client forgets any necessary documents. So please be courteous to others and make sure you have all your documents in order for your appointment. You can also email your tax documents 1 week in advance minimum. Otherwise, documents will be entered at your appointment.
  • Subject line for emails: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME: Appt. Date + Time
  • Tax documents can be attached to the email or a link given to your shared folder. We suggest using dropbox or google drive.
  • Mailed documents: please make sure to send us only photo copies of your tax documents in the event the mail gets lost.
  • Faxed documents: please number each page (example: 1/3, 2/3, 3/3) in case a page goes missing or is unclear and needs to be resent.
  • Our contact information is at the bottom of the page. If you have any questions, feel free to reach us.


Client Questionnaire
Small Business Tracking Sheet
Rental Property Tracking Worksheet
Foreign Account Yearly Reporting

Contact Us

 5 Oak Hill Drive

Wayne, NJ 07470

Tel: 973-633-1882

Fax: 973-633-1883


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