Tax Smart


Be ‘Smart’ about your taxes and accounting

Tax Smart, owned by Michael Bavis, is located at Unit 4, 99 Main Street in Dartmouth, NS.

We are located across from Swiss Chalet, Lawton’s on Main Street. It is beside the former location of St. John Ambulance. Other businesses in the building include Dr Fung, Dentist, Katie’s Taylor Shop and Able Fuels.

Tax Smart – as its name suggests – specializes in preparation of income tax for businesses, corporations and individuals.

Michael Bavis, founder of Tax Smart, has 32 years of income tax preparation and 36 years accounting experience.

Tax Smart also provides HST filing for business.

We provide accounting support, including monthly bank reconciliation and financial statement preparation.

Why pay other accountants more than $2,000 for your corporate tax return when we will do it for $750 or less (depending on complexity)? We’ve filed thousands of corporate returns.

Tax Smart is home of OnePriceTaxes, where we charge you a flat fee for your personal tax return. There are no surprises and no need to worry about what’s on your return as 80 per cent of the returns done will be done at that one flat fee. If you have a more complicated return, then please call and we can quote you a fee before you even come to the office. We offer discounts to students, seniors and our military service men and women.

You never have to visit the office to do business with Tax Smart. You can fax or email your slips to us and after we give you a call to do a short phone interview we will complete your return. The interview can also be done by email if you wish. You can also complete the interview on this website (See Submit Tax Information above) which will give us most of the information we need to start your tax return, but we promise you a complete tax interview before anything gets filed.

You can drop off your return at the office and we will normally get back to you within 48 hours to complete your return. We pride ourselves on providing a fast and efficient service.

Tax Smart prides itself on integrity in income tax preparation and accounting. We’ll do everything within the law to get the best possible return, but you can rest easy at night and know your accounting and income tax has been done to the highest possible ethical standards.

We also back up our services with a guarantee that says that if an error is made, we will look after any interest or penalty you incur and we provide audit assistance.

Michael will always give you quality service and we’re open year-round to serve you.



We will strive to exceed the expectation of our clients in all ways possible.

Providing satisfaction in a professional manner.

The well-being and success of our clients are vital to our operations.

The embedment of timely productivity, services with accuracy and professionalism shall at all time be the core of our business.

We believe that you as a client must continue to feel a part of this company in order for us to continue the progress and development that bring you, our customers, great satisfaction and comfort.

Respect and the equal treatment of everyone – clients and staff alike – is a major objective within this company.

We’re concerned about the accomplishment and success of all Clients.

Accountability in service and operation is our major goal in meeting the different daily challenges and objectives.

Our ideas shall be a combination of everyone willing to offer an opinion.

This we believe will breed sincerity, honesty and hard work that will allow understanding, satisfaction, development and progress.