Our Team

Meet Your Tax Preparers

Brian Watts

Owner / Tax Preparer

Brian started his career at JW Watts Tax Service in the fall of 1988. He prepares all types of tax returns; Personal, Corporate, Partnerships, Non-Profit returns, and Fiduciary returns. He also provides payroll services. Brian has a wife (Lona) and two children: Alexis (daughter), who joined the JW Watts Tax Service team in 2015, and Garrett (son), who is a professional welder. In his spare time, Brian enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife at Myrtle Beach, our home away from home.

Brian’s Grandfather, John William “JW Watts,” started the business in 1952. The Watts family has been providing services for the people of Lancaster, Indian Land, Heath Springs, and Kershaw for over 67 years.

Alexis Watts

Tax Preparer

Alexis Watts is the daughter of Lona and Brian Watts (owner of JW Watts Tax Service) and the sister of Garret (a welder). She graduated from Lancaster High School in 2012. After graduating from high school, she attended Winthrop University and obtained her accounting degree fall of 2016. Alexis began her full-time position at JW Watts Tax Service in August of 2015 during the process of getting her degree. Her role as an accountant does not stop there; she also handles payroll, all bookkeeping needs, and tax preparation. In her spare time, Alexis enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with my family, friends, and five dogs.

Jay Watts

Tax Preparer

Jay Watts started his career at JW Watts Tax Service in December of 1994. He prepares all types of tax returns, including Non-Profit, Fiduciary, Personal, Corporate, and Partnerships, I also provide payroll services. Jay is married to Andrea Morash and has two children (Lane and Tatyana). When he’s away from the office, Jay enjoys shunting, fishing, and traveling.

About the Company

Founded in 1952, JW Watts Tax Service is a family-owned, Lancaster based tax preparation and payroll services company. We serve clients from Chester County, York County, and throughout Lancaster County. Most of our clients reside in Indian Land and the Sun City Carolina Lakes community,

As a local company, we’re able to connect with residents and treat every client like family. JW Watts Tax Service offers big-company quality service to individuals and businesses at a fraction of the cost. With 70 years of combined experience, we’re able to provide an array of services that rival larger tax companies in the quality of services offered.

If you have any questions or need help preparing your taxes, we invite you to complete a contact form on this website. We pride ourselves on making our tax preparers easily accessible to clients. We’re here to help you with your tax needs!