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Joseph Points began preparing taxes in 1978 by hand at his kitchen table. It was not until 1984 that he began using a computer for income tax preparation - a Radio Shack TRS-80 with 64K of internal memory. (The tax program was in DOS then and came on 20 floppy disks. In the course of preparing a tax return the program disks had to be changed numerous times.)

In 1990 Joe incorporated as Affordable Legal Services, Inc., because in addition to preparing taxes, he worked as a private investigator and certified paralegal. From 2000 forward he only prepared income tax returns.

Joe moved the business from the house to a commercial location on Transcontinental Dr. in Metairie in 2001 when he had more than 750 clients. The business name was changed to Points Professional Services, Inc. when it moved to Demosthenes St., also in Metairie, in 2009.

Joe is a Registered Tax Return Preparer* and has prepared thousands of tax returns over the years and he will continue to work at the business as long as he is able.

Priscilla Benoit graduated from the University of New Orleans in 2007 and married Yves Benoit, Jr. in 2008. She has one son, Logan, who was born in 2013. 


Priscilla is a Registered Tax Return Preparer* and began working in the business in 2007. She attends training seminars annually with Internal Revenue Service, Louisiana Department of Revenue, and the National Association of Tax Professionals. 


She is the daughter of Joe and Kathleen Points.

Yves (pronounced ‘eeves’) is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and the husband of Priscilla Benoit.  He has worked in management for Walgreens and for the last several years as a director in a Hilton Hotel property in the New Orleans area for a large national firm which contracts with many New Orleans area hotels with respect to the convention business. His UNO degree and his experience in management will be an asset to our business.


During the 2014 tax season Yves prepared over 500 tax returns. Joe has worked with him very closely, and he knows that Yves will do a great job in preparing your taxes. Yves has taken 22 hours this year in tax update classes, including the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) as has Priscilla and Joe. Yves has also received his Annual Filing Season Program Record of Completion from the IRS for 2015.


Although Joe has been preparing taxes since 1978, don’t be surprised if you see Joe asking Yves questions about a particular tax item or form. We all consult with each other on various issues.  We are a team, and we are all family! 


Yves and Priscilla were married in 2008 and are the proud parents of Logan who was born on May 8, 2013.

Kathleen Points is the wife of Joe Points and the mother of Priscilla Benoit. She is the receptionist and office manager. Kathleen also pre-assembles all of the folders given to the tax clients. During the tax season she answers the telephone and schedules all appointments. She also handles orders for office supplies.


Kathleen wears many hats in her position at the front desk. Without her the preparers could not function as efficiently as they do.

*The IRS does not endorse any particular individual tax return preparer. For more information on tax return preparers go to