This business is actually older than I am. We celebrated 50 years in business at the same location, back in 2007, (read the two page newspaper story here).
It takes a strong commitment and dedication from the entire staff, coupled with loyalty from the clients for a business to continue and prosper beyond multiple generations.
Client loyalty is about earning people’s enthusiastic commitment to a relationship that will improve their lives over the long run. When clients trust we have the capability and commitment to help build their success, they will commit to doing the same in return. But they must see more than good intentions and kind words.
Our founder, Al LaGrone started this business over a half-century ago with a rational plan and a high value placed on personal relationships. Today I have relationships with clients in all fifty states and several foreign countries. Many of those clients, I only get to see face-to-face, one time each year.
Cook and Company ensures that all clientele, including individuals, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, estates and trusts can benefit from our knowledge, technology and resources.
We consistently champion the promise of making every effort to ensure that you pay the minimum amount of tax allowable under the tax code (the correct amount of tax).
Cook and Company plays a central and essential role in supporting taxpayers by providing income tax filings and audit representation.
We partner with software vendors, continuing education providers and others to deliver services that help the tax paying public.
Today, Cook and Company performs a range of critical functions that include, among others: Educating and advising individuals, corporate officers, board members, managers, partners, executors and trustees in tax matters; Processing hundreds (really thousands) of tax return filings each year; Representing taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state departments of revenue; Interpreting and applying federal and state rules and regulations; Servicing hundreds of accounts, securing and storing confidential tax and financial information; and Operating information technology systems and tools that manage millions in tax dollars.
This is a complex, multifaceted mission that calls on a range of staff skills and demands coordination between the various functions involved. Consequently, Cook and Company emphasizes tangible results and efficient performance, as well as the continuous improvement of the processes and systems that support our mission.
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