Individuals, Businesses and Trusts

We represent taxpayers if they are audited.

We prepare and file tax returns for businesses, non-profits, trusts and individuals. We provide tax planning and assist with tax problems. We pride ourselves on being very efficient, affordable and of course, discrete. In the review process, our Electronic Return Originator checks the returns for input accuracy, data integrity and correctness. The data keyed by the agent is compared to the digital copies of the source documents used in preparation.

Featured Tax Topic

Car and truck expenses are one of the largest expenses for a lot of small businesses. It's also one of the expense categories the IRS and State Department of Revenue like to focus on in an audit.

Gregory J. Cook at 124 South Main Street in Arab Alabama

One of the biggest expenses for many small business owners, is automobile epense. Faced with two options, either actual expenses or the mileage rate, you should talk to one of my advisors.

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Buying a Clean Vehicle doesn't have to be about saving the planet, saving money or even just because your nine-year-old granddaughter has you wrapped around her finger.


Secure Self-Help Tools
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1040 Tax

Based on your projected tax withholding for the year, we can also estimate your tax refund or amount you may owe the IRS next April.
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RMD Current Year

Required Minimum Distribution
Use this calculator to determine your Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) from your IRA for the current year.
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Estate Tax Planning

Death Tax
Use this calculator to project the value of your estate, and the associated estate tax, for the next ten years.
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Mortgage Tax Savings
Use this calculator to determine how much your mortgage could save you in income taxes.
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Rule 72(t)

Penalty free early withdrawals from retirement accounts. Calculate your allowable 72T Distribution.
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These self-help tools are for your independent use and are not intended to provide investment or tax advice.

Just Because Someone You Know Did it on their taxes, doesn't make it right!

Accountant Gregory J. Cook
What is appropriate on one persons taxes, may not be appropriate at all on yours. Circumstances vary. In addition, what another person does on their taxes may be wrong. They may or may not get away with it for long. It usually takes the IRS two years to send a letter. They are that far behind.

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Retirement Income

Distributions from Defined Benefit Retirement Plans that have provided confirmation to the state are not taxable by the State of Alabama. This list was updated November 20, 2019.

Meet Our Advisors

Tax Department
Buddy Fricke, EA

Buddy Fricke, EA

Enrolled Agent
Mary Penton, EA

Mary Penton, EA

Enrolled Agent
Dustin Toney, EA

Dustin Toney, EA

Enrolled Agent
Brett Carpenter

Brett Carpenter

Tax Accountant
Cook & Co. Tax Department

Our Enrolled Agents are licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department to represent taxpayers!

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Investments in oil and gas have potential for both income and tax benefits.

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What Is The Biggest Personal Expense You Will Incur In Your Lifetime?

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Nothing in Life is Certain, but... Everyone knows the old saying, right?