Tax Office USA holds ribbon cutting in time for upcoming tax season

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Celebrating the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for Tax Office USA are from left, Edie Webb, Chamber Chair Randy DeBord, James Bullen, Owner Alejandro Vasquez, Lisa Smyre, owner Cecil Smyre, Delores Roberts, Leslie Beach, Delores Cole and Karen Crumbley.

Two young entrepreneurs, Cecil Smyre and Alejandro Vasquez, are hoping to help make some money for themselves and also for others.

The two recently opened Tax Office USA in the Jordan’s Place Shopping Center (formerly Western Willows) in Morristown in September.

During a Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting held last week, Smyre talked about how after being laid-off at a local factory, he turned to his 401K plan and went back to school to get all the proper licensures for tax preparations.

Vasquez, who is bi-lingual, has been working as a tax preparer in Knoxville, mostly catering to the Latino community.

The duo created Tax Office USA together and already have visions of the office growing and expanding into other cities like Jefferson City and Knoxville.

Together the two have five years of combined tax knowledge.

“The customer is the No. 1 priority. We want to take the worry and stress out of tax season,” Vasquez said.

Smyre said he’s always had a passion for numbers and equations. That same passion is what he uses to make sure each client gets the maximum refund possible.

The office is open year round to help with any need or tax question during the year,

Services include individual tax prep of all forms, bookkeeping, payroll, notary and business return prep.

The office will soon offer home and auto insurance products.

Tax Office USA can prepare income taxes with no money out of pocket and all new clients will receive a $50 Visa gift card or a free android tablet.

For every like on the Tax Office USA Facebook page, $1 is donated to the Morristown Hamblen Humane Society.

During tax season the office will have extended hours from Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Tax Office USA is located in the corner of Jordan’s Place Shopping Center on 3606 West Andrew Johnson Highway.

For more information, call the office at 423-289-1690 or visit www.taxofficeusatn.com.

- By Chris Phipps, Tribune Staff Writer

Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7:06 pm