Tax service opens in Morenci 01.20.2010

Written by David Green.

It’s become a family tradition for the Bells. Francis Bell has operated a tax preparation service for many years in Morenci and now his son, Jeff, has opened his own business.

Although the business is new, tax work is nothing new for Jeff. He’s worked with Francis for about 15 years.

“We have such a large client base built up,” Jeff said. “We wanted to move into a separate location for more convenient access downtown.”

Jeff has a full-time job at Sauder so he’ll be in the office only during evening hours and weekends. His wife, Kelly, will keep the business open in the day during the busy tax season.

Jeff is a certified tax practitioner—a rating acquired by attending IRS-required continuing education seminars—and the business accepts e-filing.

Bell’s Tax Service also offers tax planning and tax advising to help with inheritance, gifts and preparing for the next tax year.

Jeff is concerned that people might have difficulty finding his Main Street business because the sign above the door still reads “Don’s Sporting Goods.” The sign will be repainted when the weather warms.

Look for Bell’s Tax Service advertisement in this week’s Observer. 

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