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February 5, 2013

Brother and sister team up to build new tax business

Ada —  

When Joshua Hoover completed a course for tax professionals, he realized that he wanted to focus on compliance with state and federal tax regulations. His interest in those issues prompted him to join forces with his sister to open a tax service office in Ada.

Joshua and Ja Hanna Hoover recently opened their new business, Ja Hanna’s Tax Service, at 1318 Cradduck Road in Cougar Plaza.

Joshua, 31, is a recent graduate of the National Tax Training School, a nationally accredited school for aspiring tax professionals. His younger sister, 29-year-old Ja Hanna, has at least five years of experience in tax preparation.

Joshua already holds another job and said he still enjoys his current position. This additional venture will give him an opportunity to serve other people.

“Probably more of a way to give back to them, to still provide a professional service where they can trust somebody to prepare their taxes and not have the stress,” he said. “Because it can be stressful at that time. People worry about their finances.”

He added that he will divide his time between his current job and the tax service at first, but he may later decide to work full time at the service.

The Hoovers’ mother, Linda, said people frequently asked Joshua for advice on tax issues, and he sought answers from his sister. Eventually, Linda suggested that Joshua should seek training as a tax professional.

“I said, ‘Go to school. Do your own thing,’” she said. “And so he finally agreed to go to school.”

She said when Joshua finished his training and was looking for an office, Linda suggested that he and Ja Hanna should pool their talents.

Joshua said that his sister was already working as a tax professional when he proposed setting up shop together.

“I just asked her if she wanted to go with me, and we started,” he said. “We’ve ended up here, and it’s been a pretty good deal.”

Joshua focuses on making sure the office complies with state and federal regulations, while his sister helps clients prepare their tax returns. All returns are filed electronically, which reduces paperwork while boosting efficiency.

Joshua said he and his sister go out of their way to safeguard their clients’ privacy.

For more information, contact Ja Hanna’s Tax Service at 279-1040.

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