About TC Tax Service
TC Tax Service is a small family owned Income Tax Preparation Service which is operated by Terry and Cathy Conley in Valdosta Georgia. They operate on a business model which places the customer first and they provide personal attention to each and every client.
Origins of TC Tax Service
Terry started working for H & R Block when he left the Country Club business while living in Rochester New York. He immediately fell in love with the tax preparation business and excelled at the art of taking care of his clients. Terry and Cathy moved back to Valdosta Georgia where Terry worked with the Evening Division at Valdosta Technical College and worked days at H & R Block during the Income Tax Season. He continued to master his skills by teaching the Basic Income Tax Class for H & R Block and he also taught many additional classes on various areas of the Income Tax Code to the employees of H & R Block. After a couple of years, Cathy joined Terry at Block and she also developed a strong desire to improve her Tax skills. She additionally taught the Basic Tax Class and started a course of study which culminated in testing and passing the IRS test which resulted in her being certified as an ”Enrolled Agent”. Only Lawyers, Certified Public Accountants, and Enrolled Agents can represent people when dealing with the IRS.
In 2003, Terry and Cathy decided to leave H & R Block to operate their own business. They bought a franchise and opened EXPRESSTAX on Northside Drive in Valdosta. The business grew for them and two years later they opened another office on Baytree Drive with Cathy managing the office on Baytree and Terry managing the office at Northside Drive. During the 2009 Tax Year, they became unhappy with the support they were getting from their franchise and decided to terminate the relationship. They reorganized as TC Tax Service, closed the Baytree office and started out the 2010 Tax Season as TC Tax Service.
Terry retired from the Air Force at Moody AFB Georgia in 1986 after 25 years service. He served 11 years as an Enlisted Member and 14 years as a Commissioned Officer. He retired at the rank of Major. Income Tax had been interesting to him since he worked with taxes during his time in the Air Force and he also taught an Income Tax Class once as an Adjunct Teacher while stationed at RAF Lakenheath England. After retiring from the Air Force, he managed Country Clubs for a number of years, and ended up in Rochester New York. He left the country club there and worked for a year with one of the major tax preparation firms for a year. He and his wife Cathy moved back to Valdosta GA and Terry continued working with a major tax firm for a few more years. During that period Cathy joined him and also discovered that she loved the tax business. Terry and Cathy eventually decided to open their own business and in 2003 they went into business for themselves. The first few years they were affiliated with a Franchise, Expresstax, but in the beginning of 2010 they changed the name of their business to TC Tax Service and became an independent company. Terry has a Degree in Business from The University of Nebraska and a Master of Science Degree in Management from Troy State University.
Cathy was born in Belleville, IL at Scott AFB. Her father was in the Air Force so she moved quite a bit in her early years. She spent some of her early years in Argentina, South America, but basically grew up in Montgomery, Alabama and remained there until she and Terry married in 1974. Cathy joined Terry when he worked with a Tax Firm in Valdosta and quickly realized that she also loved the Tax Business. She taught the basic Tax Class several times and continued with her personal development. She studied for, and passed the IRS Test and was awarded the Title of Enrolled Agent by the Internal Revenue Service. Cathy and Terry celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary this past October,2013. They are the proud parents of 4 amazing sons, 4 grandsons and 1 precious granddaughter. Cathy received her Bachelor’s Degree from Troy State University.