Welcome to Stark Tax & Financial Service's website. We have been serving Stark County for over 60 years. Our website has been designed to help you learn more about us and our services available to you. We have also included additional resources to help you learn more about financial concepts such taxes, insurance, investing*, estate planning, and wealth preservation. Our website includes articles, investment*, retirement and tax calculators, slide presentations, and videos to help you better understand these financial concepts. Most importantly we hope you see the value of working with financial professionals to help you achieve your goals.
Stark Tax & Financial Service is a name you can trust. We are here to help educate you about the basic concepts of financial management. Stark Tax & Financial Service is trained to assist our customers in evaluating their own special circumstances and goals. Our capable team is trained to help you find the most suitable options.
Whether saving for retirement, preparing for a child’s education or purchasing a vacation home, the guidance of a professional Financial Consultant can provide the necessary guidance to help accomplish your objectives.
*These services are offered by Philip R. Harper, CPA, CFP® through his affilaiton with Avantax
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