Marine Veteran of Two Tours in Iraq and Purple Heart Recipient Joseph Sharpe, CPA, Returns to Sharpe Family Firm and Opens Sharp Payroll, Inc.

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After two tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine, receiving the Purple Heart, and working in one of the ‘Big Four’ accounting firms, Joseph Sharpe, CPA, joins his father, step-mother, and nephew at the Sharpe Family Companies to start Sharp Payroll, Inc. The Sharpe Family Companies have been providing tax, accounting and payroll services for over 50 years. This special background enables them to better serve the payroll needs of local businesses by providing payroll services that track tax credits and include other HR-related payroll-tracking functions. Their new company, Sharp Payroll, Inc. will allow them to expand these services to serve businesses from 5 to 5000 employees.

Sharp Payroll, Inc. is focused on the business of processing payroll for a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors.

Sharp Payroll, Inc., a Sharpe Family Company

“We started Sharp Payroll, Inc. to show our clients how to make their businesses more profitable by addressing employee compliance issues, hidden tax liabilities and looming pitfalls,” said Joseph Sharpe.

The Sharpe Family Companies are proud to introduce Sharp Payroll Inc, a new business expanding the payroll services previously offered as part of Total Income Tax, the family’s other business focused on providing income tax and business accounting services. Joseph Sharpe, CPA, who also serves Total Income Tax as Vice President, will serve as President of Sharp Payroll, Inc. The decorated Marine veteran will help Sharp Payroll develop the payroll services it offers, leveraging their tax knowledge to find state and federal tax credits that clients are currently not taking advantage of. This is a service typically not offered by competing payroll companies.

“We started Sharp Payroll, Inc. to show our clients how to make their businesses more profitable by addressing employee compliance issues, hidden tax liabilities and looming pitfalls,” said Joseph Sharpe. “These are the things that add or subtract profits from every business. We can provide these services for all sizes of business, from five to 5,000 employees.”

Sharp Payroll begins each business relationship by helping its client determine which payroll services are the best fit for their business and budget. Sharp Payroll offers every customer a written, six-part money-back guarantee:
1.    100% Service Satisfaction Guarantee
2.    Payroll Conversion Guarantee
3.    On-Time Payroll Processing Guarantee
4.    100% Accuracy Guarantee
5.    No Payroll Tax Penalty Guarantee
6.    One-Hour Callback Guarantee
Sharp provides free quotes through its website, http://www.sharppayroll.com/

Joseph Sharpe recently returned to the Sharpe Family Companies, joining William Sharpe, President of Total Income Tax and Joseph’s nephew, his father Bill Sharpe, CEO of the Sharpe Family Companies, and Deborah Sharpe, Tax Manager and Bill’s wife, in the family businesses. His father Bill Sharpe is excited to see his son ‘take the reins’ of Sharp Payroll. “Joseph is proving himself to be the right person to build our payroll processing services,” Bill stated. “He is young and dynamic with a strong financial and accounting background — his background makes him a person that other entrepreneurs can relate to and with whom they will enjoy doing business. We are excited that he has joined the family company to build this business.”

About Joseph Sharpe
Joseph’s journey back to working in the family business was a long one. After graduating from high school in 2001, Joseph served his country for four years as a Marine, including two tours of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom during 2003 and 2004, where he earned the Purple Heart during his second tour. While in Iraq Joseph organized a candy and soccer ball drive involving many people in Peoria, who generously donated these items, which were shipped to Joseph to use with children in Iraq. Joseph was stationed at Camp Pendleton while in the U.S.

In December 2008, Joseph graduated from Bradley University, simultaneously earning his bachelors and masters of accountancy. While working for PricewaterhouseCoopers as an Assurance Associate for two years, Joseph became a CPA. During that time, Joseph was also elected Commander of the Amvets Post 64 in Peoria — his Post boasts the highest membership of any Illinois Amvets. He is now serving his second 1-year term as commander of this all-volunteer organization, which describes its mission as “veterans serving veterans and the community.”

About Sharp Payroll
Sharp Payroll, Inc. is focused on the business of processing payroll for a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors. Its mission is to provide the best payroll service available, hire people who care about each client’s business and have an eye toward saving money for each client. Sharp Payroll, Inc. is “A Sharpe Family Business” — the Sharpe family has been helping central Illinois residents with their taxes, accounting and payroll for over 50 years. Find out more about Sharp Payroll, Inc. at http://www.sharppayroll.com

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