PEOPLES TAX SERVICE INC. has been serving Spartanburg County since 1982. We moved to our 426 E. Blackstock Rd. location in 2009. We are here to meet your needs by giving you what you want from a tax company, and to help you avail yourself of the tax laws to reduce your taxes to the lowest level possible. We have harnessed the tools needed to help you take advantage of the tax laws to your benefit.
FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
John F. Peoples, Jr. wanted to do something in his life that would personify an image of himself. While working in the restaurant industry he realized that he had a knack for numbers. He read the book “Entrepreneur Today” and noticed it listed tax preparation as an ideal home based business. In 1981 he enrolled in a correspondence course for tax preparation from the National Tax Training School in New York. He passed the course, and in 1982 he prepared 7 tax returns for clients from a bedroom at his home that had been turned into an office.
In 1983 Mr. Peoples moved to Atlanta, GA and went to work for H&R Block for 3 years. In 1986 he returned back to Spartanburg where he found himself with a client base of over 50 customers. The modest bedroom office was no longer adequate, so he moved to his living room and purchased his first computer. In 1988 he became a notary, and by 1991 his client base had grown to over 300. After further expansion into the kitchen, Mr. Peoples knew that to better serve his clients, and please his wife, he needed a retail location for People’s Tax Service, Inc.
The perfect location was located on Spartanburg’s busy West side on East Blackstock Rd. He relocated to the small office space, and in 1996 continued to grow his business by adding the office space next door to the original office. In 1997 his second location on Chesnee Highway was added to serve the northern part of Spartanburg county, and in 1999 the third location was opened in Woodruff, SC. In order to better serve his Spartanburg clients, Mr. Peoples merged his two Spartanburg offices into one at the E. Blackstock Rd. location.
In his ever expanding vision for Peoples Tax Service, Inc., Mr. Peoples looks forward to continued growth of his company. He believes in setting a good example for his employees and being a role model. When it comes to his clients he knows that “as long as you give people what they want – a good product and service – then you can’t help but be successful.”