• Sales tax preparation and filing
  • Payroll preparation and reporting 
  • Income tax preparation for individuals (any state)
  • Income tax preparation for corporations,  (any state)
  • Income tax preparation for partnerships  (any state)
  • Income tax preparation for trusts  (any state)
  • Income tax preparation for not-for-profits
  • Trust accounting
  • IRS audits
  • IRS offer in compromise
  • Entity choice
  • Tax planning for individuals
  • Tax planning for business
  • Financial statements for businesses
  • Personal financial statements
  • Special projects
  • Estate tax returns and accounting filings 
  • Bankruptcy tax filings and analysis
  • ​Business advisor

OUR COMPANY AT A GLANCE

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History:

I received an honorable discharge from the Navy in 1972. I used the GI bill to attend and graduate from Illinois State University with a  BS in  accounting (1977). From college, I worked with a local firm performing audits of banks, credit unions and savings & loans for seven years. I started Speckman & Associates, CPA's in 1986.  I developed an appreciation for taxes. To this end, I attended DePaul University (Chicago) and graduated with Masters in Taxation Degree in 1988.

Debra K. Cole, CPA, MAS

Born in Rockford, Illinois. I grew up on a farm outside of Durand, Illinois and attended Durand high school. I received a bachelors degree in accounting from Rockford College. Upon graduation in 1988 I worked for a local firm in Rockford that later merged with a national firm. I sat and passed the CPA exam in 1988. In 1991, I joined Speckman & Associates CPA's and have worked here ever since. I attended Northern Illinois University and received a Masters in Accounting Science with a specialization in Tax. As a CPA, I have attended 40 hours of continuing education each year.

Speckman & Associates, CPA's


Here at Speckman & Associates, CPA's, we are dedicated to you and all your different tax and accounting needs.


We've been around for over 29 years. We are members of the AICPA. As CPA's, we attend 40 hours of continuing education each year.


Our most important goal is making you a happy, life-long customer. 
 

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Harry W. Speckman, CPA, MST

Born and grew up in Joliet, Illinois.  After high school at Joliet West, I joined the Navy in 1969. With a honorable discharge, I used the GI bill to attend Illinois State University and received a bachelors degree in accounting.  Upon graduation, I worked with a local firm performing audits of financial institutions.  I became self employed in 1986 and developed as a tax accountant. On my own, I attended De Paul University and received a Master in Taxation degree.  As a CPA, I have attended  40 hours per year of continuing education each year.

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