About Us

Our History

In 1992, A1 Tax Service was founded by Sue Allen and began serving Henderson as a locally owned income tax service firm.

Since 2001, Jason P. Perry, the current owner and President of A1 Tax Service, has worked for the company by providing tax and payroll services throughout the Tri-State.

Jason bought the company in 2012, and strives to provide convenient, reasonable, and accurate tax services to meet the needs of his clients.

 

The A1 Team
Jason Perry
Owner & President
Jason’s family moved to Henderson in 1989 when his father took a position with the Accuride Corporation. After completing high school and a short stint at the Henderson Community College, he moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas where he attended the University of Arkansas. Jason moved back to Henderson in 1998 when he became engaged to his high school sweet heart April. Jason and April have two children Abbie and Jake. Jason has held management positions with the Kmart and Wal-Mart Corporations, and was a district sales rep for one of the nation’s largest food brokers, Cross Mark. Jason began work at A-1 in 2001 and purchased it in 2011. Since then he continues to strive to provide the quality service and prices that A-1 has been known for in Henderson. In his spare time along with April does event catering and he also competes in professional BBQ contests in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.
Sue Allen
Enrolled Agent
Sue moved to Henderson with her husband John forty-five years ago and have raised three children together here. For more than thirty-five years Sue has been in the tax preparation industry. During that time she worked for one of the largest tax preparation companies, for a CPA, self-employed, as well as an owner in both a partnership and a small corporation. Sue has also taught several tax preparation courses, including teaching a tax class at Ivy Tech for two years. Since 1993 Mrs. Allen has been an Enrolled Agent with the IRS, a requirement for representing taxpayers before the IRS.
Brian Canter
Tax Preparer & Bookkeeper
Brian is a veteran who served ten years in the US Air Force. Upon leaving the AF, Brian went into retail management with Kroger and then Dollar General. Brian left the world of retail in 2012 and joined the A1 team in 2013 after completing the H&R Block tax course. Brian has been married to Janet for 21 years and they have three children. In his spare time Brian and Janet present Laugh Your Way to A Better Marriage seminars to church and other groups throughout the Tri-State area and are actively involved with their church in Henderson. Brian graduated from Henderson County High in 1979 prior to enlisting in the USAF. Brian enjoys cooking, reading, sports, and has been part of this community since moving back here in 2002.
Chris Allen
Tax Preparer & Bookkeeper
Lisa Morris
Bookkeeper & Receptionist
Vickie Clement
Receptionist
Abigail Perry
Receptionist
Abigail started her career at A1 Tax Service in the summer of 2000. She was responsible for entertaining clients while they were waiting for Sue to complete work for them. She also provided stress relief through cuddling, smiling and cooing. She left A1 to pursue her education at Methodist Hospital Preschool and East Heights Elementary. She returned in 2013 in her current position. She is currently taking Accounting 1 at Henderson County High School in hopes of expanding her job duties.
Jacob Perry
Custodian
Jacob joined the A1 family in the Summer of 2003. He provided entertainment for clients and stress reduction for both Jason and Sue as they went about their job duties. However, as tax season approached it was time for him to make a career change. He left his position at A1 for an environment that provided more opportunity for movement. He graduated from Methodist Hospital Preschool in 2008 and East Heights Elementary in 2014. He rejoined A1 Tax Service in 2013 in his current position. Our hope is his job duties will help increase his appreciation of a clean home environment and the necessity of picking up after yourself.