Fireside was started by Timothy P. Singo in 2004 as a freelance paralegal business. Tim was very experienced in probate which primarily entailed dealing with the complicated taxes and accounting of estates. Over time more and more people relied on Tim to do their taxes and accounting. Tim discovered he loved doing this and had a talent for it. He has since attended additional courses obtaining an accounting degree in addition to his prior degrees. Today, Fireside Tax is dedicated to using state-of-the-art software and personal consultations to provide accurate returns and financial documents. We’re always growing our knowledgeable staff. In 2018, we added Connie Vogt, a full-time accountant with over a decade’s worth of experience preparing taxes, bookkeeping, and payroll. Our staff also includes Janet Singo, who handles payroll, and Ben Emerick, who works with billing for services provided to disabled persons.
Whether you’re a full-time employer, a sole-proprietor, a freelancer, or a retiree, Fireside Tax is fully staffed and equipped to help you. Schedule a consultation today!
Why the Fireplace?
I am often asked why I named my business Fireside and use a brick fireplace for a logo. The fireplace depicted in the logo is the fireplace in the home office that I started the business in. As I searched for a name that would invoke positive images of my business, I was sitting in this room dominated by a fireplace that I enjoyed very much. I often read books on a cold winter night with a fire burning as well as toasting marshmallows and s’mores with my wife and kids. The answer was obvious and using a digital camera I created the logo and named the business Fireside Services. I later renamed the business Fireside Tax to avoid confusion with a provider of fireplaces or a chimney sweep.
I then moved into the Canton Centre Mall and quickly realized something was missing. With a little creativity I constructed a stage prop fireplace. It made every move with me and today sits in the waiting room at my current location at 4945 West Tuscarawas Street which is across the street from Central Catholic High School and St. Joan of Arc.