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HowCo Business Services turns 40

HowCo Business Services celebrates 40 years of operation in Newton County this year. The business first began providing tax and accounting services to the Newton and Rockdale county areas in 1974, and has continued to do so for the last four decades.

“HowCo” is named after its founders, John Howard and Ben Cooper. The company is now operated by Tracy and Victoria Sewell, a husband and wife team who are the first certified public accountants to own the business.

The Sewells are former Internal Revenue Service agents. Tracy Sewell earned a master’s degree in taxation while serving in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service. The couple has also worked for Atlanta firms, including Deloitte, BDO Seidman and Grant Thornton, where they assisted companies, ranging in size from start-ups to multi-billion partnerships, with tax issues and compliance needs.

After starting their own CPA firm in 2001, the Sewells acquired HowCo Business Services in 2006. The business is located at 5215 U.S. Highway 278 in Covington.

Services provided include accounting, payroll processing and tax reporting, personal and business income tax preparation, multi-state income tax preparation, business start-up assistance, sales taxes, business personal property taxes and tax representation.

To learn more, visit www.howcocpa.com.