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Eck, Schafer & Punke, LLP is a firm of highly experienced professionals with a common philosophy in the way we do business. Our focus is to provide thoughtful, experienced, proactive service in a timely manner at a reasonable price.

Our clients achieve peace-of-mind from confidence their real life, after tax financial success will help them to keep the promises they have made to themselves and to those they love.

We are pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2014, the accounting firm of Perrino & Associates, P.C. has merged their practice with Eck, Schafer & Punke, LLP.  As a result of the merger Mario Perrino has been admitted as a partner with the firm and Heather McKinney joins as a senior manager.

Perrino & Associates, P.C. was founded in Springfield, IL in 1982 by Mario Perrino.  Mario is widely regarded as one of the premier tax practitioners in Central Illinois.  The firm has expanded through the years to include a professional staff of 7 and an office administrator.  In addition to providing traditional monthly bookkeeping services, the firm has an extensive tax planning and compliance practice serving health care and other professionals  as well as a strong commercial, not-for-profit and governmental audit practice.  

Eck, Schafer & Punke, LLP began its professional practice in 1994.  Our growth over the past 20 years has been largely internal, coming from referrals from our clients and other professionals.  The growth and development of our professional staff has evolved in a similar manner.  We have attracted high-caliber, dedicated professionals and consistently invested in their training, growth and development.  In short, our strength is our people.

With our combined resources and talent, the breadth of our experience, advisory capabilities and services has widened.  We look forward to visiting with you and discussing the strengths of our firm in more depth in the weeks and months to come.  

Our CPA and CFP professionals provide the framework and advice to: identify goals, opportunities and potential pitfalls; implement appropriate tax-advantaged solutions; measure progress towards reaching those goals and make adjustments as necessary.

Please take time to review the newsletter articles we have available on recent tax law changes or try some of the interactive financial tools we have included for your convenience.  A member of our staff will be happy to assist you with any questions you have.

We look forward to helping you meet challanges and take advantage of opportunities in the year ahead. If you have friends or family who could benefit from our service, please pass our name along to them.

If you are trying to register for the MAY 10, 2014 FAT ASS 5K & STREET PARTY FOR CHARITY please click on the "Links" button at left. We are very proud to have helped raise over $165,000 for charity with the 2013 event and over $525,000 to date.

As always, please contact us if you have questions or need assistance.

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