A relative referred me to Cochran Tax Service so I decided to give them a try. Needless to say, the results were much, much better than in any of my previous years. Linda asked pertinent questions and gave me information about deductions that I was unaware about pertaining to my business. I was very excited to get the results for 2009, any even more so with the results from the amended returns for the last 3 years (refunds from overpaid taxes because of an error she discovered on those returns). It goes without saying, that from now on the Cochran firm will be getting my business. Thanks for all the excellent help.

Earl Sparks

Construction Business

I feel confident that that you are knowledgeable and your personal integrity gives me an assurance that you are trustworthy. Your prices are affordable and the hours of business make it easy to find an appointment time.

Renee Lewis

I am very pleased with my experience with Cochran Tax Service. Linda is amazing. She has saved me hundreds of dollars by noticing and pursuing areas where I unknowingly paid too much tax, resulting in a greater refund. Another tax preparer told me that Linda Cochran is the best. My experience with her reinforces that opinion.

Susan Tinti

My returns are thorough, accurate, & with reminders of items I may have overlooked, saving me hundreds of dollars. I have referred many family members and friends to Linda and am so confident in her services to refer my own clients to her. They keep going back to her year after year.

Julie Lengyel


In my lifetime I’ve had my taxes prepared by many and Linda is one of if not the best. The following are just a few of the reasons: a. Not rushed - she gives as much time as needed, prompt responses to telephone calls, c. on time for appointments. I retired in 1999 & I owed the IRS every year until I met Linda. I went from owing $2,000 to $3,500 every year to receiving substational refunds every year now.

Gerald Pate

Linda found a big mistake that my former accountant had made that cost me thousands of dollars that I could have used during the last 10 years instead of the government. That’s when I knew I had the right accountant to do my personal and business taxes. I want to THANK YOU for helping me. I have told all my family, friends, coworkers, and customers about you. I would recommend your services for any business owner or person looking to have their taxes done.

Dave Cheza

Hair Salon

The last few years we had our taxes prepared by one of the companies that we all see on TV. Unfortunately, we normally end up owing the IRS and we just pray for the damage to be as minimal as possible. When she prepared our taxes she found a large deduction for depreciation that had not been taken for the past several years which saved us thousands of tax dollars and we ended up getting a refund that year. We will certainly be back next year

Lori Pacheco

In-Home Daycare

The first year that I switched to Cochran Tax service I saved over $3000 over the previous year when I had a CPA do my taxes. I know when I call Cochran Tax Service for all my tax and payroll questions that I will get an expert & timely answer. I expect it would have cost me at least $1000 in tax breaks to utilize someone else. I feel confident in referring people who are in the ministry to Linda because she will work on their behalf to get them every legal break possible.

Tad Martin

Minister, Alpena, MI

Linda is personable, efficient, & professional. After 20 years of using her service, I can’t imagine going anywhere else.

Laura Seymore

Cochran Tax Service helped us receive back taxes due us that were overlooked by our other tax service. They also helped clarify deductions that I can take a minister. She listened to our concerns and helped us make appropriate decisions.

Lonnie Braswell

Minister, Taylor, MI