4th Generation Michelle O'Neal Irby ~ 1985 - Current
I am president of O'Neal Tax Service, and have over 32 years experience in tax preparation. I began my career in the family business during college doing basic office work, then moved to working on state tax returns while Dad prepared the federal returns. I also helped at Universal Tax Service and Tax Teller offices during tax seasons preparing returns and converting returns for electronic filing when E-File first became available.
I am a North County High School Graduate and attended Mineral Area College & UMSL. I majored in business management with an emphasis in accounting & Finance. I am also Securities licensed for series 6,7,62 & 63 & services/manages many retirement accounts for people.
One of the things that separates our office from other tax offices is the overall tax & financial strategizing that we offer our clients. Because of my retirement investments knowledge and my tax experience, I can advise clients in areas to help reduce taxes now and at retirement time.
4th Generation Michael T. O'Neal ~ 1999 - Current
I am a 1990 graduate of North County High School and I attended Southwest Missouri State University. I have been working in the family business since 1999. I average around 1,200 tax returns a year at my desk and see a lot of different things. I have been told I have exceptional customer service skills and take my part in the family business very seriously, and am proud to carry the family legacy forward in a positive manner.
I also do a lot of marketing work with advertising and keeping people informed on social media. I am also the Chief Elf with Building and pulling the floats for the office in the local Christmas Parades.
Our family legacy that was entrusted with us, along with the trust of our clients is very important to me. We work hard every year to provide a 1st class service for everyone.
Thank you all for your continued support and business each year !
4th Generation Laurie O'Neal Winckel ~ 1978 - Current
I am a 1981 graduate from Desoto High School and attended Mineral Area College after that. I am married with 3 kids & have 3 Grandchildren. I started working in the office doing copy work for my parents when I was 15 and doing state returns after that for years.
I have worked off and on in the business since 1978 and went full time in 2000. I prepare income taxes and am also the office manager. I enjoy helping all of the customers, especially the really nervous ones. When we get to the bottom line and they are getting a refund it is great to see the look on their faces. People compare us to going to see the dentist, but we are usually painless. Come in and see us, you will be VERY satisfied with our office and service.
3rd Generation Carla O'Neal ~ 1969 - Retired
Carla began her career with us in 1969 after marrying Robert. She evolved into preparing state tax returns back in the hand written days. She has been the backbone of our business working behind the scenes making sure everything happened in the order it needed to be done. When the office switched from handwritten to computerized in the early 80's, she was in charge of making sure all of the returns were sent electronically and all administrative duties during her tenure. Carla has since retired from the day to day duties of the business, but still maintains majority ownership and does many of the back office tasks needed to keep things running smoothly.
This is our current staff, however there have been countless family members from nieces, nephews & outside friends along the way. Some have moved on with their lives and others are still very much a part of what we do. Without them we would not be able to work our magic each tax season. Please be courteous to them on the phone and when you see them in our office.