Our Story

Who is Sonrise TagsAndTax?

Sonrise TagsAndTax is a multi-faceted service organization based in Lebanon, PA. Income tax preparation, payroll processing, and notary services are the three cornerstones of the business. Sonrise is and always will be a family-owned business operated by Aaron, Kenneth, and Susan Shirk.

For a complete description of the services available from Sonrise, please browse through the various pages of our website. One of the distinguishing features of our business is Ken’s expertise in church and clergy tax matters. Be sure to visit the SERVICES page and read about this special aspect of our business. Our clergy clients are spread around the globe and our church clients span the northeastern US. No matter where you are, we’re ready and able to serve you from Lebanon, PA.

PHILOSOPHY

The entire staff at Sonrise Tags And Tax is dedicated to providing person-to-person service for each and every client. We place our emphasis on developing and strengthening personal relationships by pairing each client with an individual member of the Sonrise team.

Our mission is to brighten your day through our friendliness, our integrity, our professional expertise and our genuine interest in meeting your needs, resolving your problems, and earning your personal friendship.

Our goal is to provide you with such delightful service that you will become a lifelong client and a personal friend.

BACKGROUND

Sonrise Tags And Tax had its formal beginning back in 1973, when Ken first began to prepare income tax returns for a few friends and co-workers at his home in the quaint Lebanon County hamlet of Mt. Zion. That “moonlighting” continued until 1988, the year Ken began devoting his full attention to the growing enterprise. Payroll and financial planning services were added to the menu in 1988, with notary services following close behind. With the business showing steady growth through the 1990s, Ken’s son Aaron began to assume various responsibilities with the firm. After his high school graduation in 1997, Aaron became a full-time employee and in 2000 joined his parents as an owner of the firm. A second office, located in the City of Lebanon and managed by Aaron, opened in January 2001.

Adding our Lebanon City office enabled the Shirks to greatly expand their range of notary-related services and gave the well-established firm some fresh exposure in the business center of the Lebanon Valley. Aiming for recognition as the premier service of its kind in the area, each member of the Sonrise team is carefully chosen and trained to carry on the tradition of friendly service in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Due to continued growth at the Ninth Street location, a major expansion took place in 2007 which nearly doubled the size of the facility. The additional space allows the notary portion of the business to have its own quarters and affords more room and privacy for the income tax activity.

In January 2017, our double-duty Myerstown location opened to create more opportunities to serve the community; December 2017 included welcoming our Lebanon office on Cumberland Street for even more tax help.