Rocket at 25: would you frame a tax filing?
The yearly March 15 corporate tax deadline is coming soon. While this can be a stressful time for people running a new company, it can also be an opportunity to take stock of how the business is doing and reflect on the previous year. John Benoit, Rocket’s Senior Director of Tax and Treasury, recently dug up Rocket’s very first tax filing from 1991, which covers the initial months of the company’s existence.
For a B2B business, this document is similar to the framed dollar bills you see behind the counter at many restaurants–a sign that you are actually building products that other companies want to buy. Rocket’s initial filing reflects the company’s first very first sale of a product CEO Andy Youniss coded in his home office. Andy even recalls writing up the invoice at his kitchen table, stuffing it into an envelope, and posting it from the mailbox in front of his house.
With over 1,200 employees and offices around the world, Rocket is obviously a much bigger company in 2015. But even something as mundane as a tax filing helps to serve as a reminder of how far the company has come since those early days. Be sure to check back next Thursday for another installment in our Rocket at 25 series.