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Where Do Our Tax Dollars Go? Michael Essick Breaks It Down

Before I get to your tax dollars, and where they went, I have a couple thoughts for you.We're still settling down from the flurry of last week and the passing of the April 15th deadline. There were MANY more procrastinators this year than in years past, in my opinion...

Four Key Steps For Effective Customer Care By Michael Essick

As "customer service" goes, I can guarantee that you (and YOUR customers too, btw) have multiple stories of San Antonio, Boerne, Texas hill country businesses or organizations that have massively bungled the encounter.For instance, anyone who calls the IRS directly --...

Spending Money From Tax Refunds Wisely By Michael Essick

Just about one month left before the tax deadline. As the parents say, the days are long, but the months are fast.And as we tax pros say, the days are long, and the days are long.But that's simply because we've been getting to do some meaty, fun tax preparation work...

Michael Essick’s Three Big Tax Scams And How To Beware

Now we're cooking with gas.After weeks of reports that refunds were down, last week's data from the IRS shows a new trend. Although overall quantity of refunds are down, now the average refund is up 1.9%. After so many headlines to the contrary, I suppose that...

Michael Essick’s Updated Tax Preparation Checklist for 2019

Tax season 2019 is inexorably moving forward. We now have less than two months before personal federal taxes are due. Which, of course, means that it's time to get started if you haven't yet done so already. I'm here today with a large checklist that you...

Michael Essick’s Second Key To Wealth Building

Believe it or not, we have less than two months before federal taxes are due. Yikes. We have been meeting with so many San Antonio, Boerne, Texas hill country clients (including a fair number of new ones, thanks to YOUR referrals -- keep them coming!), finding so many...