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When it comes to the world of taxes, preparation and planning go a LONG way. We have the expertise and knowledge you are looking for in a tax professional and can help you navigate your options.

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Tax Preparation

Stop missing out on potential deductions that could be saving you big money!

Tax Planning

Real strategies and solutions to help you minimize your IRS liability.

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Michael Essick’s Essentials On Small Business Insurance Coverage

"Go start a business!" they said. "It'll be fun and you'll make a lot of money!" they said. "FLEXIBILITY!" "BE YOUR OWN BOSS." But then ... well, you are your own boss now. And there are so. many. things. to think about...

Michael Essick’s Thanksgiving Thank You To San Antonio, Boerne, Texas hill country Business Owners

It's Thanksgiving week, which definitely seems to have come too fast this year. Because of the holiday, things are a bit slower -- but not by much. With so many changes for the business owner in this year's tax code, we're having lots of conversations with...

IRS Form 4852: Michael A. Essick, CPA, PLLC Explains the Substitute for the W-2

 Word on the tax professional "street" is that tax filing numbers are down across the board so far. That is from data released by software providers (though this year, of all years, I simply don't understand why somebody would use software), as well as overall...

Michael Essick’s Seven Negative Results And Six Painful Consequences For Unfiled Tax Returns

The IRS just began receiving tax returns this week, and Tax Preparers all over the nation are cranking and grooving along, finding all kinds of savings on behalf of clients ... as well as chomping at the bit to help them on THIS year's taxes. The buzz around the tax...

Effectively Using Your San Antonio, Boerne, Texas hill country Company’s CRM For Sales Management

Well, before I dive into today's dose of real world business strategy, you should know that as I write on Monday, the IRS has begun receiving filed federal tax returns. That means things are about to get real. Now, for our San Antonio, Boerne, Texas hill country...

Michael Essick on Patterns and Habit, via Parable

Last week I wrote about worry, and this week ... well, the summer is fully upon us, and as things get hotter, some days I come into the office and with the intensity of the heat causing sleepiness, I occasionally find myself a little stuck. Can you relate? You see,...

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...

Michael Essick’s Reflections On Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation While Our Country Is In Chaos

Is it just me, or does it feel like Thanksgiving week arrived suddenly this year? And how did it get here so fast? With so many momentous events over the past few weeks (elections, shootings, wildfires, and more), it feels a bit surreal -- and incongruous, even -- to...

A Basic Mid-Year Tax Planning Method for San Antonio Taxpayers

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend an educational conference in Tucson this past weekend, and it poured heavy rains and the weather was cooler. Because we are right in the thick of summer, it's tempting to just sit back and hit the cruise control for the next...

Getting Your Mental State Out Of Fear And Anxiety By Michael Essick

I might be wrong, but I get the sense that many of my friends and clients in San Antonio, Boerne, Texas hill country are getting wiser about the dangers of our digital age.Because they are, indeed, quite real.There is a famous clip of an interview with NYT-bestselling...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.
But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!