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As a teenager Crystal read every book in the library on investment while living in a 17' trailer, officially homeless, and working three jobs. Within a year she saved a down payment, leveraged through stock investing, and bought her first house at age 21. She was a millionaire by 26, owning several businesses and a large real estate portfolio. Nobody could say clearly how much tax Crystal would owe when using various creative investment strategies. Curious about taxes, she pursued a tax educational program, then became an Enrolled Agent. In the process amassing an extensive knowledge in investment and small business tax laws. After being asked by many organizations to offer presentations and business support services Crystal has expanded her firm to offer a full line of tax and consulting services. Crystal's specialty is working with tech and social entrepreneurship businesses in their formation and growth stages. Together we can build a better world incorporating new technologies and business methods within existing systems for financial excellence.
Small Business Tax Guide
Small Business Tax Guide to Health Care
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Excerpt: What happens when you give your customers an outdated solution that doesn’t meet their needs? Chances are, they’ll find a new solution. But, what happens if your clients have no better options? As explained below, you’ll create frustrated clients. “Working in the tax field I see this issue all too often,” says Crystal Stranger, Read more about 6 major risks of ignoring legacy modernization – MRC[…]
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Excerpt: Going for a surety bond could subject your credit at risk according to Crystal Stranger of 1st Tax. “I would think that the bond companies would be much more likely to file against your credit or go into a collection process if there is damage,” she says. “Having a third party involved just complicates Read more about Security Deposit Alternatives: Money Savers or Money Drainers? – See more at: http://www.trulia.com/blog/security-deposit-alternatives-money-savers-or-money-drainers – Trulia[…]
Excerpt: Have airlines gone too far? Have they cut service to the point that no one wants to fly anymore? Some travelers say yes. Crystal Stranger, an accountant from Honolulu, reached her breaking point when United Airlines — which she describes as “the worst airline ever for traveling with small children” — first charged for Read more about Have Air Travelers Reached Their Breaking Point Yet? – Huffington Post[…]
Excerpt: Complications for Practitioners? One enrolled agent said that while the idea of ending NTEU representation at the IRS might appeal to some, the consequences could further impair tax practitioners’ ability to serve their clients. “I can understand the draw of de-unionizing the workforce, in that with lower wages and benefits, it would be possible Read more about Tax Community Questions Proposal to End IRS Union Representation- Tax Notes Today[…]
Excerpt: Crystal Stranger, an accountant from Honolulu, reached her breaking point when United Airlines — which she describes as “the worst airline ever for traveling with small children” — first charged for her checked stroller and then dinged her for overweight baggage as well. “We had to take all our bags apart and re-pack” for Read more about Gripes about air travel have some people swearing off certain carriers- Washington Post[…]
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