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Meet Michael Salazar of Max Your Tax Inc in Coral Gables

Today we’d like to introduce you to Michael Salazar.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve been a tax specialist since 2009, this upcoming season will be my 11th tax season practicing. I specialize in personal tax prep, corporate tax prep, and accounting. I first got my start working for another company which I helped launch from the start, two years ago, I decided to quit and open my own company and the majority of my clients happily followed. Since then, my career has skyrocketed! I am also a Real estate professional, I currently hang my license with Lifestyle International Realty. I specialize in residential, commercial and investments. I do several fixes and flips a year. And that has been for the past five years. Both of my businesses flow together, my existing clients from the tax office turn into homeowners year after year. That also brings other business opportunities, I do a lot of small business development, consulting, mentoring, I am also a certified tax preparation instructor. One more thing, I have two other projects I am working on for 2020, a clothing line for women, men and children, and a cosmetics line as well which I plan to merge with skincare for men later on.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Working with thousands of clients in just three months is never going to be smooth, but I’ve been doing this so long, it’s second nature to me and my client’s best interest is what matters. If the client is happy, that means everything to me. When I left the company I used to work for, that was probably the biggest struggle I had. They sent a letter to all the clients basically defaming me and this letter was full of lies. I proceeded to file a lawsuit, which we settled out of court but the original press release, I did to try to clear my name is still out there, if you google my name. Shortly after that, everyone realized they know me and I am a trusted professional and knew this letter was all lies and they were just upset, I left and clients followed. Now, regarding real estate, there is never an easy closing, I close several deals a month and there is always a bumpy road when it comes to closing on a property. But the fact I get to put my clients in their dream home or their first home makes it all worth it at the end of the day. I’m so grateful I get several phone calls a week from people just saying “Michael, I want to buy a house with you, how do we get started?” It makes all the struggles feel like minor things.

Please tell us about Max Your Tax Inc – what should we know?
At Max Your Tax Inc., we specialize in personal tax preparation, Corporate tax preparation, Amendments, IRS disputes, and full-service payroll and bookkeeping. What makes me proud of my business is the fact I started it from scratch not knowing what was going to happen in the middle of a lawsuit, but I kept doing what I’ve always done and it was a huge success. I believe what sets me apart from others in my industry is that I’m more than a tax firm, when you walk in through my door, you expect to see me, talk to me and do business with me and that’s exactly what happens on a daily basis. I’m pretty much “the business” and that goes the same for all of my real estate transactions.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
A positive attitude is first. No matter how stressful your day can be, when I meet with a client, it’s showtime! And I have to perform to the best of my abilities. I believe my most important characteristic is that I love to help others, when I see, I helped a client achieve a goal and get what they were looking for, that means everything to me. A lot of my friends, family, and clients call me the “problem solver.” I love to help and find a solution.

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Luis Novoa

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