Tax CEO with Sergio Sanchez on Fox News Radio

Tax CEO with Sergio Sanchez on Fox News Radio


>>Sergio: So, let’s
talk about tax reform. We’ve talked plenty on this show about the potential
benefits of a flat tax, so I’m gonna bring onto
the show an expert, who has done quite well, I understand. Mario Costanz, my guest
right now at 710 KURV, a true rags to riches story. Mario, it’s a pleasure and honor, thanks for giving us a
few minutes this morning. Tell me a little bit about yourself. I understand you were a
New York City trash guy, at one time.>>Mario: I sure was, started at the bottom and
worked my way up in life, and now the CEO of a national franchise that provides tax preparation services and income opportunities. Believe it or not, I started the business while I was still also picking up garbage as a New York City sanitation worker, and started out preparing
taxes for other workers there, and people, my friends,
family, and coworkers, eventually got myself a small office and started to expand. I’ve been in the business
for 13 years now, I’ve had multiple locations
across the country, I’ve bought and sold up to 99
locations across the country.>>Sergio: How did you get
certified as a tax preparer? Did you use one of those… Jackson-Hewitt, H&R Block, what did you do?>>Mario: I just took a local class and learned a little about the tax code, and took it from there.>>Sergio: Aad that’s how you started, and now you’re building, what? Tell me about your tax
preparation business empire.>>Mario: We launched
Happy Tax Franchising, where we’re giving ordinary
Americans, just like I was, the opportunity to start
their own business, in many cases without quitting their jobs, just like I did–
>>Yeah.>>Mario: and have a little
side business to build up and once it’s successful, of course, if they choose to or want to, they can go and open up
their own tax office. And we have people coming
on from across the country to be part of it, and its really exciting. We have a lot of prospective franchisees that we’re talking to right now, and we’re gonna have a very
strong presence in Texas.>>Sergio: Very nice, okay. How and why are you
different from other places?>>Mario: The other types of
franchises in the industry typically require their
franchisees to open up an office, and that’s a risky
lease they need to sign, they need to go and
hire costly empoloyees. The other difference, big difference, is they employ preparers to do the returns and, in many cases,
they offer tax classes, and they give as little
as five days tax training. And, believe it or not, those are the people doing taxes– (Sergio laughing)>>- at many of these
retail establishments.>>Sergio: Scary. That is scary. Are you territory exclusive, or are you the Subway of tax preparation, where you got Subways popping
up all over the place, we’re gonna see Happy Tax franchises popping up all over the place?>>Mario: You will see that nationally, we’re a national company. The difference here with us is that all of our returns
are prepared by licensed CPAs, so we have a franchisee who
goes out and meets with clients, anytime, anywhere, at a patent pending technology
that they use on a tablet to gather the information, then send it back to our
CPAs that work for us.>>Sergio: That is sweet.>>Mario: So they’re getting
a higher level of service–>>Sergio: Good idea pal, very good idea. And it’s not territory exclusive, you’re gonna see these services
provided everywhere, right?>>Mario: Yes, sir.>>Sergio: Now, lets
talk about a flat tax.>>Mario: I think a
flat tax can never work. Essentially, it’s a tax cut to the rich which you know the middle class ends up in the same place, if not worse. There’s no way for the
government to have a flat tax and make up the difference thorough cuts and additional revenue. You know, there’s 18
trillion dollars of debt in this country and the
thousands of individuals and businesses that I’ve
advised over the years, you would never tell someone
who has that much debt to bring in less revenue, which, essentially, is what any tax cut, especially a flat tax which would be a massive three
trillion dollar tax cut over the next 10 years would be.>>Sergio: Mario, where
do we get more information for your business or your publication, or any work you’re doing?>>Mario: Sure, you can find us online at GetHappyTax.com, once again, its GetHappyTax.com. We’d love to talk to anyone that’s interested in doing business, starting their own
entrepreneurial endeavor. You can always email me
at [email protected]>>Sergio: GetHappyTax.com. I’ll tell you what pal, you’re
gonna be hearing from me. I am married to an accountant, a professor at the university We’re gonna be giving you
a call here really soon. alright pal, you take care and a pleasure speaking to you, Mario.>>Mario: Have a wonderful day.

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