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About Molen & Associates

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Molen & Associates is a tax, accounting and business development firm operating in the greater Houston area since 1980. We specialize in small business ownership challenges and those who work contract or are self-employed in any capacity. We work with many law enforcement professionals working contract security jobs, local real estate professionals and many others.

There are four values that to their core define Molen & Associates and our employees:

1. Services client above all else

2. Does the right thing

3. Shows unequivocal excellence

4. Questions to solve

These values were not chosen, rather they were discovered as core tenets of who we are and how we do business. When working with Molen & Associates, we know that your experience will be unique. After years of asking our clients what they love most about working with us, we’ve identified the three unique experiences you’ll have when working with our firm:

1. You will feel like family.

2. You will learn something new every time you see us.

3. You will both see and feel that our tax advisors and administrative staff members are passionately engaged in meeting your tax, financial and other business needs.

We know you will feel like family because we are a family owned and operated business and our core values are used to hire our entire team. This means that while we may not all be related; we share values the same way a family raised on these values would. If you share any or all our core values, then you will feel like family. At Molen & Associates we take a unique approach to hiring and training our tax advisors. We don’t just hire great accountants; we hire and train our people to have excellent interviewing skills and set expectations that they will share their knowledge about pertinent subjects with the people they work with. We know you will learn something new every time you come to see us. In fact, we guarantee you’ll learn something new every time you come to see us, or we’ll give you a 1-hour free consultation with one of our tax advisors to learn about the tax or financial subject of your choice.

Lastly, we know you will see and feel that our employees are passionately engaged as your tax advisor deftly navigates you through our proven process and teaches you fundamental tax principles that are commonly misunderstood. You will feel our employees emotional investment in your financial success.

If you were wondering about the cookies; we serve them every day fresh during tax season. So, when you come in for your appointment, you feel like you are at home. 

To accomplish the high level of service that our clients have come to expect from us, Molen & Associates utilizes the varied talents of all our staff. Each of them has identified their own “personal signature” for providing extra mile service to our clients. Although tax and financial matters can sometimes be daunting and unpleasant, our staff provides a comfortable and friendly atmosphere and you will find them to be extremely helpful and a delight to work with.

Leadership Team

Crystal Molen

CEO, Owner

Clark Boyd

COO

Kevin Molen

Advisory Manager

 

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Clarence Cooper

Operations Manager

 

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Tax & Advisory

Operations

Ward Molen

Senior Tax Advisor, EA, CMA, Owner

Susan Claybrook

Client Liaison, Accounting

Charles Steinmetz

Senior Tax Advisor

Sarah Molen

Quality Analysis Specialist

Yvonne Aranzeta

Senior Tax Advisor

Violet Ly

Client Advocate

Arthur Harrison III

Tax Advisor, Accounting

Carrolina Kizzee

Special Projects

Austin Long

Tax Advisor

Courtney Lewis

Professional Advocate

Hunter Lewis

Tax Advisor

Our History

The first clients of Molen & Associates came mainly from the law enforcement field. Word spread from officer to officer of Ward Molen’s tax service. Those clients came to the Molen home and watched cartoons with their children, while waiting for their tax appointment.

Now, 40 years later, Molen & Associates has expanded its client base to include those from many different professions. We are proud to say that our growth has been constant and steady. We attribute that growth to word of mouth referrals of our high quality product. Our business model of integrating tax and investment planning expertise, utilizing a “comprehensive picture” perspective, provides our clients with a clear advantage in these changing economic times.

In February of 2008 Molen & Associates reached a long anticipated milestone with the move into our own brand new office building. The same values-driven standards that established Molen & Associates in the Molen’s home, and that has continued through more than 40 years of business, provides the foundation for our new permanent business “home”.

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Dates to Remember

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The Cure for the Common Finances

For over 12 years of providing professional tax advice and helping my clients build financial vision, I’ve found there are three financial principles that are true for most people: The more you make, the more you spend. “Goals not written down are just wishes.”...

When should you amend your tax return?

For many taxpayers there is minimal information necessary to file their income taxes. Other taxpayers have multiple sources of income that must be reported, as well as various deductions and credits that must be considered. Regardless of which category you fall into...

Do I still need to bring my expenses to my tax appointment?

We have been getting this question a bit this year already and we would love to help clarify – at least in part. If I can separate ‘expenses’ into three main categories I can address each of them in a simpler manner. Personal expenses – which are things like mortgage...

Is my student loan deductible?

With secondary education costs on the rise, millions of taxpayers pay substantial amounts of interest on their student loan debt every year. 70% of U.S. college students use loans to pay for their education. The average student’s loan amounts to $37,000. Although the...

How Long Can the IRS Audit Me?

In most cases, the statute of limitations grants the IRS a period of up to three years in which to initiate an audit of a taxpayer. The three-year clock begins counting down from the latter of the following dates: The date on which the return was originally due.In...

I Just Got Notified of an Audit…Help!

Many fear the thought of receiving an IRS audit notice.  Because of this fear, our tax firm has often encountered clients that put off opening any IRS letters for the fear of being notified of an audit.  First, if you do receive an IRS audit notice, DO NOT PANIC. ...

Starting a Side Business?

Side Business Advice Are you currently working a full-time job, but have an entrepreneurial spirit and have always wanted to start a business of your own? You are not alone.  Today, more and more people pursue opportunities outside of their nine to five job.  From...

What happens if you don’t pay your taxes?

At some point everybody wonders what what will happen if they don’t pay their taxes. There are always consequences in society when rules and laws are broken. These consequences exercise justice and help society stay in order. So, what happens if you don’t pay your...

Your Payroll Compliance Checklist

When setting up payroll for your business, there are a few federal and state requirements that you will need to take care of. Payroll compliance isn’t a one-time task you can easily check off and remaining compliant is a big job. You must make sure your business is...

How to Run Your Payroll Through QuickBooks Online

Payroll is essential for most businesses, after all the main goal of a business is to make money, and any employee or contract worker has the same goal. Because of this, it is important to have a simple and reliable system to process your payroll. QuickBooks Online...

Networking Breakfast

Tuesday January, 28th

Come meet your next business connection and lean how you might be able and available to benefit each other. All are welcome

Educational Seminar

Thursday, January 30th 6-7:30pm

Come learn a little about taxes from the experts!

Needs Analysis

Free One Hour Consultation for any new business owner looking for an advisor to help them with their taxes or financials.

Latest News

The Cure for the Common Finances

For over 12 years of providing professional tax advice and helping my clients build financial vision, I’ve found there are three financial principles that are true for most people: The more you make, the more you spend. “Goals not written down are just wishes.”...

When should you amend your tax return?

For many taxpayers there is minimal information necessary to file their income taxes. Other taxpayers have multiple sources of income that must be reported, as well as various deductions and credits that must be considered. Regardless of which category you fall into...

Do I still need to bring my expenses to my tax appointment?

We have been getting this question a bit this year already and we would love to help clarify – at least in part. If I can separate ‘expenses’ into three main categories I can address each of them in a simpler manner. Personal expenses – which are things like mortgage...

Is my student loan deductible?

With secondary education costs on the rise, millions of taxpayers pay substantial amounts of interest on their student loan debt every year. 70% of U.S. college students use loans to pay for their education. The average student’s loan amounts to $37,000. Although the...

How Long Can the IRS Audit Me?

In most cases, the statute of limitations grants the IRS a period of up to three years in which to initiate an audit of a taxpayer. The three-year clock begins counting down from the latter of the following dates: The date on which the return was originally due.In...

I Just Got Notified of an Audit…Help!

Many fear the thought of receiving an IRS audit notice.  Because of this fear, our tax firm has often encountered clients that put off opening any IRS letters for the fear of being notified of an audit.  First, if you do receive an IRS audit notice, DO NOT PANIC. ...

Starting a Side Business?

Side Business Advice Are you currently working a full-time job, but have an entrepreneurial spirit and have always wanted to start a business of your own? You are not alone.  Today, more and more people pursue opportunities outside of their nine to five job.  From...

What happens if you don’t pay your taxes?

At some point everybody wonders what what will happen if they don’t pay their taxes. There are always consequences in society when rules and laws are broken. These consequences exercise justice and help society stay in order. So, what happens if you don’t pay your...

Your Payroll Compliance Checklist

When setting up payroll for your business, there are a few federal and state requirements that you will need to take care of. Payroll compliance isn’t a one-time task you can easily check off and remaining compliant is a big job. You must make sure your business is...

How to Run Your Payroll Through QuickBooks Online

Payroll is essential for most businesses, after all the main goal of a business is to make money, and any employee or contract worker has the same goal. Because of this, it is important to have a simple and reliable system to process your payroll. QuickBooks Online...

Dates to Remember

Networking Breakfast

Tuesday, January 28th 8:00am

Come meet your next business connection and lean how you might be able and available to benefit each other. All are welcome!

Educational Seminar

Thursday, January 30th 6-7:30pm

Come learn a little about taxes from the experts

Needs Analysis Consultation

Free One Hour Consultation for any new business owner looking for an advisor to help them with their taxes or financials.

Subscribe Now

LOCATION

11555 Champion Forest Dr.
Houston, TX 77066

info@molentax.com

Phone: (281) 440-6279

Fax: (281) 716-6000

 

Hours

Mon - 8:30am-5:00pm

Tues - 8:30am-5:00pm

Wed - 8:30am-5:00pm

Thurs - 8:30am-8:00pm

Fri - Sun - Closed

Building Relationships that Last Generations