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About Molen & Associates

Building Relationships That Last Generations…

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

Clarence Cooper

Operations Manager

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

Latest News

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

As a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act) passed by the Senate on Wednesday March 25, 2020 and passed by the House of Representatives and signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020 provides multiple avenues of relief...

Amending Your Tax Return – the How, Why and When

When should you amend your tax return? So, we are all on the same foot, amending your tax return is basically sending the IRS a new tax return, correcting errors made on the last tax return you filed for that year. You technically can amend more than once, but it is...

Coronavirus Relief Bill “Phase 3”

This is a summary of Phase 3 of the bill BEFORE it was published. Read more on the passed bill and what it means for your business here.   There is a lot going around the media and it is hard to stay up to date. One of the hardest things as a business owner is...

Coronavirus Relief Bill “Phase 2”

In addition to the extension of the tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020, the Emergency Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201), has now been signed into law by President Trump and takes effect April 2. It will remain effective until December 31,...

Small Business Coronavirus Resources: SBA Loans

This article was written before Phase 3 of the CARE Act was published. Read more on this here. There is a lot going around the media and it is hard to stay up to date. One of the hardest things as a business owner is getting access to good information. It is our...

How Can I Talk to a Live Agent at the IRS?

For many taxpayers the most frustrating part about doing their taxes is getting ahold of a real person at the IRS. The IRS is understaffed and unprepared to take on the daily volume of phone calls  they receive. Unfortunately, this has caused callers to struggle with...

What’s the Deal with the COVID-19 Tax Extension?

***EDIT: On 3/20/2020, “All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties,” Mr. Mnuchin said on Twitter.*** Here’s the short and sweet answer: The tax-filing deadline will remain April 15, but the IRS...

Don’t Let Your Finances Get the Virus

While it may not seem like it at first, I promise this won’t be another news article to drive more hysteria. There is already plenty of that going around. It also won’t be a regurgitation of the CDC advice on how to stop the virus from spreading. Coronavirus not only...

Law Enforcement Tax Advice for 1099 Income

Security extra jobs are a hot button issue for officers and their unions. Some argue that officers should not work outside their capacity as a full-time public servant, but others require the additional income to pay the bills. In Houston, Texas it is common for full...

10 Steps in Searching for an Accountant

Whether it be for personal, business, or tax purposes; finding the right accountant for you is quite important. The consequences that come with having a poor accountant are too significant for someone to simply go with whatever person a friend/family member is using,...

Dates to Remember

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

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LOCATION

11555 Champion Forest Dr.
Houston, TX 77066

info@molentax.com

Phone: (281) 440-6279

Fax: (281) 716-6000

 

Tax Season Hours

Mon - Fri - 8:00am-8:00pm

Saturday - 9am-1:00pm

Sunday - Closed

Building Relationships that Last Generations

Due to the current “stay at home” order, Molen & Associates is operating remotely from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.  We remain committed to your tax and accounting needs. We thank you for your patience and loyalty.

 

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