Crystal Stranger, President of 1st Tax, is not your average accountant by any means. As a teen she was involved in automotive racing and observed that most of the successful racers had the money and freedom to race by owning businesses. She founded several internet companies with moderate success, then switched her focus to real estate. She read every book in the library on investment while working three jobs and living in a seventeen foot trailer to save money, officially homeless. Within a year she saved a down payment, leveraged through investing in stocks, and bought her first house at the age of 21. By 26 she was a millionaire, owning several businesses and a large real estate portfolio.
Crystal’s interest in tax arose when nobody could give clear answers about how much tax she would owe when selling her properties. This led her to taking a tax course to gain general knowledge, then into an educational program for becoming an Enrolled Agent. After another couple years of work and study she finally had her answers; in the process amassing an extensive knowledge in investment and small business tax laws. Crystal conceived 1st Tax as a way of sharing this specialized knowledge with those who would most benefit, by providing an online source for small business tax services.