Latinos Tax and Accounting Center

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — On Sept. 22, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, abc27 visited a company that started as a man helping his friends and features an incredible story.

Cesar Muñoz came to the United States, New York initially, from the Dominican Republic in 1978. Although Muñoz didn’t have much, he worked hard and became a quintessential immigrant success story.

“I had a few restaurants,” Muñoz said, but he didn’t know how to file important paperwork or taxes. “I see no one has helped me with accounting or tax.”

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During his trip, Muñoz moved to York, Pennsylvania. After learning essential business skills he lacked, Muñoz decided to help others by teaching.

“I see my community needs someone who can teach them how to do business,” Muñoz said.

His teaching quickly turned into a business.

The Latino Tax and Accounting Center in York, owned by Muñoz, helps residents understand important documents.

“We do notary, we do translation because they’re from another country, and they’re trying to do immigration paperwork,” Muñoz said.

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“I decided to go to the preparation of declarations,” added Muñoz. “That way I can represent my client or any client who comes in through that door with issues with the taxman.”

Muñoz shared his ultimate goals with the Latinos Tax and Accounting Center.

“I just want to help them, guide them to do the right thing, not the wrong thing,” Muñoz said. “Every day they walk through my door. And that’s the most important part that they trust me. when I told them something, they trust you.

Hundreds of people in York Region are now coming to the Latino Tax and Accounting Center for help.

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“It makes me proud to be able to help my community,” added Muñoz. “It made me proud to be an American. I am an American citizen and my dream has come true.

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