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Mario Costanz

Mario Costanz

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Speaker. Author. Visionary. Mario Costanz amongst many other things excels in these categories.

As a young father at just 21 years of age, Mario found himself endrudged with the day to day 9-to-5 working lifestyle but knew the man he faced in the mirror was longing to break free of the "JOB" and become a successful entrepreneur.

After many ups and downs with entrepreneurship in restaurants and technology, Mario Costanz found himself in a new industry sector. Taking his first tax class was just the beginning of what would turn out to be one of the most lucrative, inspirational, and disruptive business models the tax industry has seen to date.

After finding early success as an independent tax office owner, Mario got involved with franchising and expanded to 99 offices across the country. At that point in time, Mario realized that the way tax preparation was being done was antiquated and not efficient. He envisioned a better, more secure, and convenient CPA filing experience for consumers that is now known as Happy Tax.

In 2014, Mario sold off his 99 brick and mortar tax offices and invested his payoff to create Happy Tax. Since its inception, Happy Tax has gone from a breakthrough idea, to an award winning opportunity for entrepreneurs and professionals to own a tax business without the typical startup overhead or tax management requirements.

Happy Tax has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Franchise Times, and Accounting Today as as a fast growing innovator in the tax industry. 

As a longtime avid blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiast, Mario saw a need for quality tax preparation in the crypto trading community and launched CryptoTaxPrep.com as a division of Happy Tax. CryptoTaxPrep.com has positioned itself as the industry leader in cryptocurrency tax preparation. 

Mario and his team at Happy Tax have received the following accolades: 

  • Mario was Named as “One To Watch” in Accounting Today’s 2017 Top 100 Most Influential People list.
  • 3 year old Happy Tax is ranked #2 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 Franchise 500 list in the Tax Services category right behind the 60+ year old industry leader.
  • Happy Tax was Ranked #42 on Entrepreneur Magazine's List of Fastest-Growing Franchises in 2017 (out of thousands of other brands).
  • Multiple patents pending for business processes and technology.
  • Mario was recognized by Forbes as one of the “Gutsiest Entrepreneurs” in the world.
  • Successfully defended trademark infringement by the largest retailer in the U.S. on Happy Tax’s brand.
  • Happy Tax was ranked Top Franchise Brand by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2017.
  • Successfully raised over $1,800,000 from over 350 equity investors 
  • Over 1,300,000 views on YouTube.


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