Denise H. Lau

Tax Manager

Enrolled Agent

BS, Accounting, San Francisco State University

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Areas of Expertise

I specialize in client setups/services. Helping people is the most rewarding feeling for me. I can also learn a lot from clients. No two clients are the same — each of them has unique needs and issues. I find it most interesting to work with different personalities, and that makes my job very enjoyable.

Why I Do What I Do

I love problem solving and putting a puzzle together. Helping people is also my main goal.

What I Do When I'm Not Working

I am a Team Manager on my daughter Janice's basketball team. She is 11 years old and belongs to an Asian Basketball Organization, a nonprofit that allows Asian kids to participate in the sport. The organization's mission is to motivate kids to be active, help them learn teamwork, and develop their self-esteem. One thing I've learned from working with the kids, parents, and coaches, is patience! I like badminton, and try to play once a week. And traveling the world is a goal of mine.

My Clients Would Never Guess...

. . . that I am also an outgoing person. I don't just sit at the desk working all the time!

What's For Breakfast

Rice Krispies . . . but I prefer a bagel with cream cheese.

I Take My Coffee...

With sugar only — and only one cup a day.

If I Were an Animal, I'd Be...

. . . a deer. I am shy, I don't like conflicts/fights, and I am very friendly and easygoing.

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Avoid March Madness—Why You Should File Your Taxes Now

February 17, 2017

For sports fans, this time of year is an exciting one. First the Super Bowl, and then the buildup toward the NCAA March Madness tournament. While tax season isn’t quite as exciting as these...


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