Marcus grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia and graduated from the College of William and Mary where he studied International Relations with a focus on Economics and International Finance.
He began his career as a tax consultant before founding Luster Tax Consulting. He holds the highly accredited Enrolled Agent designation. This shows that Marcus is a federally authorized tax practitioner who has demonstrated competence in tax law and is licensed to practice by the US government.
In addition, Marcus is a Certified Tax Coach. Certified Tax Coaches are regarded as some of the top tax professionals and are required to go through hundreds of hours of intense training and case study with a focus on court-tested, IRS-approved strategies for minimizing their client's taxes, maximizing deductions and savings, and similarly power strategies. As taxes rise to cover increased government spending, this sort of proactive planning will become even more important in the future.
Marcus is experienced and knowledgeable in the fields of accounting and tax planning and holds the following accredited designations:
- Enrolled Agent
- Certified Tax Coach
- Certified Public Bookkeeper
- Certified Quickbooks Proadvisor
In his free time Marcus is a passionate soccer fan and coaches youth soccer.