Justice for All
By: Rick Boxx
April 12, 2012
For years I worked for Don preparing personal tax returns for his clients. Our approach was unique in that we prepared the returns by hand, while interviewing our customer’s in person. We also served lower income families, many who were quite poor.
Many firms did a more efficient job, and usually as effective, with computer generated tax returns. Don’s concern for his clients; however, especially the poorer ones, drove him to develop a less efficient system. Through personal meetings we built relationships and listened for opportunities to minimize taxes, and to help the poor when possible.
Psalm 82:3 teaches, “Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.”
Our tax return approach may have been less efficient, but Don was committed to defending the poor.
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