Decoding personal finances
Judith Deniz Bucio,
Title: Owner & CEO
Organization: Latino Tax Corp.
Judith Deniz Bucio is the owner and CEO of Latino Tax Corp., a tax office located in the heart of Hermosa, a historical community located in the northwest side of Chicago. At Latino Tax Corp., Bucio coaches small businesses on managing their books and achieving financial success. Inspired by her own personal struggles as an immigrant, she serves the Hispanic community and educates it on the complexities of the U.S. tax system.
Bucio’s perseverance and drive led her first to real estate. Soon after becoming a DACA recipient, Bucio became a mortgage loan officer. Today, Latino Tax Corp has a team of four full-time employees and thousands of returning clients.
Bucio was born in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. Her education in the United States began in the second grade. In 2001 her world was shaken after learning that college was not an option due to her immigration status. Growing up in the land of opportunity but without citizenship, it appeared almost impossible for Bucio to achieve her dreams, much less wealth.
After knocking on many doors, Bucio decided to start her own business in tax preparation. With online courses, seminars, in-person classes, and the IRS website, Bucio obtained her tax preparer certification. In 2009, she founded Latino Tax Corp. At age 21 Bucio purchased her first real estate property. Today her portfolio includes five properties netting over $1.5 million in equity.
Bucio is a mother and best friend to five beautiful children, and a wife to a husband who supports her 100% on everything she pursues. Among her biggest achievements is overcoming the limitations of an immigrant and living a fulfilling life.
Words of wisdom: Don’t let limitations deter you from pursuing success, but rather ignite your passion, purpose and creativity. Daunting for most but worth the ride. “Recuerda si fuera fácil todo el mundo lo haría” (“Remember, If it were easy, everyone would do it.”)