In a captivating interview, we delve into the remarkable story of Dr. Sha’Tonya “Rosie” Thomas, widely known as ‘The Texas Tax Pro.’ From humble beginnings to the pinnacle of the financial industry, Dr. Thomas shares her journey of building ‘Thomas Financial LLC’ and ‘Thomas Tax Academy.’ Overcoming entrepreneurial challenges with resilience and determination, she has empowered thousands through tax services, Tax Pro Planners, and customized coaching programs. Driven by her core value, ‘Wealth Empowerment, We Represent,’ she stands out in the competitive field, offering transformative tax solutions and unwavering support to minority entrepreneurs. Her advice on achieving success resonates with readers, emphasizing perseverance, continuous learning, and making a positive impact. Don’t miss this inspiring narrative of triumph and dedication, revealing the secrets to financial empowerment and entrepreneurship.

It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story? How did you get to where you are today?

I’m Dr. Sha’Tonya “Rosie” Thomas, a proud native of Dallas, Texas, and a shining example of Black Girl Magic. Known as ‘The Texas Tax Pro,’ I’ve made a mark in the Tax Preparation and Financial industry. In 2009, I started a small tax business, which has since grown into ‘Thomas Financial LLC.’ Our core value is ‘Wealth Empowerment, We Represent,’ we file taxes for over a thousand clients annually, helping them maximize their refunds. We’re known for our top-selling Tax Pro Planners, which are essential for tracking finances. Beyond numbers, I’ve created ‘Thomas Tax Academy’ with customized coaching programs that have empowered over a hundred professionals, 70 of whom are now successful business owners. I’m dedicated to making a difference in empowering minority entrepreneurs through tailored curriculum, business credit services, and tax solutions. I’m also proud to be a co-author of the Amazon No.1 Best Seller ‘Tax Strategies for Small Businesses.’ My contributions have earned me recognition, including the Global Humanitarian Award, Wealth Builder title, and the Humanitarianism of the Year Award from The State Senate, State House of Representatives, Houston City Council, and LECBU. My journey reflects hard work, dedication, and a passion for making a positive impact in the world of tax and financial management. 

I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?

Building Thomas Financial LLC and Thomas Tax Academy wasn’t easy. I faced the usual entrepreneurial challenges – planning, funding, and competition. Establishing our brand and serving over a thousand clients yearly required relentless marketing and maintaining quality. Expanding the business, juggling coaching at Thomas Tax Academy, and aiding young minority entrepreneurs presented rewarding yet tailored challenges. Balancing work and personal life was tough, but my journey showcases resilience and determination in finance and tax management. Every obstacle has strengthened my commitment to empowering others in their financial journeys.

Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in, and why should someone work with you over the competition?

I’m ‘The Texas Tax Pro’ with over a decade of experience in tax preparation and financial empowerment. My core value is ‘Wealth Empowerment, We Represent.’ I help individuals and businesses maximize tax benefits and empower them through Tax Pro Planners, coaching at ‘Thomas Tax Academy,’ and supporting minority entrepreneurs. My dedication to delivering top-tier tax services and empowering financial freedom sets me apart. I offer a customized curriculum, business credit services, and transformative tax software. When you work with me, you’re not just hiring a tax professional; you’re partnering with someone genuinely invested in your financial success, ready to go the extra mile.

What’s your best advice for readers who want to succeed in their life?

Commit to your goals, persist in your efforts, and embrace continuous learning and adaptation. Success stems from perseverance, learning from failures, and adapting to change. Define achievable goals, craft a plan, and remain focused on your vision. View setbacks as opportunities to learn and grow. Seek support from like-minded individuals for guidance and motivation. Understand that success is a journey, not just a destination, and while the path may be challenging, the rewards are well worth the effort.

Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?

Success, to me, is all about personal happiness and making a positive impact. It’s not just about money or getting awards; it’s about growing, helping others, and keeping life balanced. It’s also about doing what feels right according to my beliefs. In the end, success is feeling proud happy, and leaving behind something good for the future.

What’s next for you?

Looking ahead, I’m thrilled for what’s to come. I’ll keep growing ‘Thomas Financial LLC’ and ‘Thomas Tax Academy,’ reaching more people who need tax help and financial empowerment. I’m eager to create new tools and resources, maybe innovative solutions or educational programs. My mission is unchanged: to empower others to manage their finances. What’s next? It’s about reaching new heights in pursuit of that mission.

Finally, how can people connect with you to learn more?

Feel free to contact me through my social media profiles, explore our websites, or drop us an email via my link tree at


Photo Credits: Courtesy of Rosie Thomas