Most business owners are familiar with financial planning. It makes sense to formulate a vision for your personal or company goals and how to achieve them. Financial planning deals with how resources are acquired and leveraged to reach those goals. Strategic tax planning, though different, is just as important. Strategic tax planning should go hand-in-hand with financial planning.
The year 2020 was a topsy-turvy year, financially, for most Americans. Some were able to continue working and earning with little or no interruption, while at the other end of the spectrum, some lost their livelihoods. Some were ineligible for unemployment and many others landed somewhere in between. Whatever your situation, this would be the year to start your tax preparation early with a virtual consultation and planning meeting.
As the economy slowly begins to recover from COVID-19 lockdowns, I talk with small business owners who are rethinking their business model. Now, more than ever is the time for all small business owners to engage in a new kind of planning; new ways of monitoring and projecting cashflow; including new models of business. Thinking outside the box - and planning differently - are the keys.
The retirement account is a valuable asset. Every worker should start savings and asset building strategies as early as possible. A common question I hear from my clients is which type of retirement account is best. There are various types and your best one depends on your situation. The Roth IRA is one of the options.
As a CPA during tax season, I meet with lots of people. Many of them are regular clients who engage in year-round tax planning. For these people, tax season has few if any surprises. Others aren’t so well prepared. No one wants to pay more in taxes than they have to. Two of the best strategies for preventing that are tax planning and early filing.
If you are investing in rental properties, then you’ll become well-acquainted with the Schedule E tax form. The Schedule E is where you’ll report all of your expenses and income for the year, and take advantage of any deductions you may want to claim.
As the 2019 tax season gets underway, tax professionals are working with a complex set of changes to the tax code as a result of the The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Amidst the many uncertainties of the new regulations, specific changes afford small business owners some important planning opportunities.
As the end of 2018 quickly approaches, many small business owners are reviewing records in preparation for filing tax returns. The tax reform bill, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted sweeping changes to the Internal Revenue Code that will apply to 2018 returns. It is important that year-end planning address these changes.
Today young workers are encouraged to start savings and asset building strategies as early as possible. A valuable asset to most individuals is their retirement account. A common question is whether to choose a traditional (tax-deferred) or a Roth option.
The tax reform bill, H.R 1, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which enacted sweeping changes to the Internal Revenue Code, contains numerous changes that will affect businesses large and small. The new tax law is complex; most business owners will look to their accountants and tax professionals for explanations of the changes.