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  • The Only Constant is Change (Especially with Taxation) November 30, 2023
    We talk a lot about people not doing tax planning and not spending more time creating the tax outcomes they want. We urge people to understand that it’s within their own control and that tax outcomes can be legally and ethically manipulated. We go on and on about the benefits.  But…we understand why it’s so […]
  • If You Give to Charities or Have Plans to In the Future, It’s Not Too Late to Reduce Your Current Tax Bill! November 22, 2023
    Many people have the intention of doing a better job of “tax planning” in order to start having more favorable outcomes, but busy lives and life interruptions can leave them little time.  If this is you, you’re not alone.  Time flies even in normal times, but with the current stressful environment, everyone is scrambling even […]
  • What Is Tax Planning? November 16, 2023
    We use the term “tax planning” often, but we are aware that many people are not sure what it really is. Some people think “That means off shore accounts and citizenship shell games ending with jail time. No thank you!”. That’s not tax planning; that’s tax evasion, and it’s not at all what we recommend. […]
  • Simple or Complex, Tax Planning is Important! November 10, 2023
    Sometimes “tax planning” can be easy: “Open an IRA and it reduces your taxable income.” Other times it can be quite complex: “Cost segregation” on a building means hiring an engineering firm and having a structure broken down into its many components on paper, with each value separately listed; the frame, wiring, heating systems, etc., […]
  • Smart Business Owners Increase their Company’s Sale Value Before and After Tax by Planning Ahead November 2, 2023
    Most business owners in any five year period can answer yes to at least one of these life event questions that would cause them to need to know what their company is worth. 1. Are you contemplating the sale of your business? 2. Are you working with or bringing in a partner? 3. Are you […]
  • Why Do People Fear Tax Audits More Than They Fear Overpaying? October 26, 2023
    Ask anyone if they “pay too much income tax” and the knee jerk reaction is almost always, “Yes!” and without much hesitation. Why do we call that a knee jerk reaction? Because if you then follow the question up with two more questions, “What did you pay in federal tax last year? And/or what bracket […]

Are You Changing Your Behavior to Match the New Tax Rules in Effect Now?

Many people don’t really think about their taxes until the snow is flying and the first document arrives in the mail. Why would you, right? Year in and year out people often get into a set of habits around getting things together for their preparer. That`s usually not a bad thing, but in a year…
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