At The Flanders Group, we guide our clients through a full range of tax planning and preparation decisions with strategies to help them minimize their tax liabilities, maximize cash flow and keep them on track to reach their financial goals. Our experience and thorough processes, combined with our knowledge of current tax laws, allow us to assist our clients in optimizing their financial opportunities.
Tax planning considers the tax implications of individual, investment, or business decisions, usually with the goal of minimizing tax liability. Although decisions are rarely made solely on their tax impact, you should have a working knowledge of the income or estate tax issues and costs involved.
A major goal of tax planning is minimizing federal income tax liability. This can be achieved by:
- Reducing taxable income through income deferral or shifting
- Deduction planning
- Investment tax planning
- Year-end planning strategies
Investment tax planning involves evaluating how to best position assets in order to minimize the amount of taxes you have to pay on an ongoing basis. This requires year-round planning, and it begins with an in-depth understanding of the tax implications of various investments and investment strategies, including:
- The treatment of wash sales
- Tax-exempt investments
- Gains and losses
- 1031 exchanges
- Qualified dividends
- Option strategies
- Tax-deferred investing
- Passive income and losses
- Mutual fund taxation
If you give away wealth, during life or at death, you may incur federal taxes—and possibly additional state taxes. These taxes include gift, estate, income, and inheritance taxes. You can help protect the assets you transfer from excessive depletion by understanding these taxes and the various strategies you can use to minimize them.
Tax issues are never far from the mind of the business owner, and it’s likely that many of the decisions you make will be tax based. It starts with the formation of your business and continues through the sale. Your choice of business entity, how you pay out profits to the owners, and your accounting decisions will all have an effect on your tax liability.
Some events in life—retirement, for example—come with tax considerations. Life event planning focuses on the impact of significant events on your life, as well as on the stages of your overall investment plan.
Our Tax Planning and Return Preparation Include...
Our experience with tax authorities allows us to guide our clients in processes involving federal and state agencies. We help provide a sense of peace for those who have been chosen for an audit and are prepared to answer any questions the IRS may pose to our clients.
Tax planning and preparation services offered by The Flanders Group are seperate and unrelated to Commonwealth Financial Network®.