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Tax Planning

Wealth management is complicated, and so are taxes.  As tax laws change, it can resemble a moving kaleidoscope. Put this altogether, and you have a time-consuming, mind-boggling puzzle, that often grows more challenging as your income and wealth increase.

Do you want to reduce your taxes?  Of course you do, if you are like most people.

We Help Our Clients Minimize Their Tax Burden

We approach our clients tax concerns with careful and personalized attention.

We believe that tax planning should be an essential part of their financial plan, investment strategy and wealth management.

To be positioned for optimal outcomes, the selection of investments and types of retirement plans must complement the tax filing status and deductions of each investor and taxpayer.

We review projected tax liabilities, analyze the tax impact of prospective investment and financial actions, and incorporate this analysis into the guidance and advice we provide.

What Is Tax Planning?

Tax planning is the analysis of a financial situation or plan to ensure that all elements work together to allow you to pay the lowest taxes possible.

Building a tax minimization strategy is the usage of legitimate strategies to reduce one’s tax liability to the minimum required.  

Key tax planning strategies can include:

  • Considerations of timing of income (both ordinary and capital gain)
    • Income Deferral
    • Income Acceleration
    • Income Spreading
  • Consideration of character of income
    • Ordinary Income
    • Taxable vs Tax-Exempt Income
    • Dividend Income
    • Short-term Capital Gain
    • Long-Term Capital Gain
  • Consideration of deductions
    • Above-the-line
    • Below-the-line
  • Utilizing tax-deferred savings and investment accounts
    • Qualified retirement accounts (IRA, 401k and more)
    • ROTH IRAs
    • 529 Plan for Education
    • Non-qualified Deferred Compensation Plan
    • Health Savings Accounts
  • Other
    • Determining estimated quarterly tax requirements
    • Engaging in tax gain-loss harvesting
    • ROTH Conversion
    • Qualified charitable distributions
    • Tax-exempt municipal bonds
    • Tax-efficient investment alternatives
    • 1031 Exchange
    • Charitable Remainder Trust

Solutions for Your Toughest Tax Challenges

Your situation is handled with the utmost confidentiality, privacy and care.