It’s Not How Much You Make… It’s How Much You KEEP! $$$
We will thoroughly and conscientiously study your personal situation, and tailor our advice to your specific needs.
Tax Preparation & Planning
Effective tax preparation and planning can help you to minimize your future tax liability. We can help you proactively manage both your personal and your business tax issues, including understanding how upcoming business opportunities impact your tax status and vice versa. Not all tax planning opportunities are readily apparent. By having us on your team, you are more likely to benefit from those opportunities. We understand how the latest federal, state and local tax legislation and other developments affect you and your business and we are constantly identifying new ways to reduce federal, state or local tax liabilities.
If your business does not currently have accounting staff or if your business is outgrowing its current bookkeeping system, we can provide comprehensive bookkeeping and write-up services to ensure the smooth operation of the financial side of your business. As your business needs grow and change, we can provide input and planning assistance to make sure your accounting and financial systems keep pace with your business needs.
As a true business partner, we are available to help you deal with any business problem or opportunity. We stand ready to engage in business consulting projects to help you make the right decisions for the future of your business. Whether you face questions related to expanding, selling or restructuring your business, we have the necessary business acumen and analytical capabilities to help you make the right decisions.
Business Entity Selection
The business entity—LLP, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, etc.— that you select for your business has enormous financial and tax implications. It is important that you make the right decision. We can explain each choice and its implications. As your business grows and changes, the type of business entity you choose may need to change also.
An IRS audit can be an intimidating and complex process. If you or your business face an IRS audit, we can bring to bear years of experience in dealing with tax matters and IRS audit procedures to ensure that you are properly represented when dealing with the IRS and other tax authorities.
Management Advisory Services
Our Management Advisory Services focus on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of your business and its operations. We can provide support in business planning, mergers, acquisitions, and other advisory support. Contact our office to learn about the full range of services we provide.
Retirement planning is critical in these uncertain times. Whether you are developing a retirement plan for yourself or choosing a retirement plan to offer to your employees, we can help you evaluate the available options. Our focus is on helping you to make the choice that is most appropriate for your own financial situation. If you are choosing a retirement plan for your business, we will base our recommendations on the unique characteristics of your business and your employee population, as well as the legal and compliance issues related to each type of plan.
Reasonable Compensation Advisor
What is Reasonable compensation? Reasonable Compensation is defined by the IRS as “The value that would ordinarily be paid for like services by like enterprises under like circumstances”. Reasonable Compensation is the salary or wage that you, the shareholder-employee of an S Corporation, pay yourself for the work you perform for your company. The IRS requires that all shareholders of S Corporations who perform services for their company pay themselves Reasonable Compensation, and it should be paid prior to taking any distributions. There are two ways to think about Reasonable Compensation:
- Replacement Cost: What would it cost your company to pay another person(s) to provide all the services you currently provide?
- Fair Market Value: What would other businesses in your community pay you for the services you currently provide to your company?
We apply a systematic approach for deriving reasonable compensation by utilizing credible and independent data that meet IRS criteria and are supported by court rulings and industry standard salary intelligence. Reasonable compensation is complicated and many factors need to be taken into account before deciding on a final Reasonable compensation amount.