With the end of 2023 in sight. Now, is perfect time to assess your tax situation for the coming years tax return. While we don’t know how 2023 will end for all of our clients, we can take a closer look at the expected outcome and get a better idea on any potential short-fall of tax, minimize penalties and interest for late payment of tax and/or search for tax planning opportunities.

Tax planning is the process of managing your financial plan with the goal of reducing your tax liability, and safeguarding assets at the federal and state level. Most tax planning involves deductions, credits, and current vs. future tax rates. When tax planning, you should be looking for strategic and legal ways to reduce your tax burden now and for years to come.

Anyone can benefit from proper tax planning, but those with more complex situations – business owners and those who have accumulated wealth – could benefit the most.

Tax planning is strategic, thoughtful, and goes well beyond the scope of tax preparation. Find a good CPA who is experienced in working with diverse clients, business owners, and unique situations to help you properly prepare for the upcoming tax season.

Some Things to Think About When Tax Planning:

  • Standard vs. Itemized Deductions
  • Charitable Gifting
  • SALT Limitations
  • Medical Expenses
  • Education Savings
  • Capital Gains & Losses
  • Child and Dependent Care
  • ROTH Conversions
  • Loss Harvesting
  • Contributions to Retirement Plans
  • Record Keeping and Substantiation Requirements
  • Gift Tax Consequences
  • Medicare Premiums
  • Reasonable Compensation (S Corp owners)
  • Executive Compensation Packages
  • Maximizing 20% QBI Deduction
  • Depreciation
  • Revenue Recognition or Deferral
  • Net Operating Losses
  • Tax / Entity Structure
  • Paycheck Protection Program
  • Employee Retention Tax Credit

If you would like to get a head start on tax planning for 2023, would like more information, or have any questions, we’re here to help.

 

Always remember, Senter, CPA is here for you if you need any assistance.

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