We prefer to take a proactive vs. reactive approach to tax services. By keeping current on new tax laws and legislation, we are in a position to identify key tax planning opportunities that minimize both your current and future tax liabilities. We provide our individual and business clients with the taxation expertise and knowledge that they deserve throughout the year. Tax services offered include but are not limited to:
Our significant investment in industry leading tax preparation and research software enables us to accurately and efficiently prepare tax returns for various types of entities including individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates, employee benefit plans and not-for-profit organizations. These resources also provide us the tools necessary to advise clients on various strategies to achieve optimum tax savings.
Estate, Gift & Trust Returns
Taking on the role of executor or administrator of an estate after the death of a loved one can seem overwhelming. Our estate experts can help you understand how the tax law applies to your situation and provide peace of mind that affairs have been professionally managed.
The estate may need to file a tax return that reports the income earned after the date of death. This tax information is reported on Form 1041, Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts.
Some estates are also required to file a tax return that lists all the assets owned by the individual at date of death. This information is reported on Form Form 706, Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Return. As of 2022, the federal estate tax exemption is $12.06 million.
Similar to estates, income earned by a Trust is reported on Form 1041. In some cases, the trust pays any tax that is due. In other cases, the tax is paid by the beneficiary.
Gifts exceeding annual IRS exclusion limits are required to be reported to the IRS on Form 709, United States Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax return. The annual exclusion for gifting purposes is $16,000 for 2022.
Let our estate, trust and gift tax specialists help you evaluate your unique situation to determine which filings are needed.
Income Tax Returns
Individual and Business Income Tax Returns
As your trusted advisor, we evaluate your unique tax situation and guide you through any tax challenges that develop. Our goal is to minimize your tax liability so that you can keep more of your hard-earned money.
It's also our job to stay up-to-date on current federal and state tax laws through continuing education and we use our in-depth knowledge of tax codes when we prepare your individual tax returns - so you don't miss out on any tax credits and deductions that you are entitled to take.
We can also assist you with projecting the tax impact of future income and deductions and calculating the related estimated tax payments.
As part of our services for our charitable, political and other nonprofit clients, we provide expertise in preparing IRS Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, as well as any filing that may be required for unrelated business income earned by a nonprofit. Form 990 is not only a governmental requirement, as a publicly disclosed document, it also provides a useful marketing tool to attract potential donors.
Form 5500 Returns
Employers who offer federally-protect benefit plans - including 401(k) retirement plans - may be required to file form 5500 annually. Accurate and timely filing of this form is critical to meet both Department of Labor and IRS requirements. Working with our experienced compliance experts can alleviate concerns about triggering an audit.
Payroll Tax Returns
As a business grows, it must hire more employees, which can result in increased payroll administration. We can assist you in implementing the controls necessary to ensure a reliable, efficient, and effective payroll system. Our firm can also help you develop a payroll system and prepare all necessary payroll tax returns in a timely manner.
Sales & Business Property Tax Returns
Many of our clients are responsible for collecting and submitting sales taxes in many different jurisdictions. We can assist your company in the compilation of information and preparation of sales tax returns in an efficient and timely manner.
Our accounting professionals also have expertise in preparing property tax returns for business assets such as equipment and furniture, which is a filing requirement of most municipalities.
Taxing Authority Representation
During our years of experience corresponding with many taxing authorities, we have achieved a level of competence that can ensure our clients they are being properly represented before the various federal and state tax agencies.
Tax planning is an essential element of the tax preparation process. By making tax planning part of your overall business strategy, you can use our experience and access to the most current new developments in the tax laws to minimize both your current and future tax liabilities.