We will work with your tax specialist to maximize your tax efficiency.
Tax Planning Services
We help our clients with tax efficiency planning so they can make more, keep more, and leave more to their loved ones. This is an area where we believe most investment advisors and tax advisors fall short in coordinating the best outcomes.
Instead of asking you to go between us and your accountant, we’ll speak directly with your accountant to ensure nothing is lost in translation.
Also, instead of waiting until your taxes are filed and the tax year is over, we’ll work with you and your accountant proactively to suggest strategies while you still have time to implement them. This usually comes in the form of mid-year or end-of-year tax projections (or both!).
Some of the most common strategies we review include:
- Cost Basis and Capital Gains Evaluation
- Tax-Loss Harvesting
- Roth Conversion Analysis
- Charitable Gift Planning
- HSA (Health Savings Account) Evaluation
- Tax-Efficient Wealth Transfer Planning
- Roth vs. Traditional Contribution Analysis
Effectively managing wealth requires a thorough understanding of your tax situation along with a focused, cohesive plan.
To learn more about how you can reduce your tax liability and increase the tax efficiency of your financial plan, click the button below to schedule a 15-minute introductory call.
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Additional Tax Planning Resources
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