Most Americans think of doing their taxes as a daunting task that takes place every twelve months. Reactions differ from shock due to the amount owed all the way to joy from planning ways to spend a refund. Most of us want to forget about tax season the minute our returns are filed. Just because tax season is over, doesn’t mean you should forget about taxes until next year. Now is the time to start planning for next year.
A good accountant and investment advisor can team up to plan throughout the year to help you save thousands in taxes. When it comes to your investments, this may mean managing a tax effective portfolio, contributing to a 401(k), or taking distributions from the correct investments and accounts.
Business owners often can save money in tax by setting up the correct business entity, using a SEP IRA or 401(k), and working with a good accountant to make sure they are maximizing their deductions.
Just when you thought it was time to forget about taxes, it’s the perfect time to start planning.