Tax planning refers to our review of your tax returns to identify potential planning opportunities - both now and in the future - to keep your lifetime tax liability as low as possible. This is different than tax preparation (usually done by your CPA or an online service like TurboTax), which is focused on keeping you compliant with what the government thinks you owe each year. Tax preparation looks backward. Tax planning is forward-looking.
Taxes touch every part of your financial life. Your tax return is a financial fingerprint: it's completely unique to you, complete with valuable clues and information, all of which are buried in dozens of pages and hundreds of numbers. Understanding your return equips us to have more valuable and actionable conversations with you. Additionally, we can demystify the world of income taxes and help you understand this important piece of your financial picture.
Everyone! Regardless of your income sources or filing status, nearly anyone who pays income taxes can benefit from having a professional review of your tax return to identify relevant planning opportunities. At worst, we'll review your return and conclude you are currently maximizing every available tax-saving opportunity. That's great "peace of mind" news. Alternatively - and more frequently - we'll identify a handful of tax-saving opportunities, both in the current year and in future years.
We will evaluate a number of opportunities during tax planning, including topics like most tax-efficient retirement vehicles, charitable giving strategies, realizing capital gains, Roth IRA conversions, tax credit eligibility, and more. We can run projections to see how potential changes (e.g., filing status, dependents, the sale of a business, stock option exercises, etc.) may impact your upcoming tax liability.
An electronic PDF copy of your most recent tax return. That’s it. Get us a copy of that most recent tax return, and we will take it from there
Rose Greene Financial and LPL Financial do not provide legal advice or tax services. Please consult your legal advisor or tax advisor regarding your specific situation.