With tax preparation being a year-round concern, and not just at year-end, importance must be placed on a proactive tax analysis. Practical and vigorous tax planning is important in order to decrease tax liabilities. Well-timed tax planning takes off the stress and reduces the hours and manpower you have considered essential for the return preparation. Such planning will make the return preparation become more of an administrative task and not to mention valuable tax dollars can be saved. If planning and preparation of taxes is undertaken on an ongoing basis tax liabilities will be minimized while tax savings can be maximized. Whereas with the continuity of reviewing the company's situation on a regular basis, will not only save you valuable tax dollars but also bring to the fore opportunities arising from changing lax laws in both the domestic and international sphere. Further more new legislation, regulations and case law is one reason the tax system is becoming progressively more complex and is persistently changing. By taking into consideration your financial situation, both now and in the future, will help in your making the right tax choices.
It is also best to have in your planning provisions to employ a competent tax attorney who is well versed in taxation, should the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) want to audit your returns. Having some one well equipped to handle such a situation should the need arise, is an asset that should not be overlooked.
Through tactical tax planning and preparation you will not only ensure a sound financial future, you will also be able to decrease your tax burden and safeguard your wealth. Tax planning should be able to determine the character of transactions in terms of capital gain or loss. Work to develop a plan that at the same time minimizes your tax liability and ensures federal, state and local compliance. Periodically review alternatives and creative solutions to meet your objectives. Explore the benefits of the lower tax rates on qualified dividend income.
Think about how to devise a plan, for the discharge and continuance of your tax strategies to make certain that your plan functions as anticipated. Examine allowable deductions from actions that the "at risk" rules may be known to apply.
Allowable deductions derived from passive activities, and Interest expense deductions are other areas to look into. Having focus on year-round planning will facilitate you see the "big picture."