Tax Preparation Services
We provide the various tax preparation needs of our clients including:
Individual Tax Preparation - (Forms 1040 and 1040NR)
We serve your individual tax needs by helping you plan throughout the year as well as prepare and electronically file your individual tax returns. We assist with estimated tax payments, strategic tax planning and are happy to help with more complicated issues such as gift taxes, farm income, rental real estate, royalties, foreign account reporting, some IRS dispute resolution, multi-state taxation, foreign taxes and ex-patriate returns.
Trust and Estate Return Preparation - (Forms 1041, 706 and 5227)
A large portion of our business is dedicated to providing Trustees and Executors quality Fiduciary Income Tax return preparation (Forms 1041 and 5227), assisting fiduciaries with distribution calculations and providing trust accountings. Trust accounting income is determined using not only the Internal Revenue Code but also relies on State law in its determination. We help you as a Trustee with the technical stuff and help ensure you are doing your fiduciary duties whether in a simple trust, a complex trust, a unitrust, a CRUT or the like. We also offer Trustee training and education to help you feel confident in your responsibilities. To learn more about our trust services visit www.TheTrustCPA.com.
Business and Pass-Through Entity Returns - (Forms 1120, 1120-S and 1065)
We help small and mid-size businesses including Sole Proprietors, LLCs, Partnerships, S-Corporations, and C-Corporations with their tax needs including income tax preparation, employment and payroll taxes, W-2 and 1099 reporting, and sales and use taxes. We assist businesses in a variety of industries including rental real estate, investments, farms and ranches, services and more.
Private Foundation Returns - (Forms 990-PF and 990-T)
We love being able to help the organizations that help our communities. We provide Form 990-PF tax return preparation for small and large private foundations on behalf of their trustees and directors. We also assist them with determining required annual grant making levels. Foundation directors also rely on us to prevent excess distributions from going to waste.
What a business is hungry for will change depending on where it is in its life cycle, much like an appetite. In addition to tax preparation, we offer additional advisory services - meaning we act as your advisor to help you accomplish your goals. Here are some of the areas we offer:
Saving money on taxes is much more effective with a proactive plan rather than trying to do it after-the-fact, when it is often too late. We take a holistic approach to creating strategies to help you save taxes through a tax planning engagement. We also advise on structuring certain business transactions to be beneficial from a tax perspective.
We review the various business entity options with you and go over the pros and cons and requirements of each to help you make an informed decision. We can also guide you through setting it up or place you with a trusted attorney.
Accounting System Selection, Design and Setup
We can share with you the many options that exist today for keeping your books. As we are not tied to any given provider, we can share the likes and dislikes of each system you are considering to be able to make an informed choice. We can also help you with your chart of accounts, system design and setup.
We provide business planning consulting in addition to our other services. A business plan with help make your dreams become reality by giving you a realistic plan to follow to get you where you want to be. You will identify your strengths and weaknesses which will point out the areas where you will want additional help.
Merger and Acquisition Due Diligence
Sometimes the way to start a business is to acquire one. We help our clients with due diligence work, valuation considerations, forecasting, opportunity identification and identification of potential problems that exist. When buying or selling a business, making sure you have covered everything is important. We are experienced in helping buyers know what they are getting before it is too late and sellers being ready to sell.
Expense Tracking and Reporting
A lot of time can be spent keeping track of expense receipts and reporting them into the accounting software. We can help you identify expense and receipt tracking systems that will free up time to let you focus on your business.
Accounting and Bookkeeping
No one expects you to become an expert overnight which is why we help you find and select competent business accounting and bookkeeping services when you need them. Whether it is just a phone call every now and then to learn how to do something or hiring full-service support, we are there to make sure you don't stress.
Ready to take your business to the next level? We assist clients by helping them develop and set strategies that make them leaders in their markets. We help implement key performance metrics, analytical tools, operating plans and budgeting/forecasting to help plan and measure the performance of those strategies.
Whether it is trying to cope with high demand or looking to grow your business, we help clients successfully manage their growth.
Would you like to do more with less? We work with our clients to improve processes, eliminating unnecessary steps and freeing up capacity to let you do more with the same resources. We have helped manufacturers with the manufacturing process implementing Kaizen, Six Sigma and Green Belt activities. We have also used similar methods applied to the "carpet dwellers" and have helped accounting and finance teams, sales teams and management teams improve their productivity, lower costs and increase capacity while maintaining the same resources or lowering headcount.
Executive Coaching and Mentoring
We offer coaching and mentoring for executives and managers helping them learn to lead effectively and develop their direct reports. We work as advisors to business owners acting as a sounding board, providing direction, and acting as a devil's advocate when needed to help clear the path to overcoming the issue at hand.
Leadership and People Development
We help develop new and existing leaders by helping you provide the training and growth opportunities needed within your organization. We share best practices across multiple industries to help challenge and encourage leadership potential and development. We help you with ways to motivate and develop better employees.
Temporary CFO Services
In between Chief Financial Officers and/or need a helping hand with a project? We can temporarily fill the role and even help in identifying and hiring a replacement. We can also take on that project and deliver what you are looking for.
Do you know how you are going to exit your business - sell it, retire and close it or retire and pass it on to the next generation? What happens if your become sick or incapacitated? We can help you plan for the unexpected and for when it is time to exit.