Most Americans realize they cannot avoid paying income taxes. It's really quite simple - if you earn money, you will have to pay taxes on that income, and the percentages can be quite large.
Tax planning is the process of arranging your financial affairs in such a way that you only pay the minimum amount that you rightfully owe. It is not a way to avoid paying taxes or cheat the Government out of what you owe.
Tax planning is simply a way to legally and ethically minimize the amount of taxes that you really do owe!
Millions of Americans pay taxes that they shouldn't have to pay simply because they don't understand the tax laws. This is where a competent tax accountant and/or tax attorney comes into play.
A qualified tax professional can help you develop a financial plan that will structure your income and estate in a tax-friendly way. You will also receive specific advice on how to invest your money in ways that let you keep more of your profits.
Effective tax planning strategies are especially important for small business owners. The tax laws are many and they are complex. Not understanding them (or hiring someone else who does to help you) can cost you dearly. Many new small businesses ultimately fail because of tax problems.
There is a wealth of free tax planning information and guidance on the Internet, and it will be to your advantage to read and understand as much of it as you can.
This will give you a foundation of knowledge that can help you evaluate the recommendations of any tax professionals that you end up dealing with.
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