Today's tax laws are so complicated that unless your financial affairs are extremely simple, chances are you will benefit from at least occasional help from a tax professional. It is too easy to overlook deductions and credits to which you are entitled if you prepare only one return a year.
We can prepare or supervise the preparation of your financial statements. Compiled or reviewed statements can be provided according to your needs. More importantly, we can help you use these statements, as well as other reports, to better manage your business and increase your profitability.
We can review your investment ideas with you and your investment advisor and make recommendations to maximize your after-tax return. While taxes should not drive your investment strategy, understanding how taxes affect your earnings will help you minimize taxes and maximize your return.
Ms. Cornelius is a founding director of Cornelius, Stegent & Price, LLP. She began her career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Co. in 1977 and later served as Audit Partner with another Houston regional public accounting firm.
Mr. Stegent is a founding director of Cornelius, Stegent & Price, LLP. He is also the founder and President of Stegent Equity Advisors, Inc., a fee-for-service investment and financial counseling firm.
Cost segregation breaks your real property into its components, some of which you can depreciate much faster than the typical 27.5 years for a residential rental or 39 years for nonresidential real estate.
When you own a second home such as a beach house, ski cabin, or other property and you both rent it and use it for personal use, the vacation home rules limit the deductions you can take for your rental expenses.