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.
You likely already know that the employee retention credit (ERC) is a good deal—if you qualify. Now, thanks to the recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), you can qualify for up to $100,000 of ERC in the third and fourth quarters of 2021.
When tax season comes around, we all start to feel a little on edge. This can be even more intense for business owners, as the variety of complications — and the stakes for those complications — go way up when you’re managing a company’s taxes. The anxiety can get overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time with a new business. Here’s a look at some of the pitfalls that might arise, how to avoid them, and how to give yourself the gift of simple taxation down the road.