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.
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.
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.
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.
If you filed your business income and expenses as a proprietor in 2017 and reported $100,000 or more in gross receipts, your chances of IRS audit were 2.4 percent (2017 returns are still open for audit, so the percentage could increase).