It's tax time – File with confidence
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The 2018 income Tax Preparation and
Filing period is Here!

For better or worse – tax season is once again upon us. And, unlike recent years where the tax code was fairly stable, we’re all facing major changes, that if handled properly can be very advantageous. This year more than ever it’s going to be about taking the time to ensure we look under every stone, and explore every new option to optimize your return.

  • Leverage new tax laws.
  • Minimize your frustrations of filing!
  • Stop missing out on deduction opportunities, and
  • Keep more of your hard-earned money

REMEMBER: Deductions are not found in standard online tax programs, they’re found through personal, hands-on analysis of your return.

Tax season is the time of year dreaded by most. The gathering of documentation. Wondering if you’ll owe the State or IRS money. Wondering if you’ll get a refund. Did you do everything you could throughout the year to maximize your return?  Do you know what deductions you’re eligible for, or that you may be missing out on? We don’t blame you for feeling overwhelmed! Tax laws are complicated and especially with the new tax laws, it’s hard to know what to look out for. Not to mention, if you’re feeling frustrated with your current accountant, it can make this time of year even worse, leaving you feeling less than confident in your financial situation.

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This doesn’t have to be the case!

Armed with valuable insight and information, you can be confident in your decision to choose a professional tax accountant that can not only complete and file your return for you, but that willgive you the personalized attention and hands-on analysis that you need in order to optimize your tax return for 2019!

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It’s hard to have confidence in your tax return, when you’re frustrated with your accountant…

It’s likely that you or someone you know has had a negative experience with an accountant or tax preparer. The hard and often expensive truth is that many tax preparers use the standard tax filing software to quickly prepare and file your return. As such, the experience isn’t personalized and you could be missing out on deductions! It’s unfortunate that these stories are all too common because your relationship with your accountant is a personal one. They’re handling sensitive, financial information and it’s imperative that you have confidence in the accountant you choose. So, it’s completely understandable that it becomes frustrating when your accountant engages in any of the following behaviors:

  • Lack of Communication – taking forever to get back to you, not thoroughly answering your questions, or not keeping you in the loop.
  • Speaking in Lingo – You want to understand what your accountant is talking about so you can make informed decisions about your situation. Instead of explaining things to you in accessible terms, the use of lingo makes it difficult to gather a thorough understanding of the situation at hand.
  • Lack of Respect for Your Time – When it comes to communications and deadlines, your accountant expects you to have everything in order when they need it. When the tables are turned however, the favor is not returned.
  • Disorganization – How are you supposed to feel confident that your tax return is accurate and thorough when the person or company preparing it isn’t?
  • Errors – Where your taxes concerned, errors are unacceptable. Not only can they result in less money back on your return than you’re entitled, but they can also put you at greater risk of getting into trouble with the IRS.
  • No Personalization – If your accountant doesn’t take the time to get to know you personally, how can they accurately prepare your taxes and get you all the deductions to which you’re entitled. Tax returns are not a “one-size-fits-all” formula – they’re specific to your unique situation!

So, why have you stayed with your accountant for so many years? In our experience, you might feel like you don’t have any other choice. Finding a new accountant can be a stressful process and it’s probably not on your list of desirable things to do. As a result, you may end upcompromising a quality tax return in order to stick with the status quo.

But you shouldn’t have to sacrifice! You shouldn’t have to be at the mercy of someone else’s inadequate performance – especially when it’s your money and you are the one paying for the service. You have options!

Call Us Today to See How The ALG Group Can Help!

If you’re the sole proprietor of a small business…

Your #1 goal is to optimize your tax return to benefit your business, however, do you know what tax filing strategies are available to you or what considerations may affect your return? There are many potential opportunities for small businesses to optimize their tax return by claiming the health care tax credit, deducting health care premiums, deducting certain property, deducting charitable donations, claiming the work opportunity tax credit, and more! What you’re eligible for depends on your specific situation, which is why it is important to invest in quality tax preparation. You may even be able to deduct your tax preparation fees – Your return could outweigh your expense!

We completely understand that as a small business owner you already have too many things to do and not enough time. Every aspect of your organization rests on your shoulders, which can leave you feeling overwhelmed, especially around tax season.

How are you supposed to find the time to strategically prepare your taxes amongst all your other responsibilities? When it comes to optimizing your taxes to benefit your small business, you need a partner that you can trust. You work hard for your money, and the last thing you want to do is give more of it to the IRS!

At The ALG Group, we take the time to learn who you are on a personal level, as well as the unique circumstances that affect your business. As an entrepreneur, managing your finances and saving money where you can is essential to your success. We work hard to get you every credit and deduction we can find to both get you more money back on your return as well as lower your tax liability.

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If you have a high-income household…

You may be wondering what tax breaks you qualify for so that you can keep more of your hard-earned money in your bank account. While strategic tax planning may sound like a chore, think about it this way – without it, you could be paying more in taxes, missing out on key tax benefits, and increasing your tax liability.

With the new tax laws, it’s important to understand how you may be impacted or what new tax saving opportunities may be available to you. For example, have you explored tax planning strategies related to positive changes to the estate and gift tax exemptions, the capital gains tax, retirement account contributions, tax deductions for charitable donations, tax breaks on mortgage interest, or deductions on business income for pass-through entities?

When optimizing your taxes for 2019 and beyond, it’s so important to take your income level into consideration to strategically seek out as many tax breaks that you may be eligible for within your tax bracket. Unfortunately, this is not something that can be accomplished through a standard tax return computer software program, as you run the risk of missing out on tax breaks that are unique to your specific situation. Further, in your high-income household, it’s even more critical that you have the utmost confidence in your CPA because you have more at stake. We genuinely value this relationship and work to demonstrate to our clients through hard work, accountability, and communication, that we are on their side, and that we are here for you whenever you need us!

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If you need a corporate and individual tax return...

Preparing, let alone optimizing, your 2018 tax return can seem daunting when you’re juggling both a corporate and individual return. With so many aspects to consider, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by not only the work required to file your taxes, but also wondering what tax breaks are available or if you’re missing out on major deductions that could save you a lot of money.

Not to mention, with so many responsibilities and limited free time, it can be hard to find the time to invest yourself in thoroughly analyzing your taxes to make sure you’re taking advantage of all the corporate and individual tax breaks that you may qualify for. When it comes to your taxes, you need someone you can trust to put in the effort and due diligence required to seek out eligible credits and deductions and strategically submit your return.

Further, the last thing you also want to deal with is an unreliable accountant that either isn’t thoroughly educating you on your options, or that lacks timely communication and accountability. You hire a CPA so that you can feel confident in the quality of your tax return and financial standing, so it’s important to realize that if you feel less than satisfied with the experience, 1) you’re not alone and 2) you have options! When it comes to your finances, you don’t have to settle.

We pride ourselves on a truly unique, hands-on approach to not only yearly tax preparation, but to our year-round support and planning that we provide our clients. Our relationship with you is so important that we purposefully do not take on too many clients. We know that the personalization we put into our tax prep and planning is what makes the difference for our clients in maximizing their deductions and saving them money, which is why we are respectful of the amount of attention each and every one of our clients deserves.

Schedule A One-on-One Tax Prep Meeting Today!

If you have rental properties that bring in income…

It’s exciting to witness the success of your investment in the form of rental income, however do you know if you are maximizing your investment when it comes to your taxes? Rental real estate offers many tax benefits, although many landlords miss out on these opportunities which could mean you’re paying more on your taxes each year. In some cases, taking advantage of these tax breaks can be crucial as it can mean the difference between making and losing money on the property.

Have you previously deducted rental expenses for mortgage interest, property tax, operating expenses, depreciation, or repairs? While you may have previously been aware of some of these tax breaks for your rental property, have you considered what other opportunities may be available, such as interest, taxes, advertising, maintenance, utilities, insurance, or even expenses paid by the tenant if they are deductible rental expenses?

When our clients invest in rental properties, we understand that it’s not only a huge financial investment, but that it’s a personal investment too, which is why we take care to help you get the most out of your investment. When it comes to tax preparation, we’ll make sure to optimize your return for every possible deduction. Further, we are committed to also providing advice on tax planning going forward so that you can make informed decisions throughout the year that will benefit your tax return.

Contact Us for More Info on Rental Property Deductions!

The truth is, tax credits and deductions are found in the details, NOT in standard computer software…

In today’s world, where simple do-it-yourself tax filing software is so common, and chain tax firms are located on every corner, it’s easy to see how it seems like the obvious choice for filing your tax return. These companies, with huge advertising budgets, attempt to demonstrate how easy it is to submit your return and get back to your normal life. But sadly, many people don’t realize that these products could actually result in you paying more than necessary to the IRS, or could be missing out on significant tax deductions that there is no way for a computer program to know you qualify for.

What’s worse is that even if you are currently working with an accountant, there’s a chance that they may be using this same software as well. You may be able to identify this by the level of personalization your CPA offers you. It’s the nature of tax season – many companies take on as many tax returns as possible because it’s profitable for their business. But that’s not to say every accounting firm is that way! When you’re looking for a CPA you can trust, take value in their communication standards, ability to clearly communicate with you, and whether they take the time to get to know you personally.

A trained tax professional has the ability to seek out and identify important factors that a computer program cannot, such as unique circumstances that allow you to qualify for special credits and deductions, or errors that could land you in a world of trouble with the IRS. At ALG, we take a completely hands-on approach to tax preparation, planning, and consultation. Not only do we personally analyze every tax return for accuracy, we also aggressively work to uncover opportunities that can benefit your financial situation!

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Who is The ALG Group?

Here at The ALG Group, our passion lies in helping our friends and neighbors succeed financially. We completely understand that tax preparation and planning are not the most exciting topics that both individuals and businesses are faced with, however it’s where we thrive. We specialize in understanding all the unique aspects of the ever-changing tax laws, so that we can help our clients take advantage of missed opportunities.

We are dedicated to helping our clients understand their current financial situation and what opportunities are available to them, so that they can be confident in the quality of not only their tax return, but in the quality of their experience with our firm. Whatever your current situation, we’re here to help, and we’re here to make the process as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

Give us a call today and we’ll talk to you about how we can personally help you!

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