Tax Alpha: How to Add Measurable Value with Tax-Focused Financial Planning
Without comprehensive tax-focused financial planning, advisors, tax preparers and consumers alike are making costly mistakes. The short-sighted, often rear view, of taxes as a once-a-year task, rather than a pervasive feature of one’s financial life risks higher tax payments and delays financial independence.
Taxpayers who merely drop off files at their annual accountant meeting, or go solo with off-the-shelf software, fail to recognize the often costly consequences of inefficient, or non-existent, tax planning.
Accountants who limit their client services to filling out forms and making the best of the past year’s information, also limit their ability to reduce their clients' tax exposure. It's simply too late.
Financial planners who advise on investments, retirement planning and education saving, but fail to include tax planning in their counsel, can lead clients down the path toward greater tax liability that can result in less holistic and satisfied client engagement.
The comprehensive tax-focused financial plan uniquely informs and positions advisors to guide clients in all aspects of their financial decisions throughout the year – with no costly surprises come tax day.
This paper explores the comprehensive tax-focused financial planning model and its benefits to the client, tax preparer and financial advisor. Sign up to receive your copy on 1/23/17!
Webinar: Tax Alpha Roundtable – How to Add Measurable Value with Tax-Focused Financial Planning
ACP members Jake Kuebler, Bluestem Financial Advisors, Kelly Adams, Harbor Light Planning, and authors of the white paper, Tax Alpha: How to Add Measurable Value with Tax-Focused Financial Planning, Jonathan Heller, KEJ Financial Advisors and Robert Walsh, Lighthouse Financial Advisors held a discussion exploring the comprehensive tax-focused financial planning model and its benefits to the client, tax preparer and financial advisor.