Managing tax obligations: The more you plan, the better.
At several times during the year, the Kaplan Financial team will undertake a tax analysis of your account with an eye toward optimizing your obligations. While we are not tax preparers, tax attorneys or CPAs, we do understand the value of repositioning and minimizing capital gains.
During our analyses, we examine and evaluate capital gains and taxes due to events such as the sale of homes and real estate—seeking to minimize the tax liability. We perform analyses on option grants and company stock positions—advising on exercise and sell decisions. We help to evaluate various estate planning options you may be eligible to execute such as GRATs, Charitable Remainder and Lead Trusts, and Charitable Annuities.
We may recommend the most tax-beneficial retirement plan for your business—helping to assess the value of deductions for the business and value to the employees vs. benefit to the business owner.
At year’s end (usually December), we perform a capital gains analysis so as to estimate your capital gains liability and explore options for offsetting these with applicable and eligible losses.
At that time, we can also review assets that may not reside at Kaplan Financial to ensure we’re accounting for your entire capital gain situation and to help you make important adjustments before year’s end.
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