I provide the following tax services to individuals and businesses: tax planning, federal and state tax preparation, and standard and electronic tax filing.
I can provide you with valuable information to help you make important financial decisions, such as planning for retirement, buying a home, financing a college education, or investing for your family's future.
Even if you are covered by Social Security and a company pension plan, you may not have enough to retire to live the lifestyle you desire. Do you know how much you need for retirement?
You've worked hard to get where you are today. You may even be in the position where you can afford to make saving for college education easier for your children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces or friends. What better way to create a long-lasting legacy than by contributing to higher education. I can help you make college your long-lasting legacy.
If you don't take care of your estate, the IRS will. Without estate planning, you can't take maximum advantage of tax strategies. Your assets in your estate may not be preserved for your heirs. Having a will isn't good enough. Together we can analyze your needs, examine a variety of planning vehicles and determine some answers for your situation.
Professional Money Management
Today's investment atmosphere presents many challenges. It is not easy to know what to do or where to turn when planning your financial future. Given this environment, more and more investors are turning to qualified financial advisors like me to assist them in creating a customized portfolio based on their individual needs.
Together, we can create an investment strategy that is designed just for you with your unique goals and needs in mind. I will build an investment plan that considers your investment goals, comfort level, expectations, and the effect of taxes on your portfolio. Because investment management is something that should be adjusted as your goals evolve and your portfolio changes, I will work with you on an ongoing basis to monitor your portfolio and rebalance it as needed.
Cash Flow and Debt Management
Without a clear picture of what money is flowing in and out each month, it is impossible to make informed decisions with respect to the other wealth management issues that affect you. Your debt level and credit history are also important barometers of your financial health. Good debt management ensures you have credit when you need it, make wise borrowing decisions, and avoid disaster if you become overextended. We can identify where your cash is going each month and evaluate potential opportunities to improve your cash flow through tax strategies and debt management.
Family Risk Management
Even the best investment plans can crumble if you have not properly prepared for the unexpected – risks that exist for every family such as disability, death, or a long-term-care need. I can evaluate your current risk plans to determine if they are adequately meeting your needs at this stage of your life and as you plan for the future. I will make suggestions that not only address your risk management needs but also consider the tax implication of these changes.
As a business owner, you likely face daily challenges such as having enough cash available to take advantage of opportunities when they arise, using the business as a vehicle to save for your and possibly your employees’ retirement, and protecting your business from a potentially devastating financial loss. I can help you evaluate and implement strategies that not only protect your business, but also take advantage of opportunities that could improve the cash flow, tax situation, benefits, and bottom line of your business.
Special Situations Planning
Throughout your life, as you pursue your long-term goals, some expected and unexpected needs will come your way, whether it is planning for a wedding, taking a spur-of-the-moment dream vacation, deciding to buy a second home or facing unexpected expenses due to unforeseen events. I am here to help you with situations that don’t always fit nicely into the other wealth management issues and determine a path to monitor your tax situation and get you through whatever financial challenges and opportunities arise.
- Life Insurance
- Long-Term Care insurance
- Mutual Funds
- Payroll services
- Business startup
- Limited Liability Companies
- Business Tax Planning
- Roth IRAs
- Accounting services
- Business consulting
- Purchases and Sales of Businesses
- Accounting consulting
- Payroll reporting
- Electronic Tax Filing
- Personal Bookkeeping
- Notary services
- Individual Tax Planning
- Business Bookkeeping
- Estate and Gift Tax Planning
- Small business consulting
- Individual Federal and State Tax Preparation
- Business Valuations
Investment and financial planning services are offered by RLS Financial Services, a registered investment advisory firm.