Tax Services Theodore AL

There are plenty of business tax savings in the system without resorting to illegal strategies that can come back to bite you. Stay away from tax evasion schemes. Here are a few legitimate strategies you can implement now.

Don G. Charest (RFC®), CHFC
(251) 343-7715
3662 Dauphin St Ste A-1
Mobile, AL
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Charest Company, LLP
Qualifications
Education: Champlain College, Burlington, Vt
Years of Experience: 38
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IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Jackson Hewitt Tax Svc
(251) 473-4829
5664 Highway 90
Theodore, AL

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Jefferson Tax Services
(251) 957-3625
6911 Williamsburg Ct
Irvington, AL

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Bunch Income Tax & Accounting Inc
(251) 957-6566
9051 Hwy 90 W
St Elmo, AL

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H&R Block Inside Cottage Hill Shopping Center
(251) 662-5970
3981 COTTAGE HILL RD
MOBILE, AL

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Jonathan D. Charest (RFC®), CSA, MSFS
(251) 649-2274
4000 Wulff Rd.
Semmes, AL
Company
Charest Company, LLP
Qualifications
Education: BS, MSFS
Years of Experience: 14
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Family Offices, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, CommOptions, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Business Coach, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Jackson Hewitt
(251) 473-4829
7101 Theodore Dawes Rd. Ste F
Theodore, AL

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Mobile Tax Svc Inc
(251) 661-2490
4126 Government Blvd # A
Mobile, AL

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JK Harris&Company Tax Representation Firm-Call Now
(800) 621-0536
Two Office Park, Suite 104
Mobile, AL

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Jackson Hewitt
(251) 665-0400
5033 Cottage Hill Rd
Mobile, AL

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Tax Saving Strategies

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It's Not What Your Business Makes That Counts — It's What You Get To Keep!
By Patrick Astre

There are two things in life you don’t want to watch closely as they’re made; the first is sausages, the second is tax laws. While death and taxes are inevitable, death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets. The constant push-pull of special interests, partisan, and “pork barrel” politics left us with an income tax system that is convoluted and overly complex.

There are a great number of tax-saving opportunities available to business owners. Sad to say, many of these opportunities are not well known and often ignored even by tax planners, CPAs and attorneys. By not using them, you will have “volunteered” to pay more taxes.

Let’s get one thing out in the open at the get-go: Everything this article covers is legal, audit-tested, and rooted well within the IRC (Internal Revenue Code.) So let’s get started so you can keep more of that hard-earned money from your business.

There are plenty of business tax savings in the system without resorting to illegal strategies that can come back to bite you. Stay away from tax evasion schemes. Here are a few legitimate strategies you can implement now:

• Rent part of your home to your business. Many business owners use part of their homes for business, second office, storage, etc., and yet those expenses are not deducted. Determine the portion of your home that is used for business, and rent it to your corporation or LLC. Rent should be reasonable and average for your area. You must report the income on Schedule E of your personal tax return (1040), but you will apply a percentage of deductions against that income such as utilities, home insurance, maintenance, and depreciation, etc. that you cannot use otherwise.

• Don’t fear the home office deduction. If you operate as a sole proprietor, you cannot rent part of your home to yourself; however, you can use the home office deduction. A court ruling in the late ‘80s resulted in that deduction being outlawed and denied to many businesses. Legislation two years later overturned this ruling and restored the deduction. Home office deductions are legitimate and allowed by the IRC. As in all deductions, be sure to keep documentation to back it up.

• Don’t neglect business use of your automobile. Simply because you don’t use your car often in your business, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t deduct the amount that you do use. Keep a log of your business mileage, reimburse yourself by using the IRS mileage rate, and deduct it on your business tax return. Do not include commute to and from your business, and make sure to document the business reason for auto usage.

• Make your spouse part owner (shareholder) of your Sub S Corporation. A recent tax court ruling held that any money paid sole shareholders of “S” corporations from the business must be taken as payroll. That’s because “S” distributions are not subject to payroll taxes, and the...

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