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Many people think that after they have submitted their yearly tax returns they have an entire year before they have to be bothered with thinking about taxes again.

This erroneous notion could not be further from the truth, and it can actually cause unnecessary expenses and potentially create financial crises. Tax planning is basically an analysis of a financial plan or situation specifically from a tax perspective. When done correctly, tax planning utilizes and takes advantage of all applicable tax breaks under the Internal Revenue Code.

Proper financial planning can help implement certain strategies that may also benefit in the tax planning arena due to the fact that taxes are a rather large expense that should always be considered. As you continue to prosper during your life and your financial situation exponentially thrives (an aspiration for many people) so too will your tax bills and responsibilities. Hence, as you go through life and your expenses and earnings fluctuate, consciously creating a beneficial financial plan while simultaneously taking into consideration planning to reduce your tax bill is crucial.

Do I Need A Professional

The short answer is: yes. Professionals can be invaluable when it comes to proper tax planning. The federal income tax rules are becoming increasingly more difficult and complicated to navigate. There are a myriad of areas that accountants and tax professionals are versed in when it comes to tax planning that which the average person is not privy. A professional will help to set you up for financial success in the short term as well as the long term when it comes to both tax planning and financial planning.

Tax laws are ever changing and it is a professional’s job to stay up to date with the shifting laws, ensuring the use of up to date tax saving strategies.

While also enabling him or her to accurately guide you to make sound financial decisions. One of the most important components of proper tax planning is consistently have taxes in mind when making large purchases. More often than not, these purchases will have tax implications that you may be unaware of, but your accountant will not. Discuss large potential purchases with your accountant and make sure they fit into your financial plans.

Both financial planning and tax planning are essential to setting oneself up for success in terms on one’s finances, and they should each be give adequate attention. In fact, it is best to incorporate your tax planning into your financial plan for optimum results. Tax planning is actually an integral component of creating a well-rounded and successful financial plan.


There are a number benefits, both large and small, when it comes to tax planning. The main benefit is that proper tax planning can lower your amount of taxable income, which in turn will reduce your tax rate. This essentially means that you will pay a lower amount of taxes, as the percentage for which you are being taxed has been minimized, possibly even lowering your tax bracket. This tax planning benefit enables you to hold on to more money that would have otherwise gone to paying taxes.

For Further Information

If you follow your instincts and are clear with your needs you will likely find an accountant that is an excellent fit. While the task to connect with the right accountant may seem overwhelming, please keep in mind it will be worth it in the long run. The financial guidance that a good accountant will provide during one’s lifetime can result in significant financial gain. With the full range of accounting services Allman & Allman APAC provide, we are certainly equipped with the expertise for which you may be in need. Seeking guidance from our firm will proved you the opportunity to work with individuals armed with broad and deep financial knowledge, able to provide advice on a wide range of issues. As a full service public accounting firm, our professional services will surely help you succeed and thrive.

Please feel free to reach out to Allman & Allman APAC via email at [email protected] or via phone at (760) 773-1120 for our Palm Desert office or (424) 334-1120 for our Torrance office to discuss your situation and find out how we can help you grow. We look forward to hearing from you.