Tax Services

If you’re in need of tax services, LongSchaefer offers several to meet your needs. Our tax professionals can assist you with tax preparation, tax planning, and we can advise you on tax problems you might have. 

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Tax Preparation

Tax Planning

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Tax Preparation

According to a study released by the US Government’s General Accounting Office last year, most taxpayers (77% of 71 million taxpayers) believe they benefited from using a professional tax preparer. You may think that hiring a tax preparation professional means money out of your pocket, but the truth is, with all the regulations and rules put out by the IRS, you may already be overpaying. Our professionals make sure you don’t overlook any tax credits or deductibles. When you trust your tax services to us, we’ll take care of everything and make tax season simple.

Preparing your own income tax return can be a difficult and time-consuming process. Today’s tax laws are complex, and even with the simplest tax returns, you may spend hours trying to discern convoluted IRS rules and regulations. Confused and under stress, you may make errors, overlook potential tax credits and deductibles, and end up overpaying. Fortunately, by hiring a professional tax preparation service, this situation is avoidable.

Tax Preparation

According to a study released by the US Government’s General Accounting Office last year, most taxpayers (77% of 71 million taxpayers) believe they benefited from using a professional tax preparer. You may think that hiring a tax preparation professional means money out of your pocket, but the truth is, with all the regulations and rules put out by the IRS, you may already be overpaying. Our professionals make sure you don’t overlook any tax credits or deductibles. When you trust your tax services to us, we’ll take care of everything and make tax season simple.

Preparing your own income tax return can be a difficult and time-consuming process. Today’s tax laws are complex, and even with the simplest tax returns, you may spend hours trying to discern convoluted IRS rules and regulations. Confused and under stress, you may make errors, overlook potential tax credits and deductibles, and end up overpaying. Fortunately, by hiring a professional tax preparation service, this situation is avoidable.

Why Hire a Tax Preparation Service?

According to a study by the US Government’s General Accounting Office, nearly 77% of taxpayers felt they benefited from using a professional tax preparation service. Tax professionals help you by doing all the heavy-lifting. They stay up-to-date on tax laws and IRS rules, guide you through filing instructions, and ensure you do not overlook any tax credits and deductibles. When you use LongSchaefer as your tax preparation service this tax season, you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • We will help you navigate complicated tax laws and IRS instructions

  • Our computer software will check and recheck your tax return to identify problems that the IRS may inspect closely

  • Our computer software will review the math to limit IRS contacts

  • Your tax return will be filed electronically for your convenience

  • Our staff will show you how to adjust your payroll withholding to get more money back each week

  • We will find potential deductions to limit your tax reliability next year

Tax preparation computer programs are becoming increasingly popular, but they cannot replace the assistance of an experienced tax professional. By working with a tax professional at LongSchaefer, you ensure that you’ve properly prepared your income tax return this year while setting yourself up for success next year.

Tax Returns for Small Business Owners

At LongSchaefer, we pride ourselves in assisting small business owners. Even if you have not kept up on your bookkeeping, we will help you prepare your bookkeeping for the year, create a full Schedule C, and prepare your personal income tax return. Additionally, LongSchaefer will set you up for future success by creating an easy-to-follow bookkeeping system that helps you to keep your books in the best shape for next year’s tax season.

Tax Planning

Planning is the key to successfully and legally reducing your tax liability. If you really want to get ahead this tax season, it’s best to start tax planning as soon as possible. Our tax services go beyond tax compliance and proactively recommend tax saving strategies to maximize your after-tax income. It can be difficult to keep up with tax laws and regulations. We’re dedicated to staying up to date with everything the IRS sets forth, making sure that your liabilities are minimized while maximizing your assets. Sound financial planning is not complete without tax planning. Tax planning is a proactive approach to paying your taxes, taking advantage of tax provisions, deductibles, and tax credits to legally and successfully reduce your tax liability. By contacting a tax professional about tax planning and taking the steps to reduce your tax reliability now, you’ll have greater control over your assets and investments in the future.

Tax Planning

Planning is the key to successfully and legally reducing your tax liability. If you really want to get ahead this tax season, it’s best to start tax planning as soon as possible. Our tax services go beyond tax compliance and proactively recommend tax saving strategies to maximize your after-tax income. It can be difficult to keep up with tax laws and regulations. We’re dedicated to staying up to date with everything the IRS sets forth, making sure that your liabilities are minimized while maximizing your assets. Sound financial planning is not complete without tax planning. Tax planning is a proactive approach to paying your taxes, taking advantage of tax provisions, deductibles, and tax credits to legally and successfully reduce your tax liability. By contacting a tax professional about tax planning and taking the steps to reduce your tax reliability now, you’ll have greater control over your assets and investments in the future.

Tax Planning at LongSchaefer

At LongSchaefer, we make it a priority to enhance our knowledge of current tax law, complex tax code, and new tax regulations to help you find ways to minimize taxes throughout the year. With our skills and expertise, we work to ensure that businesses and individuals pay the lowest amount of taxes allowable by law. We go beyond tax compliance and continuously look for ways to reduce your tax liability throughout the year, not just the end of the year.

At LongSchaefer, we recommend tax saving strategies that keep Uncle Sam out of your pocket and help you grow and preserve your assets. We find ways to reduce taxes in the following areas:
  • Your income, so you can enjoy more of your earnings

  • Your estate, so your family can enjoy your earnings

  • Your charitable gifts, so you can give more,

  • Your investments, so you can grow your wealth faster

  • Your retirement distributions, so you can retire on time

To make this possible, LongSchaefer implements a variety of tax savings strategies. Here are just a few of the tax savings strategies we use:

  • Split taxable income among family members or legal entities to get more income in lower tax brackets

  • Review overall financial situation for opportunities to defer tax or create tax-exempt income

  • Shift expenses and income from one year to the next to have them fall at lower tax rates

  • Find tax deductions by structuring your money to pay for the things you enjoy, like vacations

At LongSchaefer, we work for you, not the IRS. Through careful planning and legitimate tax strategies, our clients continuously reduce their tax liability and save more of their assets.

Tax Preparation for Business Owners

Tax preparation is extremely important for business owners. Tax preparation is also a stressful process, especially if you’re doing taxes for a business. Business tax preparation has specific requirements that need to be considered, and things can get quite complicated. If you’re trying to figure out your business taxes, LongSchaefer has created some guides to help you out.

Tax Preparation for Business Owners

Tax preparation is extremely important for business owners. Tax preparation is also a stressful process, especially if you’re doing taxes for a business. Business tax preparation has specific requirements that need to be considered, and things can get quite complicated. If you’re trying to figure out your business taxes, LongSchaefer has created some guides to help you out.

Why Hire a Tax Preparation Service?

According to a study by the US Government’s General Accounting Office, nearly 77% of taxpayers felt they benefited from using a professional tax preparation service. Tax professionals help you by doing all the heavy-lifting. They stay up-to-date on tax laws and IRS rules, guide you through filing instructions, and ensure you do not overlook any tax credits and deductibles. When you use LongSchaefer as your tax preparation service this tax season, you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • We will help you navigate complicated tax laws and IRS instructions

  • Our computer software will check and recheck your tax return to identify problems that the IRS may inspect closely

  • Our computer software will review the math to limit IRS contacts

  • Your tax return will be filed electronically for your convenience

  • Our staff will show you how to adjust your payroll withholding to get more money back each week

  • We will find potential deductions to limit your tax reliability next year

Tax preparation computer programs are becoming increasingly popular, but they cannot replace the assistance of an experienced tax professional. By working with a tax professional at LongSchaefer, you ensure that you’ve properly prepared your income tax return this year while setting yourself up for success next year.

Tax Returns for Small Business Owners

At LongSchaefer, we pride ourselves in assisting small business owners. Even if you have not kept up on your bookkeeping, we will help you prepare your bookkeeping for the year, create a full Schedule C, and prepare your personal income tax return. Additionally, LongSchaefer will set you up for future success by creating an easy-to-follow bookkeeping system that helps you to keep your books in the best shape for next year’s tax season.

Tax Preparation for Individuals

Tax season is something everyone dreads, but with proper tax preparation, it doesn’t have to be such a nightmare. LongSchaefer has created several guides to help guide you through the tax preparation process. Be aware that guides are helpful and useful, but meeting with a competent professional at LongSchaefer will provide the most value.

Tax Preparation for Individuals

Tax season is something everyone dreads, but with proper tax preparation, it doesn’t have to be such a nightmare. LongSchaefer has created several guides to help guide you through the tax preparation process. Be aware that guides are helpful and useful, but meeting with a competent professional at LongSchaefer will provide the most value.

Tax Preparation Guides for Individuals

Learn how to lower your taxes with these helpful tax saving strategies.

Tax Saving Strategies: A Helpful Checklist
Travel and Entertainment: Maximizing the Tax Benefits
The “Nanny Tax” Rules: What To Do If You Have Household Employees
Selling Your Home: How To Minimize the Tax On the Gain
The Deductibility of Points
Retirement Plan Distributions: When To Take Them
Retirement Plan Distributions: How To Take Them
Advanced Charity Techniques: Maximizing Your Deduction
Charitable Contributions of Property: Maximizing the Deduction
Charitable Contributions: How To Give Wisely

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions we hear about tax preparation and tax strategies.

Tax Saving Strategies: Frequently Asked Questions
Travel and Entertainment: Frequently Asked Questions
“Nanny Tax” Rules: Frequently Asked Questions
Tax Benefits of Higher Education: Frequently Asked Questions
Recordkeeping: Frequently Asked Questions
Charitable Contributions: Frequently Asked Questions
Charitable Deductions: Frequently Asked Questions

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