Tax Planning Strategies

Income Tax Strategies

We have all heard some variation on this Benjamin Franklin quote: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” While this is true, we work with our clients and their tax advisors to minimize our clients’ exposure to tax. Most of our clients choose a proactive approach to reducing taxes as opposed to becoming a martyr to the Internal Revenue Code. We educate our clients’ on all of the available benefits within the tax code to help reduce both their annual and their final obligations to the federal government.

 

Company Stock Option Planning

Whether you are a “C-suite” executive or a recent recipient of a stock incentive package, it is imperative you have a strategy to manage your company stock. Most companies offer non-qualified stock options (NQSO), incentive stock options (ISO), restricted stock units (RSU), or employee stock purchase plans (ESPP), all with specific rules, tax treatment, and planning opportunities. Our team is well equipped to assist our clients in implementing a strategy that integrates your company stock with your investment portfolio and financial plan to ensure you take full advantage of your company’s stock incentive plan.

 

Charitable Planning

We work with our clients to help them structure a charitable giving plan that balances tax efficiency with philanthropic objectives. Our planning process often uncovers opportunities to magnify and enhance what our clients ultimately provide as a legacy to their chosen charitable organizations.