Year-end tax planning saves a surgeon over $236,800 before 12/31.
Angie M Grainger
Prediction is the key to eliminating financial stress… and the key to reducing taxes.
When you can see what's coming you can also do something about it.
We hate having surprises when it comes to taxes, but in order to predict what's owed, we have to have very clean books to start with.
During year-end tax planning, the first step is a thorough review of the books. From there, we can project how much will be owed in taxes.
We usually start this process in November because there are things we can do before year-end when we have enough time.
In the case of this surgeon, we were able to set up a retirement plan that allows $300,000 contributions instead of the max $61,000 in a SEP-IRA. That saves him $148,000 in taxes!
Plus, by paying his state taxes via PTE (Pass-Through Entity) tax by 12/31, he will save another $89,000 as a full federal deduction on his state taxes.
None of this could have happened had he done nothing before it was too late!
Doing nothing is expensive.