At BWM we take the initiative to drive the overall tax strategy for our clients. We have advanced tax planning software that can identify overlooked opportunities or accurately calculate quarterly estimate payments and payroll withholdings. We actively manage every portfolio with best-in-class trading software to maximize the after-tax return for clients. This includes strategies like tax-loss harvesting and asset location. Most importantly of all, we make sure all advisors are on the same page. We work closely with you CPA to ensure we are all pulling in the same direction. There are many different tax strategies out there, so it is vitally important that the strategies you implement work together and not against each other.
Who We Help
Retirees will face decisions on when to take Social Security, how to manage RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions), and whether Roth conversions make sense.
Lowering your tax bill starts with planning for both the short- and long-term. By aligning your tax strategies with your financial strategies, the money you do not pay to the government can help fund your financial future.
Like your financial strategy, your tax strategy operates in two-time frames—now and later. “Now” covers the 12 months of the current tax year, such as income tax preparation and filing. “Later” covers long range moves, such as maximizing the long-term tax benefits offered by a qualified retirement plan such as a 401(k). Either way, timing is critical. Retaining as much of your gross income as possible should be an ongoing objective, not something that happens only at tax time.
Some portion of household-related expenses may be deductible if you maintain a home office. Ongoing childcare and dependent care expenses may provide you with special tax advantages, helping to reduce your tax obligation. The IRS is a great source of information for individuals, but tax regulations can be complex. Consider hiring a tax professional to help you navigate the complexities. Developing and implementing a tax strategy early on can help you achieve your long-term financial goals.