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What does it mean to be tax efficient?

As a business owner, you want to do everything possible to ensure that your hard-earned money stays in your pocket. That’s why tax efficiency is so important—it helps you keep more of your money and gives you greater control over how it’s spent. But what does being tax efficient really mean? Let's break it down.

Tax Planning Strategies

The first step in being tax efficient is understanding the basics of tax planning and how taxes can impact your bottom line. A good way to start is by double-checking all the deductions that apply to you and making sure you are taking advantage of them. Doing this will help reduce your taxable income and potentially save you thousands of dollars each year. Additionally, understanding the various types of taxes that may apply to your business can help you make more informed decisions about how much money needs to be set aside for taxes each quarter.

Tax Shelters

Tax shelters are another great way to increase your tax efficiency and limit the amount of money that goes out of pocket for taxes each year. These shelters come in many forms, such as retirement accounts or investments in real estate or stocks, and can provide significant tax benefits when used correctly. However, it's important to understand all the rules and regulations associated with these shelters before investing in them; without a full understanding, you could end up losing more than you gain from these strategies. It's also important to consult with your CPA business advisor who can provide advice on which strategies might work best for you.

Tax Diversification

Another key part of being tax efficient is diversifying where your income comes from so that it isn't solely taxed at one rate or subject to one type of taxation. This means looking at different sources of income such as investments, rental properties, freelance work, etc., instead of relying on just one source like a traditional job or salary. By diversifying the sources from which your income comes from, you can take advantage of the different taxation rates applicable to each source and potentially pay less overall in taxes throughout the year.

Being tax efficient doesn't have to be complicated; it just requires having an understanding of how taxes work and how they affect your bottom line. With some strategic planning and an eye towards maximizing savings wherever possible, becoming more tax efficient is a goal any business owner should strive for!

Owning a business can feel overwhelming. Business owners deserve to reach their full potential without feeling limited by what they don’t know. Call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation at (404) 668-4713.

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