The end of the year is fast approaching, and it’s the perfect time to make some smart tax moves. At Daniel Ahart Tax Service, we specialize in helping individuals like you optimize their tax positions before the year closes. Here’s how you can prepare:
Review Your Income and Deductions: Examine your income for the year and identify any possible deductions or credits you may have missed.
Maximize Retirement Contributions: Boost your contributions to retirement accounts like an IRA or 401(k). This can lower your taxable income and save for the future.
Harvest Capital Losses: If you have investments that have lost value, consider selling them to offset any capital gains you may have.
Charitable Contributions: If you’ve made donations this year, ensure you have all the necessary documentation. These contributions can provide valuable tax deductions.
Spend Your FSA: If you have a Flexible Spending Account, use the remaining balance before you lose it, unless your plan allows for a rollover.
Prepay Deductible Expenses: Consider prepaying expenses like state taxes or mortgage interest that can increase your deductions.
Organize Your Records: Start gathering all your tax documents now, so you’re prepared for tax season.
Consult With a Professional: Tax laws can be complicated, and personal situations vary. Consulting with a tax professional can provide personalized advice and peace of mind.