Category Archives: Strategic Guidance|Tax

What is a Tax Consultant?

Introduction: Navigating the complexities of taxation can be daunting for individuals and businesses alike. Whether you’re facing tax filing deadlines, planning for the future, or dealing with IRS audits, having expert guidance can make all the difference. In this blog post, we’ll explore the role of a tax consultant. We will cover how they can

What are the Tax Implications of Different Investment Types?

Investment Types

  Introduction: Investing is a powerful tool for wealth creation, but it’s crucial for investors to be aware of the tax implications associated with different investment types. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or just getting started, understanding how your investments may be taxed can significantly impact your overall financial strategy. Continue reading to explore the

Qualified Charitable IRA Distributions


As we approach the year-end tax planning season, it’s crucial to explore smart strategies that can both support charitable causes and provide tax advantages. We are lucky enough to have great group of clients that give year after year. One such strategy worth considering is the Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your Individual Retirement Account

All New: IRS Income Tax Brackets for 2024

Tax Brackets

As we usher in the year 2024, it’s time to familiarize ourselves with the changes in the tax landscape. Understanding the new tax brackets is crucial for individuals and businesses alike, as it directly impacts how much we contribute to the government’s coffers. In this blog post, we’ll look into the key highlights of the

How Can I Use Income Splitting to Pay Less Taxes???

Income Splitting

  Tax planning is an integral part of financial management One effective strategy to minimize your tax liability is income splitting. This process involves redistributing your earnings among family members in a way that leverages lower tax rates or takes advantage of tax credits available to certain individuals. In this blog you will learn about

The Augusta Tax Loophole: A Unique Opportunity for Tax Savings

  Introduction In the world of taxation and wealth management, there exists a little-known gem that could significantly benefit homeowners and small business owners alike: the Augusta Tax Loophole, also known as the Augusta Rule IRS exemption. Named after Section 280A(g) of the Internal Revenue Code, this loophole allows homeowners to exclude up to 14

How to Reduce Your Risk of Audit with ProActive Tax Planning

Introduction Here at Whittaker our clients almost never get audited. Although, a question we get from non-clients all the time is, “how do I reduce my risk of being audited?” Well, ProActive Tax Planning is one of the best ways to do that. Tax season is a stressful time for many individuals and business owners.

Tax-Deductible Business Travel

Introduction Traveling for business purposes is an essential part of many start-ups and established businesses. Whether you’re attending conferences, meeting clients, or exploring new markets, these business trips often come with significant expenses. The good news is that many of these costs can be tax-deductible. You can help your company save money while expanding its

How to Handle IRS or other Tax Agency Notices

Receiving a notice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or any other tax agency can be a stressful experience for most individuals. However, it’s essential to approach these notices calmly and systematically. Just because you have received a notice doesn’t mean you are in trouble. Understanding the Purpose of Tax Agency Notices Tax agency notices