a thorough process
Review. Make a tax plan. Discuss upcoming changes. Adjust withholdings. Pay quarterly taxes. Talk through health insurance and retirement planning. Be charitable. Save for college.
Adequate tax planning requires getting into the details so you can always be prepared.
be in the know
How do you know of you don't have the right accountant? Your accountant doesn't ask you questions. Your accountant doesn't give you an overview of what's happening with your taxes every year. Your accountant doesn't do tax planning with you and give you tips for the upcoming year.
What you need is someone who will help you every step of the way, someone who will answer your questions before tax season so you have fewer surprises when it's time to file.
Have the confidence and peace of mind that your taxes are always filed correctly and that you're not missing any deductions or credits. Did you prepare or have someone else prepare your return, but you're not sure if it was done correctly? If you did and you'd like to make sure there were no mistakes, get yourself a free review of your taxes.
when should i start thinking about taxes?
You might be inclined to wait till tax season. Don't do that. Now is the best time to get started with your taxes to make sure you'll be set up for success come January. Another plus: it's super easy to get started.