At Joseph J. Szela & Associates, P.C., we work side-by-side with our clients and tailor our services to fit their specific needs. We combine personal attention and access with the highest levels of technical expertise and specialized knowledge. Timely communication and responsiveness are hallmarks of our client relationships. These attributes support our objective of helping you reach your financial goals. CPA Sturbridge MA.
We pursue excellence by staying on top of current developments and technologies. We stay abreast of industry issues and observe the marketplace to analyze provide service and advice tailored to your specific needs and goals. We use our experience and resources to develop industry insights and specialized skills that allow us to bring maximum value to your projects. Together all of these factors allow us to deliver superior service and act as a trusted business advisor.
A detailed listing of the services we provide is set out below. Take a look at what we offer and how we can help you or your business.
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At Joseph J. Szela & Associates, P.C., we assist our tax clients through efficient compliance and effective planning to help them realize substantial savings. We use a team approach and focus on timely communication to provide our clients with excellent service. Tax partner and specialist involvement ensure that our clients receive the most experienced technical expertise we have to offer.
We offer the following tax services:
Federal, State, and Business Tax Services
Tax Return Compliance
Preparation of federal, state, and international tax returns is the core of our tax services. High levels of technical and industry-specific expertise allow our tax professionals to ensure our client’s tax returns are prepared efficiently and timely.
We help businesses structure economic transactions in ways that minimize the tax impact by advising them on acquisitions, sales, and mergers.
Accounting Method Reviews
We review businesses’ tax accounting methodologies to maximize income tax benefits for proper accounting and accounting method strategies.
Audit & Appeal Representation
We possess the expertise and experience to represent taxpayers before tax authorities. Our tax professionals understand the dispute resolution and appeals process and work diligently to obtain you the most favorable results.
Sales and Use Tax Determination
We can assist you in understanding the sales and using tax consequences of specific transactions and ensure you meet any filing requirement.
Tax Planning Services
Federal Income Tax Planning
We aid businesses with all aspects of federal income tax planning. This includes implementing federal income tax strategies that maximize savings, increase profits and manage cash flows.
State and Local Tax Planning
Our team understands the structural and transactional underpinnings of state and local regulations in ways that allow us to create solutions that mitigate tax liabilities. We provide state and local tax planning in the following areas:
- Income tax
- Franchise tax
- Sales and use tax
- Property tax
- Other miscellaneous taxes
Business Succession Tax Planning
You spent your life building your business, and now you want to pass it on to the next generation or sell the value you built. We advise companies on the proper succession planning to preserve their family and business legacy while also looking out for potential tax consequences that may result.
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Accounting for Income Taxes
Financial accounting for income taxes can be complex. Our professionals have the technical skills and experience to help our clients navigate these complex requirements and create efficient income tax accounting and reporting. We also help companies stay up-to-date with regulatory guidance and disclosure requirements. The services we offer allow our clients to minimize year-end surprises and reduce risk related to reporting. These services include:
- Calculation of tax provisions
- Account for uncertain tax positions
- Analyze current and deferred taxes
- Prepare financial statement footnote disclosures
We keep our clients up-to-date on the latest federal, state, and international tax issues through webinars, newsletters, website postings, and face-to-face meetings. By staying ahead of tax issues, we can communicate how they will impact your operations quickly and address them promptly.
Individual Tax Services
When it comes to individual taxes, change provides opportunity. We keep on top of these changes to give you the best advice and strategies, primarily through planning opportunities. You can depend on us for objective guidance and personal attention. We believe in focusing on your long-term financial goals and steering your current needs in a direction to meet them.
Estate and Trust Tax Services
Estate planning is crucial to minimize taxes and distribute as much as possible to your preferred beneficiaries. If you have not considered what will happen to your hard-earned assets as you age and eventually pass on, you should. Without an estate plan, the wealth you worked your entire life to build will be distributed according to state law and not your wishes.
We will work with you to design an estate plan customized to your particular needs by utilizing a variety of planning vehicles such as family limited partnerships, trusts, and charitable entities. Our team can assist you by performing the following:
- Review wills and trust instruments.
- Estimate estate taxes and strategize alternatives that may provide tax savings.
- Review business issues, including valuation and the transfer and/or disposition of business interests.
- Identify potential liquidity problems caused by federal and state estate taxes for the continued operation of the family business, probate, administration costs, etc.
- Develop a lifetime gifting program using vehicles such as family limited partnerships, charitable trusts, and qualified personal residence trusts
- Prepare estate, gift, fiduciary, and non-profit tax returns
- Advise you on the possible use of various trusts structures, including charitable remainder trusts, grantor annuity trusts, personal residence trusts, family partnerships, credit shelter trusts, marital deduction trusts, and revocable lifetime trusts.
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