Minneapolis Tax Planning
Tax planning is a vital component of a successful business. At Smith Schafer’s Minneapolis office, we work with business owners to create a financially-sound tax plan so you can achieve your financial goals.
Create a strategy. Gain value beyond the next tax return.
A tax plan should be a component of your overall financial goals. It lays out financial decisions, how to reduce taxes liability and increase income. Understanding new tax laws, deductions and credits are all important aspects of a tax plan.
Tax planning is a year-round process and a separate service from tax preparation. It is something a lot of business owners do not take advantage of, but we recommend because it may help minimize tax liability on next year’s tax return by planning ahead. It may mean meeting with your CPA on a quarterly basis, but generally the tax benefit is worth it.
We opened our first Twin Cities location in the 1980s. We have over 45 years of experience helping businesses, in numerous industries, effectively tax plan. Our Minneapolis office professionals will work closely with you to evaluate your situation and recommend the best approach to lower tax liability, maximize savings from allowable deductions and take advantage of available tax credits so you can focus on growing your business.
Business Tax Services:
Tax Minimization Planning
Tax Projections & Estimated Tax Payments
Tax Credit Analysis & Preparation
Merger & Acquisitions
Cost Segregation Studies
Cash Flow Planning
Corporate Structuring & Restructuring
Business Tax Resources
How did tax season go? Whether this most recent tax season left Minnesota business owners feeling good or dreading the thought of what will happen next year, there’s good news. Summer is an excellent time for parties in both camps to reclaim and enact a new tax planning strategy.
Business owners are facing operational and financial challenges, including those related to recruiting and employee retention. As of March 2022, the Employment Cost Index for total compensation in the Midwest rose by 5.1% compared to March 2021.
The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) helped employers bolster cash flow and avoided layoffs during the most uncertain periods of COVID. The confluence of state issued forced business closures and stay at home orders created adverse conditions for many Minnesota companies. The program provided a desperately needed capital infusion to struggling businesses.
Our client satisfaction is exceptional, as demonstrated by our 96.4% satisfaction rate.
Why Clients Choose Us
“We have worked with Smith Schafer for over 45 years. They have been great to work with, from wonderful administrative support, tax staff, and CPAs. They have supported us for years with our financials and mergers/acquisitions. Always there to help!”
- Washburn McReavy Funeral Chapels
“Our service is always exceptional and never have to second guess the answers.”
- EnergyPrint, Inc.
“Smith Schafer has provided second to none service and value to my business and personal accounts for over 30 years. Their expertise and knowledge are unmatched by any other accounting firm I have encountered over all these years.”
“The relationship we have built over the years with the staff at Smith Schafer & Associates is one that can never be replaced. They are quick with helping us figure anything out, always willing to pick up the phone and walk us through any problem we are having. Also they are just all so friendly and kind!”
“I have worked with Jason Boynton for several years. He has consistently provided exceptional service and advice always delivered in a timely, pleasant manner.”
“Smith Schafer always makes everything go smoothly. They were recommended to us by our community bank. We have been using their services for many years for our small business and personal taxes. We always feel well taken care of and that we are receiving the best advice, direction, information and tax preparation."
- The Dog Perk Corporation
“Smith Schafer always provides great information for our business. They are thorough with our accounting and financial planning. We have leaned heavily on them with an interpretation of the PPP Loan and COVID-19 planning. They have been instrumental in our success and are always very knowledgeable and quick to respond to any of our questions."
“Smith Schafer has provided second to none service and value to my business and personal accounts for over 30 years. Their expertise and knowledge are unmatched by any other accounting firm I have encountered over all these years."
“The relationship we have built over the years with the staff at Smith Schafer is one that can never be replaced. They are quick with helping us figure anything out, always willing to pick up the phone and walk us through any problem we are having. Also they are just all so friendly and kind!"
“We love our CPA team at Smith Schafer. They have helped us navigate many personal and business decisions."
“Smith Schafer is very dedicated to their clients and always has their best interests in mind. They are very knowledgeable and thinking ahead to what the clients may be needing in the future. We would highly recommend Smith Schafer to our family and friends."
"Always fast, great service and questions answered. Love the people I work with at Smith Schafer. We've been there so long, it's like working with family."
- MotoProz, Inc.
"Smith Schafer is always responsive and in the know about what is important for me and my business. The team is responsive and professional with all my interactions. Very customer-focused."
- Custom Communication
"The people at Smith Schafer always take great care of me. They are so knowledgeable and provide great advice and support."
- Sound and Media Solutions, Inc.