Minneapolis Tax Planning

Tax planning is a vital component for 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.

Our Experience

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:

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Tax Minimization Planning

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Tax Projections & Estimated Tax Payments

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Tax Credit Analysis & Preparation

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Year-end Planning

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Merger & Acquisitions

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Cost Segregation Studies

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Cash Flow Planning

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Succession Planning

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Retirement Planning

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Gifting

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Corporate Structuring & Restructuring

Smith Schafer’s Minneapolis office specializes in tax planning for local businesses. You can trust their knowledge and thorough review of your tax situation.

Business Tax Resources

Tax-free Disaster Relief Payments to Employees

Tax-free Disaster Relief Payments to Employees

Reading Time: 2 minutes Employers can issue tax-free disaster payments to their employees under Section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code. The payments are deductible for the employer, but not included in the income of the employee.

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Our client satisfaction is exceptional, as demonstrated by our 95% satisfaction rate.

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Why Clients Choose Us

Have enjoyed good service for over 30 years.

 - R & W Fleming Corporation

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 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."