Red Wing Tax Planning

The business and tax environment has become increasingly complex. Count on Smith Schafer for tax planning services that maximize your personal and professional tax strategies.

COMPREHENSIVE BUSINESS TAX PLANNING & STRATEGY.

 

If asked, many Minnesota business owners would be more than happy to find ways to reduce federal, state, and local taxes. Significant savings is often the result of proactive tax planning. A tax plan should be a component of your overall financial goals. It lays out financial decisions, how to reduce tax liability, and increase income. For this reason, it is important to partner with a professional tax advisor to highlight the path to savings. 

Our Red Wing office professionals will work closely with you to evaluate your situation and recommend the best approach to lower tax liability and maximize savings so you can focus on growing your business. We often discover missed deductions, overlooked credits, deferred compensation planning options, and restructuring opportunities that can minimize your tax burden. 

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

Our Red Wing professionals can provide effective tax strategies, coordinated and executed based on your unique situation.

Business Tax Resources

Important Estate Tax Portability Update Announced

Important Estate Tax Portability Update Announced

If the federal estate tax exemption is cut approximately in half in 2026, as is currently scheduled, it may create significant issues for Minnesota taxpayers. The matter becomes especially challenging when one considers what may happen if the portability election is not made.

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2022 IRS Backlogs & Taxpayer Service Updates

2022 IRS Backlogs & Taxpayer Service Updates

The IRS has been busy. In the past two years, the agency has processed trillions of dollars in pandemic relief funds, adjusted to often-changing tax deadlines, and dealt with several complex new tax laws. At the same time, funding was 20 percent lower than in 2010. Understaffed is the understatement of the century.

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Midyear Tax Planning Essentials

Midyear Tax Planning Essentials

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.

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Our client satisfaction is exceptional, as demonstrated by our 96.4% satisfaction rate.

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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.