Tag Archives: Taxes

2022 FEATURE

Tax-Saving Strategies Before Year-End with Matthew Taus, CPA, CFP® (Ep. 116)



Due to high inflation rates, the ever-changing state of the markets, and many driving factors that have altered the economy, we want to help you save on taxes so that your money can stay safe in YOUR pockets. 

In this episode, Larry Heller, CFP®, is joined by Matthew Taus, CPA, CFP®, to talk about strategies businesses, and individuals qualify for, and can use to help them save money on their income tax. 

Listen as Matt and Larry discuss: 

  • How businesses can benefit from a qualified business income deduction
  • Not to forget to incorporate recent tax law changes to lower what you owe
  • Steps you must take before year end to lower your personal income taxes
  • Retirement Plans you can contribute to in order to reduce your taxable income
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

After starting his career with KPMG performing audits of large multinational companies Matthew Taus transitioned to financial and tax planning for a diversified group of mid-size business and individuals focusing on advising high wealth clients in the areas of trust, estate and gift tax planning matters. 

Matthew is an executive board member of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners and the Estate Planning Council member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Financial Planning Association and New York State Society of CPAs. 

He regularly speaks and writes on tax manners for organizations and publications and now he is here to offer his insight on our podcast. 


2022 FEATURE

Tending Your Investment Strategy with Tax Loss Harvesting (Ep.115)



The Stock Market is having a down year, and we want to help save you some money on your taxes!

Enter, Tax Loss Harvesting. What is it? It’s an investment strategy that starts with the unrealized losses, and ends with money in your pocket. 

In this episode, Larry Heller, CFP®, breaks down why and how you can make unrealized losses into realized losses to save money on income taxes.

Larry discusses: 

  • The Tax Loss Harvesting Process
  • Offsetting Taxable Gains with Losses
  • What is a wash sale and why you must avoid
  • Carry Forward Losses
  • And more

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2022 FEATURE

Taking Financial Responsibility Before You’re a Widow or Widower (Ep. 108)



99% of people will become a widow or widower at some point in their life, so financial preparation will be helpful during this emotional time.

In this episode, Larry Heller guides you around ways to make financial planning easier during this major life transition by revealing key steps you’ll want to incorporate into your financial planning should you become widowed. Plus, he explains why financial discussions between spouses are important, especially in the later years of life.

Larry discusses:

  • Concepts to include in your financial plan for when you become a widow or widower
  • How tax situations may shift when one spouse becomes widowed
  • The potential shift in insurance coverage as a widow or widower
  • How editing a will after one partner has passed may be required
  • And more

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95. HWM Strategies to Save Income Taxes on Your Investments



It’s not what you make but what you keep. Do you know that the taxes you pay on your investments can vary?

Well then, this episode is for you!

In this information-packed episode, Larry Heller discusses diversification, taxes, and different strategies you can use to maximize your return by minimizing your taxes. 

Larry discusses: 

  • What cost basis is and how to lower your capital gains tax
  • How to select the proper method for reducing taxes on your mutual funds
  • Why it’s helpful to know what tax bracket you’re in to save you money
  • Why not knowing about mutual fund distributions and turnover can lead to surprise taxes

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