Good question! So, consider this – the U.S. tax code is over 67,000 pages long and there are over 1,500 different tax forms that may or may not, need to be a part of your tax return. There are over 1 million professional tax preparers in the United States. Most of these 1 million professional tax preparers are “number crunchers” who do nothing more than prepare tax returns with little or no emphasis on tax planning or creating strategies to reduce their client's tax liabilities.
Certified Tax Coaches are tax professionals with advanced training in proactive tax planning, who specialize in finding deductions, credits, loopholes, and strategies to help their clients pay less tax. This elite network of tax professionals includes Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), Enrolled Agents (EAs), and attorneys. There are fewer than 700 of these skilled professionals across the United States who have achieved this specialized designation.
So, what makes a Certified Tax Coach different? Certified Tax Coaches undergo extensive training to achieve the designation of a Certified Tax Coach. That training, through the American Institute of Certified Tax Planners, encompasses training in specific tax planning strategies to reduce tax liabilities for our clients. The training is ongoing as the tax law evolves and is always focused on completely legal, court certified strategies aimed at reducing taxes. These strategies are focused on business owners, as well as high net worth individuals and high income earners, but many of the strategies can, in certain situations, be applied to other taxpayers as well. Certified Tax Coaches proactively focus on year-round strategic planning methods and capitalize on the wealth of tax saving opportunities in the US Tax Code.
If you think online tax software will get you the best refund, think again. You’re in danger of overpaying unless a real live Certified Tax Coach makes a plan to reduce your liabilities early on and then expertly prepares your tax return. Don’t take risks with your tax return, turn to Stephen P. Gunby & Associates, CPA’s, PC for proactive tax planning strategies combined with tax preparation services you can trust. We understand the pain of high taxes and are dedicated to finding relief for every client.
We’re different than the average CPA firm because we are Certified Tax Coaches, so our main focus is helping taxpayers reduce tax obligations and preserve wealth. To us, tax preparation is about more than compliance, it’s about saving you real money on your taxes. We’re specially trained to find significant tax savings, not just complete your tax form. We use powerful tax planning techniques throughout the year to minimize state and federal taxes and increase your after-tax income at year-end.