time fliesLooking at the calendar, it is now fourth quarter. Time flies, and taxes will be due as we move toward the new year. It’s not too early to begin your preparation. Will you have changes to your tax status for 2018? How will the new regulations effect you?

There are many changes in tax law since 2017 and you need to know which ones will apply to you. That’s why it is a good idea to begin pulling your receipts, expenses and spending documents together. Don’t wait until the last minute and be rushed to file or have to get an extension and pay an additional fee. Before we head into the holiday season, you can get a jump on your taxes.

If you do not yet have a tax preparer to CPA, now is the perfect time to find one so you can begin planning. If you are looking for a new professional, this is the time. You might want to also reconcile your records. Collect and arrange all banking statements. Be sure your accounting software has all the entries you have made to date.

You may find that there are actions you can take during this fourth quarter to lower the taxes you will pay next year.

Les Merritt has been working with clients for over three decades to help with tax planning and preparation. Not only is Les Merritt a CPA and CFP, he is also a Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider (ELP).

An ELP is not an easy designation to earn. Dave Ramsey only endorses the most skilled and caring professionals and then they are held to a higher standard of excellence. If Dave Ramsey trusts Les, you can too.

Now is the time to act. It is already October and time flies. Call Les Merritt at (919) 269-8553 to make an appointment to take care of planning for your 2018 personal and company tax returns. You will be glad you have taken action early and can feel confident during the fourth quarter.

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