Personal Tax Preparation & Planning

Helping Individuals & Families in the Medford Area

 

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Personal Tax Preparation

Tax time can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be such a pain. Let us take care of your tax preparation and filing. You can also make your tax appointment smoother and easier by gathering all of the necessary details ahead of time.

We will need information about your income, adjustments to your income (contributions to IRA’s, energy credits, etc.), itemized tax deductions such as childcare & donations, taxes you’ve paid (state & local income tax, real estate, personal property tax), and last year’s tax return. If you are a new client, bringing your tax returns from the last 2-3 years tax return can help us understand the landscape of your finances and taxes.

If you own a business, keep in mind that we may need to have those taxes prepared before we can begin on your personal taxes. Check out our business tax services page for more information on business tax preparation

Our printable checklist, What to bring to your tax appointment, can help you gather all the necessary information.

With our personal tax return services, you get:

✓ Peace of mind—your return has been thoroughly checked for accuracy

✓ Deduction Recommendations

✓ Tips for managing payroll deductions

✓ Availability—Talk to someone all year long

✓ Same day response

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Personal Tax Planning

It can be difficult to find the motivation to think about taxes outside of tax time, but planning ahead with tax saving strategies can make a significant difference.  By optimizing your deductions and reviewing other aspects of your personal finances such as investments, income, retirement contributions, capital expenditures, charitable donations and more, we can make recommendations on how to you can take control of your tax liability. If you are self-employed, own a business, or work as an independent contractor, planning ahead for tax time is crucial so you won’t face an unexpected tax bill.

Our tax professionals are experts in the nuances of tax law and codes. We stay up-to-date on changes that will affect your tax returns throughout the year. Let us help you take proactive steps to lighten your tax burden with our tax planning services.

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Personal Non-Filed Tax Returns

Back tax returns can rack up interest and penalties quicker than you’d think. Non-filed tax returns and not paying what you owe can have serious repercussions including tax liens, bank account levies, seizure of assets and criminal charges.

Being proactive and filing your back tax returns puts you in the best possible situation. You may still be able to claim your deductions and receive your refund.

Taking care of non-filed returns can help you:

  • Avoid wage garnishments
  • Reduce tax penalties
  • Obtain refunds
  • Claim deductions
  • Protect your assets from seizure
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Tax Audit Representation

Being audited by the IRS can be very stressful. But we can help! Legacy provides tax audit representation also called tax audit defense and IRS representation. If you are audited, you can have an authorized tax professional represent you. During the process, we take care of everything on your behalf in including paperwork, communications with the IRS, and any other issues that may come up.

In addition, we can get a copy of your IRS transcript helping us to accurately understand what your IRS file contains. This can help us ensure that we are prepared as possible for the audit.

No need to worry if you’ve received an IRS audit letter—we’re here to help! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Our Blog – Read the latest tax news

IRS TAX RELIEF – OREGON

IRS TAX RELIEF – OREGON

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Checklist for Small Businesses Impacted by Natural Disasters

Checklist for Small Businesses Impacted by Natural Disasters

September 14, 2020 ... Natural disasters strike when least expected, just like the wild fires we saw this past week. Entire cities wiped out within minutes, businesses lost. It’s painful, unimaginable and just not right. For small business owners, natural disasters...

IRS Stops Sending Unpaid Taxes Notices Due to Backlog

IRS Stops Sending Unpaid Taxes Notices Due to Backlog

August 27, 2020 ... If you mailed in your taxes and still got a letter from the IRS that you haven’t paid, no need to panic, there is a reason. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the IRS is sitting on a backlog of millions of pieces of unopened mail. Just last Friday,...

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Legacy CPA, specifically Brian Manthe, has been a tremendous blessing. We first met with Brian who helped us create a financial game plan using Dave Ramsey’s methods. This complimentary consultation was hugely beneficial! We implemented what he suggested and were able to purchase our first home. Brian has also done our taxes for the past two years. He is thorough, honest, and great to work with! We highly recommend Legacy CPA!

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