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Tax Credit Consulting Clinton IA

Since you pay taxes like a good citizen, you already know the power of the tax deduction. With this introduction to tax credits, you are about to learn of a more powerful tax saving tool.

H&R Block
(563) 503-1731
2715 S 25TH ST
CLINTON, IA

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Bill Elson
3705 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Company
Company: Spectrum Financial Services
Service
Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Fee Only Portfolio Management,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Wealth Management,Medicaid,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Wealth Engineering,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Medicare Planning,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning

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Mr. Kenneth E. Lawson (RFC®), CHFC, CLU, LUTCF
(563) 359-1688
2435 Kimberly Rd Ste 300S
Bettendorf, IA
Company
Client 1st Wealth Management, Inc.
Qualifications
Years of Experience: 44
Membership
IARFC, SFSP
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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H&R Block Inside Edgewood Shopping Center
(319) 396-0127
355 EDGEWOOD RD NW
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

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Liberty Tax Service
(866) 871-1040
3164 Singing Hills Blvd
Sioux City, IA

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Dirk M. Dixon (RFC®), EA
(515) 285-5546
8033 University Blvd
Clive, IA
Company
Baker & Associates, LLP
Qualifications
Education: Bachelors of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Grand View College 1997.
Years of Experience: 15
Membership
IARFC, NAIFA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Mutual Funds, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Business Coach, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Craig Adamson
1000 Lindale Drive
Marion, IA
Company
Title: President
Company: Adamson Financial Planning
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
BS Iowa State University 1996
Years Experience
Years Experience: 14
Service
Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Wealth Engineering,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Medicare Planning,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Plan

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Income Tax Connection
(712) 258-1040
3932 Transit Ave
Sioux City, IA

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H&R Block Inside Sears At Lindale Mall
(319) 294-5402
4444 1ST AVE NE
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

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Zimmer & Co
(319) 291-7216
535 Western Ave
Waterloo, IA

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Tax Credit Consulting

Introduction to Tax Credits

Since you pay taxes like a good citizen, you already know the power of the tax deduction. With this introduction to tax credits, you are about to learn of a more powerful tax saving tool.

Assume you are at a cocktail party and the issue of taxes comes up. What is the first thing people complain about besides paying them? The number one complaint is the government is getting rid of all the tax deductions. This bitterness makes sense because tax deductions are the primary tool taxpayers have for knocking down their gross income when figuring out there taxes. The problem with this argument, however, is most people don't take into account the value of tax credits.

With any introduction to tax credits, it is important to understand a few things. First, a tax credit and tax deduction are two different things. Second, a tax credit is FAR more valuable than a tax deduction in most cases. Third, most people fail to claim tax credits that are available to them and overpay their taxes. Okay, let's get to the nitty gritty.

Tax credits are different and far more valuable than tax deductions. A tax deduction is used to lower your gross income with the result being called your adjusted gross income. In simple terms, you total all of your earnings and reduce that amount by your total tax deductions. You then take the remaining figure and find out how much you owe by applying it to the tax table provided by the IRS. A tax credit works a little differently.

With tax credits, you follow the same approach as above. Figure out your gross earnings. Subtract all deductions. Figure out the tax owed by taking the remaining figure and applying it to the relevant tax table. Here is where it gets really good. Once you have the exact amount of tax you owe the IRS, you reduce that amount by any tax credits you are going to claim. If you owe $10,000 and claim tax credits for $4,000, you end up writing a check for $6,000. Let's look at a practical example...

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