Everyone at Mark H. Carson & Associates is committed to providing you with the highest quality service; a service that goes beyond traditional accounting practices. We do more than review the state of your business, we work to help you influence it.
In addition to such fundamental services as accounting and tax preparation, we offer comprehensive business planning designed to assist you in successfully building your business. We recognize that each business has a multitude of forces impacting its operations. As financial executives, we are focused on anticipating these forces and working with you to help turn them into opportunities.
- Tax Planning and Reporting Services
- Accounting Services
- Consulting Services
- Estate Planning Services
- Personal Financial Services
- Business Cash Flow Management
- Independent Investment Advice
- Legal Support
Tax Planning and Reporting Services
The complex and constantly changing arena of taxation is a major factor affecting the growth and profitability of your business. We have significant experience in advising clients on the tax implications of business transactions and aiding clients in making sound decisions. The philosophy of our tax practice focuses on creative and aggressive tax planning. We give our clients more flexibility and options to eliminate, reduce or defer tax obligations. We serve sole proprietors, partnerships, closely held corporations, limited liability companies, estates, trusts, and not-for-profit organizations. Our tax professionals can assist you in:
- Preparation of federal and state tax returns
- Structuring ownership to take advantage of current tax regulations
- Interacting with government taxing authorities
- Advanced structuring of specific transactions
- Monitoring new regulations and judicial interpretations
- Deferred compensation planning
- Representation before taxing authorities
Providing financial information to our clients in a timely and accurate manner is a commitment that we feel cannot be compromised. Meaningful, organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently. We provide a full range of cost effective accounting services including the preparation of:
- General ledger and journal entries
- Depreciation and amortization schedules
- Audited, reviewed, and compiled financial statements
- Employee benefit plans
- Forecasts and projections
- Business property, sales and use tax forms
- Personal financial statements
We gauge the worth of our services by the personal and business successes of our clients. We can help you identify areas of your business negatively affecting profitability and growth and develop sound, practical solutions. The following is just a few of the areas in which we provide consulting services:
- Selecting a business entity
- Implementing an accounting system
- Managing your business effectively
- Protecting your assets
- Buying or selling a business
- Tax strategies and planning
- Retirement planning
- Estate, trust, and gift planning
Estate Planning Services
Many people are not aware of the various tax implications that occur when property is transferred either during a person’s lifetime or at death. One of the primary goals of estate planning is to make certain that your property passes to your intended beneficiary. Perhaps more important is to make sure the amount of your estate is not depleted by taxes.
Our estate planning services assist individuals in the development and execution of a successful estate plan. We use our expertise and experience complying with tax authorities to provide valuable information to protect your estate and assist you in developing an effective strategy for transferring your assets.
Personal Financial Services
In the current economic times, it is more difficult than ever to secure your financial future. Our personal financial services enable individuals to build value, manage risk, and improve financial performance. We provide comprehensive planning services to develop financial strategies for wealth accumulation and preservation of capital. The result is a plan based on independent, timely, accurate financial advice that helps avoid pitfalls and promotes long-term financial security.
Business Cash Flow Management
Everyone knows that cash flow is the life blood of business. We take important steps to evaluate the cash flow – and cash needs – of your business, in advance, in order to maximize the cash flow cycle of your company. Our experienced staff is proficient at developing numerous cash flow scenarios. Factoring in such variables as receivables, payables, inventory turn-over and capitalization, we can help you utilize this information to make important business decisions such as purchasing new equipment, adding new products or increasing your staff. We believe that maximizing your company’s cash flow and being able to project future cash needs will go a long way toward ensuring the financial health of your company.
Independent Investment Advice
Our business management services incorporate your individual financial needs and goals. After all, your personal life is affected by business decisions. Keeping this in mind, we offer independent financial advice on business, tax and economic issues.
Furthermore, we explain the consequences of different investment strategies and, after reviewing the potential yield and relative risk of various investments, we’ll make general recommendations regarding your money management.
Part of what sets Mark H. Carson & Associates, P.C. apart from traditional accounting firms is our multi-discipline approach to business issues and our ability to provide litigation support and assistance to you and your attorney. In fact, Mark Carson has degrees in both Accounting and Law but has chosen to practice as a C.P.A. However, Mark’s legal training and experience can add a member to your team of professional advisors who has a valuable understanding of the complex relationship between legal, taxation and economic issues. Mark’s combined legal and financial perspective gives our entire firm a heightened awareness of the business ramifications of certain decisions. Our legal support services include assistance in the areas of:
- Valuation of a business or other assets
- Divorce economics and taxation
- Estate and gift planning
- Contractual agreements
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Internal business projections