Pat A Kimmer, CPA P.C.

Pat A Kimmer, CPA P.C.



It's that time of year again to start gathering and organizing your tax documentation to file your 2019 tax returns.  The Internal Revenue Service announced that they will begin processing tax returns by January 28th.  This year's tax due date for most individual tax returns is Monday, April 15, 2019 (Maine, Massachusetts and District of Columbia have different due dates.)  

We are here to help you through this process.  We tailor how to assist you in gathering your documentation, organizing it and getting it to us based on what is most convenient for you.  You may upload it to our secure client server (accessed by clicking on the Client Area logo below) or you can use another online link supported by our tax software where you can electronically accept our engagement letter, answer our tax questionnaire electronically and securely upload your documents there or you may still mail in or call to schedule a convenient time to drop off your information. If you have questions about what is deductible, what records to keep or what is needed for documentation, we have many useful Client Handouts available that can help you.  

There will be a number of changes to your Federal and state tax returns this year with the passing of the new Federal tax reform act "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" where using a professional tax preparer who is up to speed with the new laws will make sure you get all the tax benefits you are entitled to.  


Now is the time to consider consulting with a seasoned professional that can assist you with planning opportunities and tips for saving tax on your tax bill.  Depending on your tax bracket (new brackets are applicable due to the Tax Reform Act) there are moves you can make to perhaps defer income and accelerate deductions that will keep you in a lower marginal tax bracket depending on your financial circumstances from year to year.  A few strategies might be gifting appreciated stock, bunching charitable deductions every other year to itemize in one year and take the standard deduction the alternate year or if you are required to take an RMD from your IRA taking advantage of qualified charitable deductions (QCD) made directly from your IRA.  Business owners can also take advantage of strategies in their acquisition of business equipment or making other business decisions as well.  

Consultations for advance tax and financial planning should be made for any big moves in your life whether it is purchasing a home, sending off your high-school graduate to college, setting up targets for retirement or starting a new business venture.  We are here to help with that!  

Portland Monthly has recognized  Pat A. Kimmer, CPA as a Five Star Wealth Manager!  This honor goes to select professionals in the Portland area who scored highest in overall satisfaction based on customer service, integrity, knowledge/expertise, communication, value for fee charged, quality of recommendations and ultimately overall satisfaction.  (As published in the May 2012 issue of Portland Monthly.)

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