Think of your accountant as a “food diary” app. It records what you eat and calculates the amount of calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrates you are consuming. But what good is it to have all this data, if it doesn’t help you lose weight or gain muscle mass? In addition to keeping a “food diary”, you’ll also need the help of a “nutritionist” to analyze the data and create a food and fitness plan that will help you attain your weight loss goals. Much like a nutritionist, Tax Planners provide a strategic plan to help you achieve your goals. Instead of obtaining muscle mass, however, your tax planner will help you achieve greater wealth. Sounds good, right?
Because the difference between an Accountant (CPA) and a Tax Planner may not be obvious, we’ve created this list below to help make it more clear:
Accountant (Your “food diary”)
- 1. Passed a rigorous CPA exam that is entirely focused on General Accepted Accounting Principles (and has absolutely nothing to do with taxes.)
- 2. Records data and then transfers this data to a tax return (on your behalf.)
- 3. May offer “reactive” tax planning advice after filing your previous year’s taxes.
Tax Planner (Your “nutritionist”)
- 1. Uses principles found in the Internal Revenue Code (all 70,000 pages of it.)
- 2. Provides strategic tax planning services that help entrepreneurs and SMB owners increase their profit and attain greater wealth.
- 3. Offers you “proactive” tax planning advice that will help you pay the least amount of taxes allowed by law.
Everyone knows that if you are an entrepreneur or small business owner, having a good Accountant is essential to the function and success of your business, but it’s not everything. If you want to lower your personal taxes, increase your profits, and attain greater wealth, you’ll need the help of a Tax Planner. Unlike other tax-related services and solutions, at Financial Gravity we’re committed to working with you personally to proactively develop a plan to minimize your tax burden and maximize your success.