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Our tax clients range from the exceptionally entrepreneurial and sophisticated high-net-worth individuals and businesses, to savvy retired executives and teachers. Our tax professionals have varied expertise allowing us to provide services that effectively meet individual client needs.
Within the services we provide, we strive to exceed expectations and take a personal approach, which translates into satisfied clients. We serve as trusted advisors and are adept at coordinating with the activities of other advisors, ensuring that we all work toward our clients' common goals.

Our professional services include:

Tax Advisory and Preparation Services

At Francis E. Higgins, CPA, P.C., we guide our clients through a full range of tax planning and preparation decisions with strategies that minimize your tax liabilities, maximize your cash flow and keep you on track to your financial goals. Our expertise, experience, analysis and thorough research allow us to capitalize on financial opportunities to be found in existing as well as recently altered tax laws. We are knowledgeable and up to date on the tax laws and can help optimize our client's position as well as prepare and efile their tax returns.

Estate and Tax Planning

Effective estate and trust planning can ensure financial security for loved ones. For businesses, it can maintain a smooth succession of ownership. Francis E. Higgins, CPA, P.C. can work with you and coordinate with your other trusted advisors to help you navigate the complex and shifting tax laws to facilitate the transfer of assets and minimize the tax liability of your beneficiaries. Everyone should have a well-thought-out plan as to how to distribute the assets left in one's estate so as to avoid complications and to be sure that the individual’s wishes are followed. Having your taxes and estate thoroughly and carefully planned will ensure that your loved ones don't have any complications to deal with during a time of loss.

IRS Representation

Professional representation can be vital during an audit, and our experience with tax authorities enables us to guide clients in their dealings with federal and state agencies. If you have been chosen for an audit, the professional representation you can find with our firm can put many of your worries at bay. We are ready and willing to answer any and all questions the IRS may be asking of you.

Financial and Retirement Planning

Francis E. Higgins, CPA, P.C.'s goal is to help you reach your financial goals and maintain financial independence through a comfortable retirement. We can guide you through tough decision-making processes such as college education funding, retirement plans, insurance, tax planning and estate planning. The road to retirement is a long one and we can help you to take the proper steps to reach your goals.

Accounting and Quickbooks Services

From start-ups to established enterprises, businesses rely on accurate and insightful financial information in order to maintain profitability and capitalize on new opportunities. Francis E. Higgins, CPA, P.C.'s accounting services steer you closer to these goals with support on financial issues such as initial accounting system set up and organization of your chart of accounts to facilitate proper classification of postings.

Additionally, our financial review service helps companies that have the human resources to perform daily accounting and payroll tasks, but need an accounting expert to review transactions, accounts and reports. We can inform you of any tax-related corrections, adjustments or reclassifications necessary to assist you with the accuracy of your company financial accounts. Reviews may be conducted at any time; however, semi-annual reviews provide you with cost-effective information and feedback about your business.

QuickBooks can provide useful and timely information in the form of financial statements, reports and graphs. Francis E. Higgin, CPA, P.C can help you with proper set up of your Chart of Accounts and other aspects of the software to assist you in realizing some of the software’s benefits.

Entity Selection and Restructuring

Your business entity has a large impact on your taxes and other liabilities. From your company's inception through its growth and development, Francis E. Higgins, CPA, P.C. can advise you on choosing an entity type and later restructuring if advantageous. With our knowledge and expertise, you will receive critical information regarding the tax effects of the entity types that are available to you.

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