At Steward Ingram & Cooper, PLLC, we combine our in-depth knowledge of tax law with years of experience working with individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts, and not-for-profits. We will consult with you to help develop tax planning strategies that help minimize your tax liability.

For business owners, making important financial decisions can be time-consuming and complex. We work with businesses to navigate the changes in tax laws and accounting standards that can seem overwhelming. Steward Ingram & Cooper PLLC, a premier CPA Firm in Raleigh, offers a wide range of financial services for small to medium sized businesses, as well as specializing in tax consulting for high net-worth individuals.

As a trusted business and tax consultant, our goal is to provide you with resources and information necessary to enable you to make informed decisions about your personal, business, and financial goals.

With frequent changes and updates to tax codes and tax software that can cause more confusion than clarity, sitting down with an experienced Raleigh CPA to discuss your unique tax concerns can save you time, stress, and money.

If you are struggling with your individual or business taxes or you have unresolved tax issues from previous years, we offer comprehensive tax consulting services to help you make the best decisions moving forward. At Steward Ingram & Cooper PLLC, we are proud of our knowledge of complex tax issues as well as our dedication to providing excellent service to our clients in the Raleigh area.

Tax Consulting for Businesses & Corporations in Raleigh

Whether you run a sole proprietorship or a large corporation, business taxes are complicated, and a small error can lead to large penalties down the road. Navigating the business tax code is one more responsibility on top of the already daunting task of running your business. Getting informed guidance from a voice of experience, as well as having access to a variety of accounting services helps eliminate mistakes, reduce your tax burden, and minimize the time spent on bookkeeping and accounting.

Our CPAs work with our clients as trusted advisors, in order to gain a thorough understanding of their businesses. We work with clients locally in Raleigh and surrounding areas, as well as across North Carolina and other states. Our goal is to drive your companies’ value, and improve understanding of tax processes, financial statements, and accounting for taxes.

How We Serve Businesses

If it’s related to business or corporate taxes, accounting, or finances, we are happy to sit down and discuss it. This includes:

  • Preparing financial statements and going over them with you to provide you with an in-depth look at the financial health and status of your business;
  • Resolving tax issues that stem from previous errors or problems, or explaining what notices from federal or state tax authorities mean and how to resolve them;
  • Choosing the right business entity for a new or growing business, including LLCs, S-Corps, or C-Corps;
  • Going over bookkeeping concerns and providing QuickBooks support;
  • Tax consulting, including ethical ways to minimize tax liabilities and map out strategies to improve tax efficiencies;
  • Assisting with budgeting and creating a plan for cash flow management;

Individual & Personal Tax Consulting

In addition to guiding and advising businesses in matters related to taxes, we also work with individuals. Matters related to investments, retirement accounts, and charitable deductions, as well as family changes like adoption, buying a home, or getting married can take a simple return and make it complicated very quickly, and we’ll help clear up the confusion and prevent you from over paying or leaving money on the table by way of major deductions.

In addition to offering assistance with annual tax returns, our Raleigh CPAs are here to assist you in how you can plan for the future by way of advantageous strategies to minimize your tax burden in the future. Estate planning, providing financial gifts to others, and setting up funds for people in your family can lead to expensive tax liabilities, but we can help you make the right choices to keep more of your money where you want it, rather than going to the government.

How We Serve Individuals

  • Merging income and deductions from a sole proprietorship or LLC into your personal tax returns;
  • Resolving tax issues related to previous years’ returns;
  • Guiding you to how to set aside money for retirement and planning for a small business;
  • Providing tax-related advice in matters related to family changes, such as college accounts, adoption, or passing a business on to a family member.

Foreign Tax and Compliance

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), passed in December 2017, made several significant changes affecting both individuals and businesses operating in the global market. Our team of CPAs is ready to guide you through these ever complex and often burdensome impositions. Whether you travel or work in a foreign country, own foreign assets or investments, operate a business overseas, or engage in any other foreign source activity, we are available to assist you.

Why Choose Us as Your Trusted Tax Advisor

Since 2000, we have served as trusted tax advisors and consultants to both businesses and individuals. Our team of CPAs bring decades of experience and knowledge to both our business and individual clients. We strive to work with you as a trusted partner and advisor, ensuring our advice and guidance is tailored and personalized to your unique needs.

We serve Raleigh and surrounding areas, including Cary, Apex, Durham, Wake Forest & Wilson. Schedule a consultation with us today, we offer telephone and video conferencing as well as in-person meetings when necessary.

Tax Consulting: Frequently Asked Questions

What is tax consulting?

Tax consultants are professionals who specialize in tax law and financial-related counseling. Individuals or businesses can use a tax advisor, or tax consulting service, to minimize taxation while remaining compliant with federal and state law. 

Do I need a tax consultant? 

Keeping up with changes in tax codes, updates to tax software, and legal deductions and credits can be confusing. If you are struggling with your individual or business taxes or you have unresolved tax issues from previous years, we offer tax consulting services to help you make the best decisions moving forward.

A tax consultant can also help navigate more complex legal issues including during a divorce, a probate case, and other situations. 

Can a tax consultant help me save money? 

It depends on your situation, but in most cases, yes. The purpose of a tax consultant is to reduce taxation, therefore saving you or your business money. 

What questions should I ask a tax consultant?

“How can I reduce my taxable income?”
“What should I do differently this year to improve my tax situation?”
“What information will you need from me to file my taxes?”
“How can you help me with my financial goals?”
“What does your tax preparation process look like?”