Olson & Cahill Tax Services, Inc. provides a wide range of services to individuals and businesses in a variety of industries. We strive to meet each client's specific needs in planning for the future and achieving their goals in an ever-changing financial and regulatory environment. Our professional services include:
- Tax Return Preparation and Planning
- QuickBooks Accounting and Training
- Non-Profit and Exempt Organization Services
- Entity Selection Analysis
- Debt and Finance Advising
Tax Return Preparation and Planning
At Olson & Cahill Tax Services, Inc., 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 optimize 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 you navigate this complex arena.
From start-ups to established enterprises, businesses rely on accurate and insightful financial information in order to maintain profitability and capitalize on new opportunities. Our accounting services steer you closer to these goals with accurate record-keeping and reporting as well as support on financial issues such as initial accounting system setup, cost-containment, budgeting, and tax planning.
These services include but are not limited to:
- General ledger and financial statement preparation
- Bookkeeping (Monthly, quarterly, or annual)
- Accounting system setup and support
- Cash flow budgeting and forecasting
- Personal financial statements
QuickBooks Accounting and Training
QuickBooks can provide useful and timely information in the form of financial statements, reports and graphs. However, it can only provide this information if you purchase the right product and then install, setup and use it properly. We don't just help you use the software, we help you use it more efficiently and more effectively.
We offer the following solutions to help meet your QuickBooks needs:
Our staff can work with and train you personally. Either one-on-one or several individuals within your organization at your company's location.
We install QuickBooks on your stand alone computer or in a network environment, in either single- or multi-user mode.
We assist new QuickBooks users with initial setup including: EasyStep Interview, Preferences, Lists, Customers, Vendors, Employees, Banking and Reports. We also help experienced users manage their businesses more effectively by improving their current setup. Many users experience problems and lack the ability to generate and track important information as a result of inadequate setup.
Our QuickBooks support service can assist you with any installation, setup or operation assistance you might need. In addition, our support is not limited just to the software part of it, but we can also provide accounting and payroll assistance.
We assist our clients with setting up a budget in Quickbooks tailored to their specific business activity. We can then help them run reports which compare their budget to the actual financials to see if the targeted goals were reached.
Our QuickBooks review service helps companies that have the human resources to perform daily accounting and payroll tasks, but need an accounting and payroll expert to review your transactions, accounts and reports. This review ensures that you receive timely, relevant and reliable financial information. We also inform you of any corrections, adjustments or reclassifications necessary to ensure that the financial information you receive reflects the correct financial condition of your business. Reviews may be conducted at any time, but monthly or quarterly reviews provide you with up-to-date information and feedback about your business.
IRS and State Tax Agency 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 or any other tax agency may be asking of you.
Non-Profit and Exempt Organization Services
We offer many areas of assistance to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations. These services include:
- Preparation of federal (IRS Form 1023) and state applications for tax exemption
- Preparation of federal returns exempt from income tax (IRS Form 990)
- Preparation of state annual information returns and state registration renewals
Financial and Retirement Planning
Olson & Cahill Tax Services, Inc.'s goal is to help you reach your financial goals and maintain financial independence through a comfortable retirement. We can work with you and your financial investment advisor to guide you through tough decision-making processes such as asset allocation, investment performance monitoring, college education funding, retirement plans, insurance, and tax, estate, and business succession planning. Whether you are developing an investment strategy or evaluating current investments, we can ensure that your portfolio will take into account tax implications for an advantageous after-tax return. The road to retirement is a long one and we can help you to take the proper steps to reach your goals.
Entity Selection Analysis
Your business entity has a large impact on your taxes and other liabilities. From your company's inception through its growth and development, we can advise you on the tax aspects of entity selection. We also work with attorneys to make sure all the proper legal entity selection issues are considered. With our knowledge and expertise, you will always be receiving the most advantageous entity type for the functions your business performs.
Cash Flow and Budgeting Assistance
Good cash management can improve a company's liquidity, reduce costs, and increase profitability. We can help you maintain optimal cash flow levels by tracking sources and uses, forecasting, and budgeting accordingly. To a business entity, cash flow is something that can make or break the business' ability to survive. We can help you analyze your spending, re-balance your budget and/or debts for an optimal cash flow to support your business' success. This balance plan would be revisited if and when there were any major changes in your business structure to ensure that you are operating at an optimal level. With our help and guidance, you will always be on top of your finances and ready for the future.
Debt and Finance Advising
Whether your needs are corporate or personal, our professionals can assist you in sorting out the different options available for debt management and financing that will lower your payments and/or reduce the total amount of interest paid. Re-balancing your debts can also result in tax deduction savings. Even if you are able to handle the payments and the amounts of your current debts, our expertise may be able to save you money and/or lower your payments.
Estate and Trust Planning
Effective estate and trust planning can ensure financial security for loved ones. For businesses, it can maintain a smooth succession of ownership. Our role is 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 disburse one's estate so as to avoid complications and to be sure wishes are followed. We have attorney references for assisting in this complex process. 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.