Tax

To us, tax services means more than just preparing your tax return. It involves comprehensive tax planning to design the best tax plan for your situation. In addition to planning and preparing business and personal tax returns, some of the other tax services we offer include:

Income Tax Projections and Planning

Tax laws and regulations change frequently. Our team of professionals will keep you informed and provide you with innovative solutions to your tax situation. MHCS makes it a priority to constantly monitor tax changes and help our clients understand how changes will impact their individual situation and what opportunities are available. We focus on our clients year-round to provide planning in real time and not simply just once a year.

Cost Segregation Studies

A cost segregation study is an in-depth analysis of the costs incurred to build, acquire, or renovate a real estate holding. These costs have typical capitalization and depreciation guidelines, but many may be eligible for accelerated depreciation. Reducing these tax lives allows an organization to significantly decrease its tax liability and increase its cash flow.

Research and Development Tax Credit Studies

The R&D Tax Credit was established in 1981 to reward U.S. businesses for their time and money invested in innovations. However, even though 98% of companies in the U.S. area small- and mid-sized business, they account for only 7% of the R&D Tax Credit claims each year. Outside of the large national accounting firms, many tax preparers don’t have the resources to complete this credit. The resources and effort needed, however, don’t negate the benefit. MHCS has a team ready to work with you.

The government will reward your business for its effort, not its outcomes, so you may still be eligible for your activity regardless of its outcome. Businesses that quality for this credit typically include manufacturing, science, information, and technical services.

State and Local Taxation (SALT)

Whether you’re a small local business, a business with a few locations nearby, or a business with offices in multiple states, our team can help. We have clients around the U.S. and a team of experts knowledgeable on each state’s differing tax laws and regulations.We will work with you to minimize your state income and sales tax while also helping to minimize any potential exposure.

Estate and Gift Tax Planning

Estate planning is a sensitive topic, but one that should be handled thoroughly. It encompasses more than just the distribution of your assets; an estate plan can help protect your estate – and your loved ones – from heavy taxation, freeing up assets for immediate financial needs and avoiding probate. It covers important issues such as who will take care of your children, who may be called on to handle your medical and financial affairs, and how you can minimize and possibly avoid estate taxes. Our team, in combination with your wealth management advisor and your estate attorney, can help you plan every piece of your estate to fit together cohesively.

What Our Clients Are Saying

"We have used several firms over the past twenty years with mixed results. McGowen Hurst Clark Smith has provided us with the professional services that we need as a manufacturing firm that is expanding into different US and overseas markets. The investments into the relationship with MHCS has paid dividends to our bottom line."

Albert Marasco, President
Summit Products, Inc.

"My son Dan and I have been clients of MHCS for over 10 years utilizing several services including personal and corporate tax preparation. Most recently MHCS has performed corporate tax preparation and consulting for the past six years for a new startup business created in Dallas, Texas. Dave Farnsworth and his entire team have always provided us quick and accurate advice. Their expertise, thought leadership, and advice during the formation of our new business in 2014 was crucial and spot on, with the added challenge of Texas business tax regulations and reporting guidelines. MHCS is an important part of our business success!"

Dave Bradley, CFO and Partner
Bullzerk

"Our relationship with MHCS has allowed us to work through many complex real estate transactions, 1031 exchanges, cost segregations, tax credit development, etc. with our clients. MHCS’s deep bench and attention to detail has been critical for all parties involved in understanding the tax implications both present and forward looking."

Marcus R. Pitts, CCIM, SIOR, Managing Director
JLL / Jones Lang LaSalle