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The Purpose of Taxes: How to be Strategic With Taxes

Taxes tend to stress folks out. I know they kind of intimidate me. I mean, have you seen the Internal Revenue code? Taxes are something that can be leveraged in order to build wealth if you have the proper tax strategies in place. Think about it, a billion dollar company like Amazon didn’t pay federal income taxes in the U.S. the 2 years between 2016 and 2018. 

Not only did they NOT pay taxes, but in 2018, Amazon earned more than $11 billion and thanks to tax credits and deductions, they actually received a federal tax refund of $129 million. 

Oh and the year before, Amazon received a $137 million refund from the federal government for 2017.

Doesn’t make sense, does it? This isn’t spoken about often, so I brought in Atiya, the big guns.

Atiya S. Brown aka The Savvy Accountant is a CPA, CA and a Certified Financial Educator Instructor. She is dually licensed in both Canada and the USA as a Certified Public Accountant. Atiya has over 16 years experience in the accounting/finance world. She is the owner of The Savvy Accountant™ where she is savvy at solving tax issues for her  #SavvyFamily aka clients. Atiya has, to date, saved them over $3MM in tax savings with her tax strategies and tax help. She has a special place in her heart for the real estate industry and works with a lot of agents and investors as well as small online business owners.

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Tax Strategies

In this episode we covered…
  • Atiya’s journey of becoming a certified accountant
  • What Atiya believes is the reason taxes tend to stress people out
  • Tax plans and how to use them
  • Tips for reducing tax liabilities through tax strategies
  • How individuals can really save on their taxes
  • Tax strategies and how is it differs from tax preparation
  • The difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance
  • Tips for reducing anxiety around taxes

Want More?

If you enjoyed this episode, then you may also enjoy the episode of the show about the purpose of money or this episode detailing how to build wealth using life insurance.

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You can connect with Atiya on her

Instagram: @thesavvyaccountant

Facebook: The Savvy Accountant

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