Austin Bovay & Gillman
Accountant in Gainesville, FL
Since 1956, we currently have delivered advice to our customers on federal tax issues, including income tax, estate tax and international tax. We prepare a range of federal and state tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts and estates. Our customers include physicians, attorneys, real estate developers, investors, university faculty and administrators and professional athletes. We coordinate with our customers attorneys and financial advisors to effectuate our customers long selection financial aims.
read moreKeith C. Austin founded our firm, originally Keith C. Austin & Associates, in 1956. Mr. Austin was a practicing attorney who decided to pursue tax accounting as his focus. When the State of Florida allowed professionals (physicians, attorneys and accountants) to incorporate, Keith C. Austin & Associates, Chartered became the first public accounting firm to incorporate in the State of Florida. Over the years, we at Austin, Gillman & Lovano, P.L.L.C. have established a reputation as Gainesville's premier tax consulting firm.
read moreAustin, Gillman & Lovano, P.L.L.C. provides a wide range of services to individuals and businesses in a variety of industries. At Austin, Gillman & Lovano, P.L.L.C., 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. At Austin, Gillman & Lovano, P.L.L.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.
read moreFollowing are some generally recognized financial planning tools that may help you reduce your tax bill. Charitable Giving - Instead of selling your appreciated long-term securities, donate the stock instead and avoid paying tax on the unrealized gain while still getting a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value. Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) - If you have a high deductible medical plan you can open an HSA and make tax deductible contributions to your account to pay for medical expenses.
read moreHave you just started a new business? Did you know expenses incurred before a business begins operations are not allowed as current deductions? Generally, these start up costs must be amortized over a period of 180 months beginning in the month in which the business begins. However, based on the current tax provisions, you may elect to deduct up to $5,000 of business start-up and $5,000 of organizational costs paid or incurred. The $5,000 deduction is reduced by any start-up or organizational costs which exceed $50,000.
read moreThe first step is to figure out a realistic financial goal for yourself and your family. Talk with your loved ones to ensure that everyone has the same goals in mind. Clearly not all families will have the same end goal - figure out what is important to you, whether it is early retirement, financial comfort, children's education, travel, taking care of elders, or your children. Someone starting their savings in their early 20s can save 10% of their income and have a sufficient nest egg, while someone starting in their 40s may have to bump that number up more towards 20%.
read moreIf you have a large capital gain this year from an investment, it may be advisable to hold onto the investment until next year to put the gain into next year's taxes. You may also want to sell off any investments that you have that are losing value at the moment to claim your losses. The interest gained from state and local bonds is usually exempt from federal income taxes. These investments generally pay back at a lower interest rate than commercial bonds of similar quality. Since Treasury Bonds are similarly exempt from state and local income tax, they can be a particularly good investment for those who are in high tax brackets and live in high-income-tax states.
read moreAustin, Gillman & Lovano, P.L.L.C. is North Central Florida's premier tax boutique certified public accounting firm. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.
read moreInformation and interactive calculators are made available to you as self-help tools for your independent use and are not intended to provide investment advice, or supplement the advice of a professional advisor. There is not and can not be a guarantee of their applicability or accuracy in regards to your individual circumstances. All examples are hypothetical and are for illustrative purposes. You are encouraged to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding all personal finance issues.