Welcome to Stark Tax & Financial Service's website. We have been serving Stark County for over 60 years. Our website has been designed to help you learn more about us and our services available to you. We have also included additional resources to help you learn more about financial concepts such taxes, insurance, investing*, estate planning, and wealth preservation. Our website includes articles, investment*, retirement and tax calculators, slide presentations, and videos to help you better understand these financial concepts. Most importantly we hope you see the value of working with financial professionals to help you achieve your goals.
Stark Tax & Financial Service is a name you can trust. We are here to help educate you about the basic concepts of financial management. Stark Tax & Financial Service is trained to assist our customers in evaluating their own special circumstances and goals. Our capable team is trained to help you find the most suitable options.
Whether saving for retirement, preparing for a child’s education or purchasing a vacation home, the guidance of a professional Financial Consultant can provide the necessary guidance to help accomplish your objectives.
*These services are offered by Philip R. Harper, CPA, CFP® through his affilaiton with Avantax
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Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Who Is Your Trusted Contact?
This investment account question is vital and answered as early as possible.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.
However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.
This early financial decision could prove helpful over time.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.