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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From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
How to Appeal Your Property Taxes
For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
There have been a number of changes to Social Security that may affect you, especially if you are nearing retirement.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.
How Medicare can address health care needs in your retirement strategy.
Five overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.
Learn about clauses in the SECURE Act that affect 401Ks, students, and families.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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.
There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
Ready for retirement? Find out why many are considering encore careers and push your boundaries into something more, here.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.