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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 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

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

The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive

In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”

 

What's New for Social Security?

There have been a number of changes to Social Security that may affect you, especially if you are nearing retirement.

Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.

Why Medicare Should Be Part of Your Retirement Strategy

How Medicare can address health care needs in your retirement strategy.

Five Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Five overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.

Lesser Known Provisions of the SECURE Act

Learn about clauses in the SECURE Act that affect 401Ks, students, and families.

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How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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Don't Buy The Hype

There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

Encore Careers: Push Your Boundaries

Ready for retirement? Find out why many are considering encore careers and push your boundaries into something more, here.

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

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