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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Traditional vs. Roth IRA
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
The Facts About Income Tax
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction
The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.
This checklist can give you a quick snapshot of how prepared you are.
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
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What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.