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 HD Vest.
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What If You Get Audited?
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Social Security: The \$64,000 Question
One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.
Do You Owe The AMT?
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.
Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
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.
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 a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
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