Shane Mason, CPA/PFS, CPF, is an accountant, financial planner, and all-around tax wizard that joins the show this week to discuss the one topic that has many Americans baffled: taxes.
He specializes in accounting, tax preparation and financial planning services for small and medium business owners, creatives, tech professionals, expatriates and foreign nationals living in the US.
Shane and I crossed paths during my search for the assistance of a new tax professional and I am delighted to have his expertise on the show to unravel tax law and what it means for everyone on the journey to Financial Independence.
In this episode, we talk about:
- Why we have to pay taxes
- Why you should consider hiring a tax professional
- How tax refunds work
- Why a large tax refund isn’t necessarily a great thing
- Common mistakes made when filing taxes
- Amending a tax return
- Determining the right investment account for your income
- Factors to consider when determining where to invest first
- The new tax law changes and how they affect you
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