Linda M. Tuttle

5 Tax Saving Strategies for the End of the Year:  Part 2

Year-end tax planning is a crucial aspect of financial management for businesses. It's the time when you can take strategic steps to optimize your tax situation and ensure you're not leaving money on the table. In this week's episode I explored five key areas of year-end tax planning that can help your business thrive financially and this week I share five more tips.

1. Health Savings Account:

A Health Savings Account is one of the best tax vehicles out there--Tax Benefits when you make the contributions, tax free growth, tax free when you take money out for qualified medical expenses.  In order to qualify, you need to be on a high deductible health plan.  Open enrollment is happening now, so this is why this is a year-end tax strategy.  Your choice in health plan determines whether you qualify to participate in a health savings account or not.

2. Health Reimbursement Arrangement:

The average American with a W2 job is not able to benefit from deducting health care expenses, even this can be a big part of a household budget.  However, if you are self-employed or a business owner, there are different opportunities to reduce your taxable income by claiming health care expenses.  Again, there are rules around how to qualify and steps you need to take, but most business owners can make this work and it can be a great tax benefit if you have a lot of out of pocket medical expenses.

3. Pay Your Children Before Year End:

If you have children and they contribute to your business, paying them before the year ends can result in valuable tax savings. This strategy allows you to shift income to a lower tax bracket, and your children may even be able to offset their earnings with education-related expenses, pay for some of their own expenses, or even set up a retirement account of their own. Be sure to comply with labor laws and document the work they perform to ensure a smooth process.

4. Consider Converting Part of Your Retirement Funds to Roth: A Tax-Smart Retirement Move:

Roth conversions can be a powerful tool for tax planning. Evaluate your retirement portfolio and consider converting a portion of your traditional IRA or 401(k) to a Roth account. While this involves paying taxes on the converted amount, it can result in tax-free withdrawals during retirement. Assess your current tax situation and consult with a financial advisor to determine the optimal amount for conversion.


5.  Consider Purchasing a Vehicle or Equipment Before Year End: Seizing Last-Minute Deductions:

Thinking about upgrading your business vehicle or equipment? Doing so before the year ends can offer immediate tax benefits. Take advantage of Section 179 deductions or bonus depreciation to offset your taxable income. Before making any purchases, assess your business needs and financial situation to ensure the decision aligns with your overall strategy.  I am not a fan of going to buy a new vehicle just to get the tax write-off if your business doesn't need one.

With every episode of Linda Tuttle Adventuring Accountant TV, I like to equip you with a free resource that goes with the episode for the week.  

This week's episode is all about how owning your business can be a good thing for your life.  I talk about converting personal expenses into business expenses.  I put together a new free resource called 10 Essential Tax-Saving Strategies for Entrepreneurs.  I'm excited to share this with you.

After going through this guide, you will have some real strategies you can implement in your business right away.

You can download the FREE resource by clicking the orange button above.

Linda M. Tuttle

5 Tax Saving Strategies for the End of the Year:  Part 2


Year-end tax planning is not just about minimizing your tax liability today; it's about strategically positioning yourself for financial success in the future. From optimizing healthcare savings to making savvy decisions with retirement funds and business expenses, these strategies can make a significant impact on your overall financial well-being. Consult with your financial advisor to tailor these approaches to your specific situation and set the stage for a prosperous year ahead.

Remember, the key to successful tax planning is staying informed and taking proactive steps. By incorporating these strategies into your year-end financial checklist, you'll be well on your way to maximizing tax efficiency and securing a brighter financial future.  I am currently taking appointments for year-end tax strategy consultations.  You can book that HERE


Profit Booster Crash Course - Learn More Here

Tanya's Ultimate Branding Blueprint Program - Learn More Here

Entrepreneurs Calendar - Learn More Here

You can download this FREE resource by clicking the yellow button below

Linda Tuttle
Linda Tuttle

I hope you found value in this post. I share a new weekly training here on the blog each week for you, with different topics to help you grow your business and maximize your income so you can live the life you want as you prepare for retirement. If there are topics you would like me to cover, let me know.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.