Strategies for Tax Exemptions

Chris Bibey
by Chris Bibey

 

Are you interested in tax strategies for exemption planning? If you believe that you may be granted tax exemption, then you should understand how to claim it. Believe it or not, there are many people and organizations, qualified for tax exemptions.  In some cases, a tax exemption is also known as a personal allowance that can be used to decrease the overall taxable income. All in all, a tax exemption may either offer you complete relief from paying a certain tax, or allow you to be taxed at a lower rate.

Charitable organizations most commonly take advantage of tax exemptions. Of course, they need to follow the proper tax strategy to make this happen. You cannot simply decide that you are going to form a tax-exempt organization ― there is more to the process than that.

As a charitable organization, you may have the right to be exempt from many federal and state taxes. That being said, various qualifications must be met. This is when a good tax strategy comes into play. To start, the charitable organization must apply for “tax-exempt status” with the IRS. As you can see, this is obviously something that needs to be worked out in the early stages of the organization.

Many tax exempt organizations are also learning that they need a new tax strategy, one that can help them take full advantage of the tax code. As they continue to form relationships with for-profit companies, it is more important than ever to know the details that govern their tax-exempt status.

Strategies for Tax-Exempt Property

Did you know that there are many types of properties that are often granted exemption status? By having a tax strategy that helps you avoid real estate and/or transaction taxes, you can keep a lot of money in your pocket. It is important to note that tax exemptions may vary based on location.

Speak with a tax professional in your state to determine whether you own a property that qualifies for tax-exempt status. Some of the most common types of tax-exempt real estate include the following:

  • Property used to manufacturer goods that will later be taxed
  • Property used by a tax-exempt organization (such as a non-profit group)
  • Personal, primary residence of a taxpayer (such as with the Homestead Exemption)

Exemption planning is not difficult if you have a solid tax strategy in place. If you are able to take advantage of any exemptions, whether it is on an individual basis or for an organization, creating a good tax strategy will benefit you now and in the future.