SOUTHFIELD, MI, April 02, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- David Zoellner, founder of Zoellner Whole Financial believes that in order to be an effective financial advisor, you have to understand how taxes can affect clients. Zoellner, partnered with local tax specialists at Baker Tilly to host a seminar designed to educate advisors on the impact of the sale and capital gains for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) at the Skyline Club in Southfield, Mich.
"Before advisors recommend revenue generating investment products, they need to have a basic understanding of how that income can impact their client's taxes," explained Zoellner. "Advisors aren't tax professionals so they, and their clients, should build relationships and consult with CPAs in their area so they can recommend investment strategies that don't leave their clients feeling the pinch at tax time."
Speakers for the seminar included Sean Sant, Partner and Head of the High Net Worth Group for and Matthew Howard, REIT Tax Specialist, both with Baker Tilly. Their presentations focused on the potential tax ramification of the sale and capital gain of REITs.
Art Malison of MALL Malison & Cooney P.C. and Michael Tepper, Vice President of Sales for Financial Advisory Associates, a partner of Capitas Financial, also participated in the seminar and answered questions from advisors in the audience.
"This seminar gave the advisors a source for tax advice through Baker Tilly and provided an open forum for them to learn and ask questions. Ultimately, we all want to do what's in the best interest of our clients and learning how revenue generated from REITs can impact our clients helps us recommend a better investment strategy," commented Zoellner.
Zoellner Whole Financial is a full-service financial firm committed to helping people pursue their financial goals. As an independent office, Zoellner Whole Financial has access to a wide range of financial products and services for individuals and business owners. Zoellner Whole Financial believes the sound financial information they provide will better enable clients to identify their goals and make sound decisions to help reach them. For more information on Zoellner Whole Financial visit their website at http://www.zoellnerwholefinancial.com.
J.P. Turner & Company, LLC (Member SIPC) is an independent broker/dealer headquartered in Atlanta. Advisory and financial planning services are offered through its affiliate, J.P. Turner & Company Capital Management. Founded in 1997 by Bill Mello and Tim McAfee, the company has grown to more than 180 independent branch offices throughout the United States and has been voted one of the top independent broker/dealers in the country each year since 2003 by Investment News. To learn more about the firm and its services, please visit http://www.jpturner.com.
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