They are the very best at what they do and make decisions for my company as if they have a vested interest in my success.
As tax laws become ever more complex, the importance of working with advisors who can deliver business tax services tailored to your industry becomes more urgent. ARB serves the needs of businesses and their owners in Maine and throughout New England by offering savvy and sensible guidance to help them navigate a rapidly changing tax environment.
How We Do It
ARB looks at the whole picture to integrate various tax options to achieve an optimal result. We offer creative, non-linear, outside the box problem solving to help you achieve your goals while minimizing the tax burden. Federal, state and local tax laws are changing rapidly. Whether your company is a pass-through entity or a corporation, working with a business tax advisor who will provide you with practical, proactive and comprehensive guidance throughout the year – not just at tax time – strengthens the potential for you to minimize taxes.
Sophisticated tax planning for your business with our creative thinking to optimize the objectives of your business and minimize your tax burden.
An annual review of the entity structure can extremely beneficial due to tax law changes, tax court rulings, generational and succession planning and changes within your industry.
Navigate all of their potential state and local compliance requirements including income tax nexus review and sales tax compliance studies.
Succession planning, ESOP evaluation, pre-sale due diligence services, sale of business and liquidity tax planning, review of buy/sell agreements.
Effective tax mitigation tool for people that are constantly purchasing new real estate for their business.
Proactive planning approach to harvest all available tax credits available including but not limited to research and development credits; work opportunity credits; rehabilitation, energy and reforestation credits; small employer pension plan credits; FICA tip credits; new markets credits; low-income house credits; and opportunity zone investments strategies.
Cost effective, high quality audit of your benefit plans.
Parallel business tax planning and individual tax planning for owners to make recommendations for quarterly tax distributions, cash flow considerations and look for opportunities for optimal tax efficiency.
The Industries we focus on include:
✔ Real Estate and Construction
✔ Auto Dealership
✔ Credit Unions
✔ Closely Held Businesses
✔ Craft Beverage
✔ Private Client/Family Offices
How We’re Helping Clients with Business Tax Services
Entity Restructuring: As tax law changes or succession planning is in the forefront, we help our clients change and adapt their current structure to a new structure that meets their needs through the use of mergers, spinoffs, state statutory conversations, “S” elections and tax free organizations.
Sales and Use Tax Planning: As states continue to struggle with balancing their budgets, they are increasingly looking to sales and use tax as a revenue source. Knowing whether or not you have Nexus in a state will be critical to your tax planning and compliance to avoid audits and potential fines.
Tax Law Changes: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is robust so it’s easy to get caught up in the big picture at the expense of missing the nuances such as industry specific tax carve outs. We’re helping clients identify how the provisions of TCJA apply to their businesses and what are the next steps for the future.
M&A Transaction Structuring: Even after a purchase price for a company has been agreed upon, the WAY a seller gets paid can have a significant impact on the amount of taxes paid on both sides so getting advice early will have a lasting impact.
What Our Customers Say
I trust them and value their role.
They continue to be incredibly responsive. They ask good questions of us to make sure we’re doing our due diligence, and if they think we need to tighten up things, they address it.
They are my sounding board. I don’t confide in a lot of people, but I would be hard pressed to run my business without someone like them.
ARB understands our business, they have expertise, they’re easy to work with, and they’re available if we have a question.
ARB is committed to our success. They really care and are committed to their clients.
I appreciate not only ARB’s technical abilities, but also their business sense.
ARB’s greatest strength is understanding the circumstances of the small business owner, especially in manufacturing realm. As businesses grow, they create more complexity and sometimes they need guidance to help them have better and more timely accounting functions and information. ARB has good people to help navigate that.
We get incredible value for what we’re paying.
It’s a very collaborative relationship.
Practical and knowledgeable. They are very familiar with my industry.
I have nothing but good things to say about them. Very impressed by what they know, and their ability to speak normal English during heady tax stuff.
They don’t just file our returns and send them out, they strategize and plan ahead so we’re not surprised. That level of understanding makes them more of a partner.
They’re local and that’s important. We want to support people who support us. And we get better service from people who are local.
They are genuine. I feel like I am talking to a friend or someone I can trust. When I call to ask for advice, I don’t feel like I’m bothering them or that any question is stupid.
They are great people, and do great work. Everyone who knows them, loves them.
Business Tax Services Team Leaders
Daniel P. Doiron, CPA, CVA | Tax Principal
Business Tax Services Practice Leader
Dan has been in public accounting since his college internship with ARB in 1986. He has been a Principal since 1996 and works extensively with all types of clients to solve their compliance and tax planning issues. Dan was the May 1987 State of Maine Gold Medalist for earning the highest scores on all four parts of the CPA Examination.