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John Gerlach Accounting and Tax Preparation Services

Accounting, Auditing and Tax Preparation Services

John Gerlach & Company LLP

37 West Broad Street- Suite 800

Columbus, OH 43215


Phone: (614) 224-2164

Fax: (614) 224-1391

- Tax Preparation

Tax and Business Planning

 As a business grows, so too does the need for effective tax planning. At John Gerlach & Company, a significant portion of our practice involves helping client organizations keep pace with changing business and regulatory climates in a way that minimizes taxes and maximizes the bottom line.


Our tax planning and evaluation services cover three major areas:


1. Business Management


  • Multi-state operations and related issues
  • Changes of accounting methods and/or periods
  • Choice of entity planning
  • Cost segregation services
  • Net operating loss utilization and limitation analysis
  • Research and development (R&D) credits
  • Accounting standards (FAS 109) support
  • Compensation planning (e, g., options, bonuses, etc.)
  • Domestic production activities


2. Structuring Business Transactions


  • Business formations, reorganizations and liquidations
  • Syndications, partnerships, and joint ventures
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Changes in ownership of closely-held companies
  • Sales of companies or lines of business
  • Business consolidation research analysis and compliance
  • Rate-of-return analysis on projects and/or transactions
  • Like-kind exchanges


3. Family Business


  • Preparation or review of tax returns
  • Selection or change of entity analysis and planning
  • Trusts, estates and family tax planning
  • Business succession planning