Welcome to Laurette M. Dearden, CPA, CFP®, RICP®
Everyone has money issues. Let us help you with yours: Taxes, Saving, Spending, Investing.
We are dedicated to providing personalized individual and small business taxes and offer comprehensive financial planning services through Laurette Dearden's affiliation with HD Vest Investment Services SM. Our objective is to make your money work for you to pursue your financial dreams and goals whatever they may be. Starting with your tax return, we will implement a plan to pursue your financial goals and dreams to eliminate debt, take care of your family, retire in the style that you envision, send your children to college and leave a legacy to your heirs.
We specialize in physicians, dentists and other healthcare professionals but also service other small businesses. If you are considering purchasing a practice or starting your own, we can help! We also provide start up services to small businesses and ongoing tax planning, accounting and payroll support.
Taxes are not just an event in April. We will work with you throughout the year to ensure your financial health and help you make sound financial decisions that will minimize your tax liability on April 15th. Even if you move to another state, we are happy to continue working with you. Our clients are located in the Columbia, Laurel, Baltimore and DC area but we also have clients in over 25 states!
Get Paid for Going Green
Those looking into environmentally minded home modifications may get a boost from Uncle Sam’s tax incentives.
How to Make the Tax Code Work for You
When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.
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Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
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