Building HOPE through the tax code

Building HOPE through the tax code:

Process for Entrepreneurs

Become a 15%’er


The primary purpose of the tax code is to build HOPEHOPE youcan reach your grandest vision and HOPE you have the cash flow to fund this vision.

The tax code is your friend, but high taxes, bungled tax preparation, and mindless application of tax software are your enemy.

85%+1 of entrepreneurs pay too much in tax, have sub-optimal cash flow, and have worry.  Where is the HOPE?

This is a sad and startling statistic that should not apply to you.

You can be a 15% entrepreneur paying your fair share of taxes, fully optimizing your cash flow, and having HOPE you can realistically achieve your grandest visions.  



Start with our Process for Entrepreneurs.

The 85%+ statistic shocked me.  So, I developed a simple and effective process so my clients…so you…could become a 15%’er.  This process is like building a house and then turning that house into a home.


Step 1: Design the architectural blueprints.

The blueprints for a house consider the terrain, needs of the occupants, zoning requirements, costs, and building codes.

The architectural blueprints for becoming a 15%’er consider the four cornerstones of the tax code, vision of the entrepreneur, costs, and how the tax code can help achieve that vision on-time, on-budget, and with the highest probability of success.

The four cornerstones of the tax code are Your Vision, Structure and Compliance, Measurement, and Exit.  Please click the video on the left to learn more about the 4 cornerstones of the tax code.

Designing For HOPE is our name for the Step 1 process of developing your architectural blueprint.


Step 2: Build the house using the architectural blueprints.

Building For HOPE is our name for the construction required in Step 2.  We do not build with hammers and nails; rather, we build with elements mandated by the tax code to achieve what the blueprints designed.  These elements mandated by the tax code often include legal organization, liability protection, enhanced selection of tax code sections written to advance your vision, predictive models, and other elements needed to achieve your grandest of visions.


Step 3: By living your grandest vision you turn a house into a home.

A constructed house is not a home until a heart…your grandest vision, resides within.

Living In HOPE is our name for the process of converting the house designed in Step 1 and constructed in Step 2 into your home.  You can now be living out your grandest vision with those you love the most and those you sacrificed for.


This is our three-step process to bring the HOPE of the tax code to you.

I would like to meet you and bring you this HOPE you so richly deserve.

Please contact me at 801.417.3260 or with your comments, questions, or requests for additional information.



1This statistic is from proprietary research designed and maintained by John C. Brooke since the mid-1980s.  John started his CPA firm on 1 July 1979 after starting in 1975 with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., one of the Big-8 accounting firms of the time.  

Over time and using the clients of his CPA firm, John developed a large data base to answer three key questions: (1) Is the general assumption of entrepreneurs they pay too much in tax correct?, (2) If so, what is an approximate percent of entrepreneurs paying too much in tax, and (3) For that percentage overpaying, are there broad-scale, common indicators to indicate why they are overpaying?  

The answers to these questions took time and effort.  By the mid-1980’s, John’s research developed these very supportable and defensible answers : (1) Yes, their general assumption is correct and correct on a large scale, (2) 85%+ of all entrepreneurs pay too much in tax, and (3) There are common indicators consistent across this 85%+ overpayment population.  The 85%+ overpayment conclusion has remained constant since the mid-1980s through today. 

Out of these answers, John built a mathematical-based Assessment that gathers information based on these broad-scale common indicators which can predictively estimate the amount of overpayment of tax.  This free Assessment can be taken by going to 

Opinions expressed in this article are those of John C. Brooke and are his opinions based on working in the accounting and tax field since mid-1975. 

Representations:  Nothing in this article rises to the level of a representation. 

Circular 230 Disclosure. The IRS requires me to advise you that any federal tax advice contained in this article is not intended to be used and cannot be used for the purpose of avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code, or for promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein. 

This article may contain numeric, graphic or narrative presentations that are theoretical in nature and are provided only for educational and exploratory purposes.  Only third parties to J.C. Brooke, Inc. provide non-theoretical presentations and representations. 

This article is considered © copyrighted and proprietary material by J.C. Brooke, Inc.    Therefore, use of this article, including citing for other articles, by any other party is prohibited.




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