What Is Tax Alpha? You may ask, what is tax alpha? It’s the value that is added to a client’s financial plan by optimizing sound tax strategies. If “alpha” is the return generated by an advisor’s skill in picking and managing investments, then “tax alpha” protects that return and generates a boost by making sure that taxes don’t eat away more of a client’s wealth than absolutely necessary. HD Vest Advisors deliver tax alpha through their ability to gain insights from your taxes and leverage that information to provide you with a holistic view of your financial plan.