Posts by Dan Moisand

Will the election cause a market crash?

Will the election cause a market crash? On June 18, no one in our Orlando office came to work. They didn’t go on strike or play hooky – their absence was planned. Why would we not have anyone in the office? Because we were encouraged to stay away from downtown due to the increased traffic…

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Estate planning documents needed regardless of net worth

Estate planning documents needed regardless of net worth There are several estate planning documents needed regardless of net worth. For the last few decades, the topic of estate planning has tended to focus on tax minimization. Just the word “estate” can evoke images of wealthy families making heirs “trust fund kids.” However, estate planning has…

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What do I do if I miss my required minimum distribution?

What do I do if I miss my Required Minimum Distribution? Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) are just that – required. The penalty for failing to take a RMD on time is 50% of the amount of the RMD. That’s one of the harshest penalties in the tax code. Miss a $20,000 RMD and you’ll owe…

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Orlando Financial Advisor Firm Named A Best Place To Work

Orlando Financial Advisor firm, Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo, Named a Best Place To Work for Financial Advisors by InvestmentNews Our firm has been fortunate to earn a number of accolades over the years. We’ve appeared multiple times on lists of top advisory firms by the likes of Financial Advisor magazine and the Financial Times. We’ve made…

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Managing investment taxes

Managing investment taxes Managing investment taxes is an essential part of any good financial plan. For most clients, by far the largest expense incurred during their investment lifetime is income taxes. The goal of one’s tax planning should not be the avoidance of paying taxes per se, as few can do that. The goal should…

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Why is my charitable donation taxed?

Why is my charitable contribution taxed? Well planned and executed charitable donations should result in tax savings. To get the maximum benefit, you must know the rules and how the accounting for donations works. This video Q&A is a great example. The inquirer knew the rule but not the reporting requirements. Making News… We frequently produce…

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