How the SECURE Act affects retirement accounts Several tax code changes were enacted when the SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act) took effect on January 1, 2020. We thought it would be more valuable to spare our clients the chore of perusing the 1,770 page document covering the entire bill and…

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Can I get money from my IRA tax free due to Covid-19? In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the CARES Act changed several IRA and retirement plan rules for people of all ages. The Act allows qualified individuals to take distributions during 2020 of up to $100,000 penalty-free, but not tax-free, from their IRAs or…

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Can I buy real estate in my IRA? You cannot buy a personal residence in your IRA but you can buy other properties. For most people, it is either not practical or not a good idea. Here a few of those reasons: If the rules are not followed properly and a “prohibited transaction” occurs, the…

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Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo Recognized by Schwab Advisor Services with 2019 Trailblazer IMPACT AwardTM   November 4, 2019 – (Orlando) – Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo, LLC was honored today by Schwab Advisor Services with the 2019 Trailblazer IMPACT AwardTM. The firm was recognized for its efforts to improve the quality of advice, raise the bar for ethics…

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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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How to avoid gift taxes We have received several inquiries this year from clients who want to make a financial gift to a family member but were concerned about gift taxes. For most U.S. citizens, even if the gift is large, the answer to the question, “How much is the gift tax?” can be “not…

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