When are Roth IRA distributions taxable?
When are Roth IRA distributions taxable? From Ken in Satellite Beach: I thought once you turned 59 ½ Roth IRAs are tax free but a 63 year old co-worker insists he had to pay some tax last year when he withdrew from his Roth IRA. What gives? Ken, it is possible to owe taxes on…Read More
How inflation may reduce your tax bill for 2023
How inflation may reduce your tax bill for 2023 Thanks to inflation, reducing your tax bill in 2023 may be easier than you think. All things being equal, lower inflation readings are preferred but there are aspects of higher inflation readings that work in your favor. And inflation-induced tax savings can help offset inflation’s higher…Read More
How do I make charitable donations from my 401(k)?
How do I make charitable donations from my 401(k)? Direct donations from a 401(k) to charity on a tax favored basis are not possible. However, direct donations to charities from IRAs, called Qualified Charitable Distributions, are permitted. There are a few requirements to make those donations completely tax-free, chief among them is you must be…Read More
Will my tax return be processed quicker this year?
Will my tax return be processed quicker this year? The 2021 tax filing season was the worst in memory. There was a slew of legislation creating Covid-related tax provisions that never existed before. Some of that legislation was passed late in the year leaving the IRS scrambling to adapt. This was very difficult given the…Read More
What are the new RMD rules?
Have RMD rules changed? Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) are back in 2021 after a one year COVID-related waiver in 2020. No changes were made this year to the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) rules for IRAs, 401(k)s, 403(b)s and other retirement accounts but changes are coming in 2022. To determine the RMD for a given year,…Read More
How your tax rates can change
How your tax rates can change As we enter the last part of 2021, Congress is debating a series of changes to the tax code. Whether you find the proposed changes disconcerting is largely a function of how the changes affect you specifically. From our perspective as advisors, changes in the tax code can alter…Read More