Taxes

How filing your 2019 tax return can affect your stimulus check

File now or in July? The recently passed CARES Act includes a provision to send stimulus checks to eligible Americans and their dependents. Eligibility for stimulus checks is based on your most recently filed tax return. If your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) was high in 2018, defined here as over $75,000 for a single filer or…

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Can I buy real estate in my IRA?

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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Looking back and looking forward

Looking back and looking forward The turn of the calendar is a natural time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the new year. We work hard to make this a special place for clients and our team and in 2019 our efforts were noticed more than ever. It seemed like every…

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Should I pay off my mortgage?

Should I pay off my mortgage? One of the most common questions we get, especially as people near retirement is, “Should I pay off my mortgage?” From a purely conceptual standpoint it’s simple. If you can earn more on your money than you pay by borrowing, your net worth is better by NOT paying off…

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Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo wins prestigious national award

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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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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