Tax Planning

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  • Mar 2 2020
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    How can I prepare for tax season?

    Truth is, most of us don’t understand the tax code. As tax season quickly approaches, here are some suggestions that might help your planning process.

  • Feb 6 2020
    Contributing to Your IRA by April 15 Could Lower Your 2019 Tax Bill

    Here is your annual reminder to contribute to your IRA by April 15th for a potentially lower tax bill before you file your tax return.

  • Dec 2 2019
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    How Can I Give More to My Loved Ones and Less to the IRS?

    How can I give more to my loved ones and less to the IRS? Let’s learn from hypothetical Mike & Donna. These examples apply to those working and retired.

  • Apr 4 2019
    Direct Transfers vs. 60-Day Rollovers – Which is Better?

    Eventually, you may want to transfer money from a retirement plan to an IRA. You can either choose a direct transfer or a 60-day rollever. Which is better?

  • Mar 27 2019
    5 IRA Contribution Rules that Might Surprise You

    It’s that time of year again! The deadline to file your taxes is just around the corner. Here are 5 IRA contributions rules that you might not know about...

  • Mar 15 2019
    Income Tax 101: What’s Taxable?

    As you prepare your tax returns, it’s helpful to have a good understanding of how you are being taxed. Here is the breakdown on what's taxable...

  • Feb 1 2019
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    10 Things to Know About Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs)

    Want to save on taxes by making qualified charitable distributions (QCDs)? Here are 10 things to keep in mind as you plan out these complicated donations.

  • Jan 7 2019
    Not All Investment Income Is Created Equal Because of Taxes: Case Studies

    The income you earn on investments can often be deceiving. Read how taxes can affect your investment income and how we can help your complex situaiton!

  • Dec 20 2018
    Trusts Might Give You Flexibility and Lower Taxes

    Depending on your situaton, giving to charity can be a complicated decision. The good news is there are a variety of options. Here are 3 strategies: