Have You Taken Your Required Minimum IRA Distribution?

December 1st, 2015

Article Highlights: Required Minimum Distributions When the Distributions Must Begin RMD Distribution Tables Figuring the Amount of the Distribution IRA-to-Charity Transfers As year-end approaches, this is a good time to make sure you have taken your required minimum distribution (RMD) for 2015. What is an RMD, you ask? The tax code does not allow IRA […]

Important Times to Seek Assistance

March 10th, 2015

Waiting for your regular appointment to discuss current tax-related issues can create problems or cause you to miss out on beneficial options that need to be timely exercised before year-end. Generally, you should call this office any time you have a substantial change in taxable income or deductions. By doing so, we can advise you […]

Saver’s Credit Can Help You Save for Retirement

March 18th, 2014

Low- and moderate-income workers can take steps to save for retirement and earn a special tax credit. The saver’s credit helps offset part of the first $2,000 workers voluntarily contribute to traditional or Roth Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs), SIMPLE-IRAs, SEPs, 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans for employees of public schools and certain tax-exempt organizations, 457 plans […]

Tax Filing Deadline Rapidly Approaching

April 9th, 2013

Just a reminder to those who have not yet filed their 2012 tax return that April 15, 2013 is the due date to either file your return and pay any taxes owed, or file for the automatic six-month extension and pay the tax you estimate to be due. In addition, the April 15, 2013 deadline […]

Has Your 2012 Roth-Converted IRA Declined in Value?

March 12th, 2013

If you converted your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA in 2012 and paid (or will pay) the tax on the conversion and then watched the value of the account decrease due to an unexpected poor investment performance, you still have an opportunity to do something about it. If you filed your return on time or are […]

President Signs American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

February 5th, 2013

President Obama on January 2 signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. The new law makes permanent Bush-era tax rates for individuals and couples with annual income of $400,000 and $450,000, respectively. The law also permanently indexes the alternative minimum tax for inflation, extends unemployment insurance benefits for one year and extends numerous business […]

Using Direct Deposit is a Smarter Option for your Refund.

April 3rd, 2012

Want your refund faster? Have it deposited directly into your bank account. More taxpayers are choosing direct deposit as the way to receive their federal tax refunds. More than 79 million people had their tax refunds deposited directly into their bank accounts in 2011. It’s a secure and convenient way to get your money in […]

It’s Not Too Late

February 21st, 2012

It’s not too late to make an IRA and/or SEP contribution or undo a Roth IRA conversion for 2011. Generally, after the close of the year you can no longer take steps to alter the outcome of your tax return. However, both IRA contributions and SEP contributions can be made for a year after it […]

It’s Time for Year-End Tax Planning

November 15th, 2011

We have compiled a checklist of actions based on current tax rules that may help you save tax dollars if you act before year-end. Regardless of what Congress does late this year or early next, solid tax savings can be realized by taking advantage of tax breaks that are on the books for 2011. For […]

Last Year for Tax-Free Charitable Donations from IRAs

October 25th, 2011

If you are 70.5 years of age or older and are considering making a donation to a charity, you may wish to consider the option of making the contribution from your IRA account. For 2011, you can donate up to $100,000 to your favorite charity, provided it is an eligible charitable organization, tax free from […]

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