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Far-Reaching Effects of This Pandemic on Social Security and Taxes

Long after the restaurants and hotels are open again, the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will still be felt by many individuals and the country. During this time of widespread unemployment, less is collected in payroll taxes that fund Social Security, while emergency federal spending has increased significantly. Here are potential far-reaching effects of [...]

2020-07-27T02:04:48+00:00July 27th, 2020|Financial Planning, Social Security, Tax Strategies|

Tax Minimization in 2020 and Beyond

As the coronavirus spread, the government stepped in with unprecedented economic interventions, from direct payments to Americans, to relief for businesses. While these measures may be necessary to mitigate the damage done by the virus and the economic shutdown, they’ve also resulted in a ballooning of the national deficit.[1] U.S. government debt could soon rise [...]

2020-07-13T02:20:05+00:00July 13th, 2020|Tax Strategies|

Should You Pay Taxes Now or Later?

No one can fully escape taxes, but you do have some say in when you pay them. Different types of retirement income are taxed at different times. Orchestrating these sources in retirement can take some work, as the rules for each differ. Under the umbrella of tax-advantaged income sources, there are those that require taxes [...]

2020-05-17T17:12:41+00:00May 17th, 2020|Tax Strategies, Financial Planning|

3 Ways a Financial Advisor Can Help You With Tax Strategies

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but what about a tax-deductible lunch? While many of your income sources can be taxed, there are strategies to minimize your overall tax burden before and in retirement. One of the advantages of going to one professional for all of your financial planning needs is [...]

2020-05-11T10:27:28+00:00May 11th, 2020|Financial Planning, Tax Strategies|

4 Things to Understand About Taxes in Retirement

There are probably a few surprises in store for you in retirement, but your tax burden shouldn’t be one of them. Even if you don’t receive a paycheck anymore, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a plan to help minimize taxes in retirement. By understanding how different types of income are taxed, you can develop income [...]

2020-05-05T15:29:23+00:00May 5th, 2020|Tax Strategies|

Why You Might Need to Adjust Your Withholding

Taxes are complicated. Even if the tax code were to never change, your bracket, filing status, or withholding might. Common life events like marriage, divorce, and your children leaving the nest can mean that you need to adjust your withholding. Knowing when to adjust your withholding is an important thing to understand about taxes in retirement: [...]

2020-04-27T12:47:39+00:00April 27th, 2020|Tax Strategies|

Will Your Tax Burden Decrease in Retirement?

The tax filing deadline has been pushed back, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to think about your tax burden in retirement. Most people don’t expect their taxes to disappear in retirement, but they may assume they’ll decrease substantially. However, this may not be the case. Between collecting Social Security, interest, dividends, and Required [...]

2020-04-05T18:24:37+00:00April 5th, 2020|Retirement, Tax Strategies|

When it Comes to Taxes, Plan for Your Future Self

Retirement is a major event that can drastically change your day-to-day life, your financial strategies, and even your tax burden. Retirees may no longer receive taxable income from an employer, but they will likely receive income from other sources which can be taxed. This is why when it comes to taxes, it’s important to help [...]

2020-02-25T20:16:11+00:00February 21st, 2020|Tax Strategies|

Strategies to Help Reduce Your 2019 Tax Bill

Your holiday season might be full of social plans, shopping, and traveling, but it’s important to take time to make important financial decisions before the end of year. Even though April 15th seems far away, the decisions you make now can potentially affect your 2019 tax situation. There are strategies to help reduce your 2019 [...]

2019-12-02T22:05:29+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Tax Strategies|

3 Things to Do if the Stretch IRA Dies

The House of Representatives voted in favor of the Secure Act 417-3, and the bill is now on a fast track to vote in the Senate. The bill would do away with the tax-planning strategy for inherited IRA commonly referred to as the “stretch IRA.” “Stretching” an IRA allows beneficiaries to take required minimum distributions [...]

2019-07-05T16:57:20+00:00July 5th, 2019|Financial Planning, Tax Strategies|