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9 10, 2020

Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) are Waived in 2020—Should You Still Take Them?

By |2020-10-19T08:17:44-07:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: IRAs, Retirement Planning, Tax News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you are age 72 or older, you generally must take required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your traditional IRA or employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a 401(k) or 403(b), each year. These amounts are included in your taxable income, and if you fail to take your RMD by the annual deadline, the amount not withdrawn

9 09, 2020

Retirement Fund Rollovers: Watch the Calendar and Follow the Rules

By |2020-09-11T02:29:32-07:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: IRAs, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There are many reasons why you might want to move your retirement savings to another account.  Maybe you want to invest with a company with better performance. Maybe you changed jobs and want to bring past accumulations with you to a new plan. If you’re among the millions who lost a job as the economy

24 07, 2020

Converting to a Roth? Don’t Dip into Your Traditional IRA to Pay the Taxes

By |2020-07-24T00:42:03-07:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: IRAs, Tax Planning|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Converting a traditional Individual Retirement Account to a Roth IRA offers tax advantages in certain situations. It is most advantageous when you can pay any resulting income taxes without using funds from the traditional IRA. Contributions to Roth IRAs have already been taxed, so they grow tax-free. That means withdrawing from a Roth IRA after

25 06, 2020

Converting a Traditional IRA to a Roth May Pay Off—Even Near Retirement

By |2020-06-25T23:46:04-07:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: IRAs, Retirement Planning, Tax Diversification|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Saving for retirement in a traditional Individual Retirement Account effectively shelters income from taxes while you’re in your high-earning years. But a Roth IRA, which allows withdrawals tax free in retirement when tax rates may be higher, is also appealing. If you haven’t balanced your investments in both types of accounts—or if you couldn’t start

5 06, 2020

Why Now May Be the Right Time to Convert Your Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA

By |2020-06-13T20:18:10-07:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: IRAs|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

As two of the most widely used vehicles for retirement savings, traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs are both designed to facilitate long-term investment and provide tax advantages. However, one of the key differences between them lies in when they are taxed. Traditional IRAs are funded with pre-tax dollars: you receive a tax deduction when you

18 05, 2020

Changes to Stretch IRAs Under the New SECURE Act

By |2020-06-13T21:18:58-07:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: IRAs, Retirement Planning, Tax Diversification, Tax News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

When the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was enacted on January 1, 2020, it implemented some of the most significant changes to retirement plans that have been made in over a decade. One of these changes came as a disappointment to many IRA owners: the requirement that non-spousal beneficiaries of “stretch

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