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Strategies for maximizing your Individual Retirement Account (IRA’s) Investments, Tax Savings and Timing of Required Minimum Distributions

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Congress Extends One CARES Act Provision, Lets Another Expire

January 26, 2021

Some special tax and retirement plan rules were created in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress recently extended one of them with some modifications but let another expire. One provision gave taxpayers more than 60 days to roll over IRA distributions to the original IRA or to another qualified retirement plan. The provision […]

What You Need to Know About RMDs in 2021

January 26, 2021

Over the last few years, there have been a lot of changes in required mini-mum distributions (RMDs) for IRAs and other retirement plans. It is important to know the current rules, so you don’t pay more income taxes than you need to or incur the highest penalty in the tax code. The penalty for not […]

6 Expensive IRA Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

January 1, 2021

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IRS Reduces Future Required Minimum Distributions Just A Little

December 17, 2020

The IRS recently issued final regulations that, in the future, will reduce required minimum distributions (RMDs) on IRAs, other qualified retirement plans and annuities. It is a small help for retirement account owners who don’t need all the money they’re required to take from their plans each year. Most owners of IRAs and other qualified […]

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What Happens to an IRA After the Beneficiary Dies?

December 17, 2020

One of the unanswered questions in many estate plans is what happens to an IRA after an initial beneficiary passes away. First, let’s clear up some confusion about some IRA terms. A beneficiary is a person who benefits from, or inherits, an IRA after the original owner passes away. A primary beneficiary is named as […]

Mistakes IRA Beneficiaries Are Making After the SECURE Act

December 17, 2020

A year has passed since the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act passed Congress by a wide margin. Yet, many IRA beneficiaries don’t know about the law or are receiving bad information about it. The SECURE Act made a major change for individual retirement arrangement (IRA) beneficiaries. Previously, someone who inherited an […]

Estate Planning

The ‘Look-Through’ Strategy: Making a Living Trust the Beneficiary of Your IRA

December 7, 2020

There are only a few instances your heirs aren’t penalized when you name a trust as the beneficiary of your IRA. A recent IRS ruling gives an example, but the ruling also reveals the pitfalls of the strategy. The general rule goes like this… When an IRA beneficiary is not an individual, the IRA must […]

Should a Living Trust Be Beneficiary of Your IRA?

November 27, 2020

There are only a few instances your heirs aren’t penalized when you name a trust as the beneficiary of your IRA. A recent IRS ruling gives an example, but the ruling also reveals the pitfalls of the strategy. The general rule is when an IRA beneficiary is not an individual, the IRA must be distributed […]

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