Retirement Planning Articles
Posted by Thomas Burns on April 13, 2023
If you’re a small business owner, you may be reluctant to set up a retirement plan because of the administrative burdens. Here are two options to consider that have far fewer requirements than traditional qualified retirement plans.
Posted by Brian Kern on February 14, 2023
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 that was signed into law on December 29, 2022 by President Joe Biden includes the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022, which introduces over 90 changes to the federal rules governing workplace retirement plans. This landmark legislation builds on the original SECURE Act that was enacted on December 19, 2019, and aims to expand coverage and increase retirement savings while simplifying and clarifying retirement plan rules.
Posted by Isabella Newman on March 03, 2022
To help ensure financial security in retirement, saving now on a tax-favored basis is a smart move. And if you qualify, you still have time to contribute to an IRA or SEP and save on your 2021 tax return.
Posted by Jeffrey Budzinski on March 29, 2021
The age that retirees may start receiving 100% of their Social Security benefit ranges from 65 for people born in 1937 or earlier to 67 for people born in 1960 or later. However, you can also opt to receive reduced monthly benefits as early as age 62 — or you can choose to receive a higher monthly benefit by deferring receipt up until age 70.
Posted by D’Marie Murray on August 10, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many people borrowing from their companies' qualified retirement plans. If economic fallout from the pandemic causes you to default on one of these loans, it will cause negative tax and retirement-saving consequences.
Posted by D’Marie Murray on July 16, 2020
The IRS recently issued guidance related to coronavirus-related distributions allowed under the CARES Act. The guidance applies to qualified individuals, employers, and eligible retirement plans. It explains who qualifies to take an eligible distribution. It also includes relief to anyone who already took a required minimum distribution in 2020 from certain retirement accounts.
CARES Act Relaxes Qualified Plan and Employee Benefit Rules to Improve Cash Flow for Employer and Employees
Posted by Michael Grimaldi on April 13, 2020
The CARES Act includes several relief provisions for tax-qualified retirement plans, expands health care flexible spending accounts so funds can be used for over-the-counter items, clarifies some health insurance plan questions, and, through year-end, allows employers to reimburse employees for student loan payments tax-free. This alert explains those items.
Posted by D’Marie Murray on April 06, 2020
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. The financial markets have plummeted over the last month. But there's an upside for long-term investors: Low market values may provide a tax-smart opportunity to convert your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. This strategy is simple, but it's not right for everyone. Here are some factors to consider before you execute a Roth conversion in 2020.
Posted by Brian Kern on March 03, 2020
Getting divorced? You might want to divide your marital assets quickly and cut financial ties with your ex as soon as possible. But, when it comes to splitting up IRAs, 401(k) plan funds and other tax-favored retirement accounts, it's important to set up your divorce papers properly and follow the formalities of the settlement agreement to avoid potential tax-related pitfalls.