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SECURE Act Affects Retirement and Tax Planning for Individuals

SECURE Act Affects Retirement and Tax Planning for Individuals

Posted by Cheryl A. Jankowski on January 20, 2020

On December 20, President Trump signed into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. Here are some changes that are most likely to affect individuals, including some that aren't related to retirement savings.

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Immediate Actions Needed by Retirement Plans to Comply with the SECURE Act of 2019

Immediate Actions Needed by Retirement Plans to Comply with the SECURE Act of 2019

Posted by Bryan Staniszewski on January 17, 2020

The SECURE Act is landmark legislation that affects the rules for creating and maintaining workplace retirement plans for all employers (including for-profit and tax-exempt employers of all sizes). Whether you currently offer your employees a retirement plan (or are planning to do so), you should consider how these new rules may affect your current retirement plan (or your decision to create a new one).

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What Employers Should Know About the SECURE Act

What Employers Should Know About the SECURE Act

Posted by Bryan Staniszewski on January 13, 2020

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was mainly intended to help individuals save more for retirement. But the new law also contains provisions that help simplify the administration of retirement plans for employers and allow more employees to participate in 401(k) plans. 

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Fall 2019 Quarterly Insights

Fall 2019 Quarterly Insights

Posted by Michael Grimaldi on October 24, 2019

Available through our affiliation with the BDO Alliance, download the fall edition of Quarterly Insights.

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Year-End Strategies to Reduce AGI

Year-End Strategies to Reduce AGI

Posted by Brian Kern on October 23, 2019

Reducing your current-year adjusted gross income (AGI) is usually a tax-smart idea.

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Year-End Tax Planning Moves for Small Businesses

Year-End Tax Planning Moves for Small Businesses

Posted by Kerry Roets on October 17, 2019

Due to political gridlock, federal tax law hasn't changed much since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was enacted. Most of the provisions affecting businesses went into effect last year, so the year-end tax planning strategies that worked for 2018 may still be valid for the current tax year, but your specific tax situation might be different.

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Tax Strategies for Seniors

Tax Strategies for Seniors

Posted by Robert Ingrasci on September 04, 2019

Good things come to those who wait. Older taxpayers may be entitled to some age-based tax breaks.

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Changing Jobs? What Will Become of Your 401(k) Balance?

Changing Jobs? What Will Become of Your 401(k) Balance?

Posted by Bryan Staniszewski on August 29, 2019

Most private-sector employers put you in the driver's seat when it comes to saving for retirement. You might prefer the flexibility of rolling over your accumulated retirement savings into an IRA. This choice assumes, however, that your next employer's 401(k) plan allows you to move money into it from another 401(k) plan.

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Five Mid-Year Tax Planning Strategies for Individuals

Five Mid-Year Tax Planning Strategies for Individuals

Posted by Cheryl A. Jankowski on August 05, 2019

Whether you are looking for ideas to help cut your tax bill for the current year, or you are hoping to minimize future taxes, now is a good time to start thinking about your tax planning strategies.

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IRS Approves Spousal IRA Rollover Despite Existence of Trust

IRS Approves Spousal IRA Rollover Despite Existence of Trust

Posted by Robert Ingrasci on July 02, 2019

The IRS has privately ruled that a surviving spouse can roll over their deceased spouse's IRA — payable to a trust of which they sole trustee and beneficiary — into their own IRA. Generally, where an IRA beneficiary is a trust, a surviving spouse is barred from treating a decedent's IRA as their own account.

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