3 Strikes to Avoid When Tax Planning

3 Strikes to Avoid When Tax Planning Barnett Financial & Tax

Taxes are among the most common concern for people in retirement. You might be wondering how to start thinking about your tax strategy so you aren’t taxed more than you need to be. These three mistakes can help start the conversation about what a comprehensive tax strategy might look like for you. Taking Too Much…

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Will You Have Tax-Advantaged Buckets in Retirement?

Will You Have Tax-Advantaged Buckets in Retirement? Barnett Financial & Tax

You’ll likely have several sources of income in retirement that can be taxed, such as IRA distributions and Social Security benefits. But, do you have any after-tax “buckets” that you can use strategically in retirement to help reduce your tax bill? There may be a few options available to you, so know how they work.…

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Three Unexpected Taxes in Retirement

Three Unexpected Taxes in Retirement Barnett Financial & Tax

When we think of major retirement expenses, we often consider housing, healthcare, and that trip of a lifetime we’ve been dreaming about for years. But, we often fail to consider what could potentially be our biggest expense – taxes. Many of your sources of income in retirement are taxable, so don’t overlook these three unexpected…

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3 Important Tax Questions to Answer This Year

3 Important Tax Questions to Answer This Year Barnett Financial and Tax

As we approach Tax Day, you may be gathering your important documents and preparing to file or file for an extension. Once you have everything sorted out, it’s important to consider how your tax situation could change as you near and enter retirement. Here are three important tax questions to answer this year. Why May…

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Estimating Your Tax Burden in Retirement

Estimating Your Tax Burden in Retirement Barnett Financial & Tax

Taxes could be one of your biggest expenses in retirement. But once you have an estimate for your tax burden in retirement, you can consider ways to minimize it. The first step towards creating a tax minimization strategy in retirement is looking at how your different sources of income will be taxed. Pensions If you…

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Don’t Procrastinate During Tax Time

Don’t Procrastinate During Tax Time Barnett Financial & Tax

Tax Day is April 18th, not the 15th, due to Washington D.C.’s Emancipation Day holiday, so you have a few more days to file your taxes or file for an extension this year than you might have expected. But the 18th will be here before you know it, so don’t procrastinate during tax time this…

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Three Birthday Milestones That Could Change Your Tax Situation

Three Birthday Milestones That Could Change Your Tax Situation Barnett Financial & Tax

When we think of milestone birthdays, we often think of ones that are already behind us – like 18 and 30. But there are plenty of important birthdays ahead of you, especially as you near and enter retirement. Starting at age 50, several birthdays are critical to acknowledge because they can have implications for your…

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Tax Day Will Be Here Before You Know It

Tax Day Will Be Here Before You Know It Barnett Financial & Tax

Tax Day is April 18th this year, due to the Emancipation Day holiday in Washington D.C. on the 15th. This is a good time of year to review your finances and think about your long-term tax strategy. Tax Day will be here before you know it, so know these important tax terms and start thinking…

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Don’t Forget About Your Tax Bill

Don’t Forget About Your Tax Bill Barnett Financial & Tax

Before you know it, Tax Day will be here, so it’s best to start getting ready now. Beyond your tax bill this year, don’t forget about your tax bill in the future, even in retirement. Taxes don’t stop when you stop receiving a paycheck, and they could be one of your biggest expenses in retirement.…

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3 Things About Your Taxes That May Have Changed

3 Things About Your Taxes That May Have Changed Barnett Financial and Tax

Here come the holidays and everything that goes with them – traveling, cooking, buying gifts, and of course, spending time with the people we love. Even though it’s a busy time of year when finances can end up taking a back seat to decorating and wrapping presents, it’s important to take the time to review…

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