Retirement Has Changed – Have Your Plans?

People are retiring differently today than in the past – just think, will you retire exactly like your parents did? Probably not. Retirement is no longer about the end of a career; it’s about the beginning of a new, often quite active phase of life that could last decades. And while this is something to…

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Where Could Interest and Tax Rates Be Headed?

Are you aware of the latest news that could affect your money? We recently heard from Federal Reserve Chairman Powell regarding interest rates, plus the Biden administration released a “Green Book” outlining some potential tax-increasing measures. There are several big changes proposed, and if they come to fruition, you may need to review your tax…

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Prepare for Taxes On Your Retirement Accounts

  The Biden administration has already spent $1.9 trillion on COVID relief and has plans to spend trillions more on infrastructure projects, Medicaid expansion, education, and climate investments. In order to fund these projects, the administration has proposed several tax-increasing measures on corporations and individuals. You may think you won’t have to worry as much…

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More Time to File Taxes and Review Your Retirement Plan

Tax season is the perfect time to take stock of your overall finances and how they may have changed in the last year. And luckily for you, tax season is extended until May 17th this year, so you have even more time to do that! As you go through important documents, make sure to review…

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Watch Out for Scams During Tax Season

Return prepare fraud can be very common during tax season[1] and scammers tend to target older adults. Digitization has made tax preparation easier but has also opened up a whole new world of criminal activity. While there’s not much we can do to stop these threats entirely, there are certainly ways that we can all…

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4 Types of Retirement Income and How They’re Taxed

Taxes don’t stop when you stop receiving a paycheck. If you have multiple sources of income in retirement, your tax burden could be substantial. By understanding how different types of income are taxed, you can develop income planning strategies that work to lower your taxes throughout retirement. Start with these 4 types of retirement income…

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5 Things to Know About COVID and Your Taxes

We’ve entered a full year of living with the pandemic, and there have been several events during the year that could affect you this tax season. In April 2020, the CARES Act (Coronavirus aid, Relief, and Economic Security Aid) provided relief to individual Americans and businesses and temporarily altered some parts of the tax code.…

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3 Reasons Your Tax Burden Could Actually Increase In Retirement

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Will your tax burden dramatically decrease in retirement once you stop receiving a paycheck? Maybe not – maybe it will increase. Between retirement account distributions, Social Security benefits, and investments, you may have reasons to review your tax strategy in retirement. We may be experiencing relatively low taxes right now, but the recent change in…

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3 Ways Your Advisor Can Help You This Tax Season

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As we enter this tax season, you may realize that your situation has changed. Maybe you were affected by the CARES Act, COVID, or went through a life change such as retirement, or became empty nesters. All of these things can affect how you file our taxes and now is the time to consider them.…

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Concerned About Taxes On Your Retirement Account?

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You might expect your tax burden to decrease in retirement – after all, you’re no longer receiving a paycheck that incurs income tax, the payroll tax, and Medicare tax. However, your income in retirement could be significant, between investment income, rental properties, pensions, Social Security, and retirement account withdrawals. Starting at age 72, you likely…

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