Category Archives: Income Tax Planning

Reduce Capital Gains Tax on the Sale of Your Business

Reduce Capital Gains Tax on the Sale of Your Business

Savvy business owners planning to sell their business can reduce or eliminate income tax liability from capital gains by using a long-standing IRS-blessed strategy called a charitable remainder trust, or CRT.

RMDs Required Again in 2021

RMDs Required Again in 2021

If you didn’t take distributions from your retirement plan and IRA accounts in 2020, you may be surprised by your 2021 RMD. Adviser Robert Klein explains how changes to the rules in 2020 will impact you in 2021 and beyond.

Six Stealth Taxes That Can Derail Your Retirement

Six Stealth Taxes That Can Derail Your Retirement

Six stealth taxes can increase your income tax liability and reduce your lifetime after-tax retirement income. Planning for each of them should begin long before and continue throughout retirement.

Carve Out Your 401(k) Company Stock for Favorable NUA Tax Treatment

Carve Out Your 401(k) Company Stock for Favorable NUA Tax Treatment

This article was originally published in, and has been reprinted with permission from, Retirement Daily. Distributions from a traditional 401(k) plan are generally taxable as ordinary income at your regular income tax rates. This includes pre-tax contributions plus earnings. If your traditional 401(k) plan is rolled over to a traditional IRA, the same rule applies…

Keep Your Eye on QBI Before You Rothify

Keep Your Eye on QBI Before You Rothify

A Roth conversion often makes sense but there are times when reduced income tax savings can offset the potential long-term benefits of large conversion amounts..

Contribute Your 2020 RMD to a Roth IRA

Contribute Your 2020 RMD to a Roth IRA

Although you can rollover, or return, your 2020 IRA and other retirement plan February 1st to May 15th distributions as a result of the 2020 waiver of RMDs, there’s another strategy that you can use to reduce future years’ income tax liability and optimize lifetime after-tax distributions for you and your heirs.

The Roth IRA Conversion Trifecta

The Roth IRA Conversion Trifecta

As a result of a series of three events, there’s an unprecedented opportunity to do a sizable Roth IRA conversion this year.

Will Congress Suspend 2020 Required Minimum Distributions?

Will Congress Suspend 2020 Required Minimum Distributions?

The stock market decline of almost 30% over the last month in response to the spreading Coronavirus, if sustained, could trigger legislation for retirement plan relief. This could potentially include suspension of required minimum distributions and changes to the SECURE Act that went into effect January 1st.

7 Reasons to Start a Staged Roth IRA Conversion Plan Today

7 Reasons to Start a Staged Roth IRA Conversion Plan Today

One underutilized strategy for optimizing the longevity of assets when planning for retirement is a staged, or multi-year, Roth IRA conversion plan. There are seven reasons to start this type of plan today.

Roth Solo 401(k) Makes More Sense Than Ever

Roth Solo 401(k) Makes More Sense Than Ever

Lower tax rates under the new income tax law, combined with the likelihood of higher tax rates in the future, support a Roth solo 401(k) contribution strategy.

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