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The benefit of having a Roth IRA is that if the account is open for at least 5 years and the account owner is at least 59 1/2, then all of the distributions from the Roth IRA are tax-free. Additionally, unlike IRA’s, Roth IRA’s are not subject to the Required Minimum Distribution Rules (“RMD”) for either the taxpayer or … Continue reading »
Hurricane Sandy has left her mark. This included power outages, significant property damage and, sadly loss of life.
Ask many people if they have an estate plan and they just roll their eyes. With the Federal Estate Tax Exclusion at $5.12 million most people will not be subject to estate taxes. In Connecticut, the exclusion is $2 million and many people won’t be subject to this tax. So…why do I need an estate plan?
1) Don't panic. The returns are due on April 17th this year. This is due to April 15th falling on the weekend and April 16th being a holiday in Washington DC. If you can't get your return completed and filed on time, file an extension. The federal form is 4868 and the Connecticut form is CT-1040-EXT. This will allow you until October 15th … Continue reading »
Do you file a Schedule C, Profit or Loss From Business or Schedule E, Supplemental Income or Loss (From Real Estate or Partnerships)? If so, you will notice there are 2 simple questions that have been added to these forms. They are:
“Did you make any payments that would require you to file Form(s) 1099?”
“If “Yes,” did you or will you file … Continue reading »