Posts Tagged ‘roth conversion’


3 Easy Steps For Mid-Year Tax Planning

Half the year is in the books.  Many people are playing golf, going to the beach or having a barbeque. It is also the time however to have your Mid-Year Tax Planning. Here are 3 Easy Steps to make this happen:

 

Run a Tax Projection

As a starting point, review your 2012 income tax return.  Then project out the year 2013 as to what might be different.  Bonuses, stock options and capital gains are some examples of what might … Continue reading »


How (Almost) Everyone Can Have a Roth IRA

 

What’s the Benefit of a Roth IRA?

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 the surviving spouse.  This allows for the account to grow … Continue reading »


7 Easy Ways to Decrease Your Income Tax and Keep More Money

 1) Maximize Your Contributions to Your 401(k) Plan

Many employers will offer a 401(k) plan. Employees need to take advantage of this plan. This will likely be one of the cornerstones of your retirement plan. If your employer offers a match, you really need to participate in this plan at least to get the match amount.


9 Easy Steps for a Mid-Year Tax Review

Half of the year is almost over.  Don’t wait until the end of the year to do your planning. It’s time for your Mid-Year Tax Review. 1) Review your withholding.  Review your prior year income tax return for the income tax paid. Check your year-to-date paystub to see if your withholding is tracking where it needs to be.  If you need to adjust your federal withholding, file Form W-4 with your employer.  You should also review your state income tax … Continue reading »


4 Reasons to do a Roth Conversion

 

A Roth Conversion is when funds are taken out of an IRA and converted into a Roth IRA. This conversion results in taxable income. Here are 4 Reasons to do a Roth Conversion:


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