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3 Reasons to Do a Roth Conversion to Save Taxes

A Roth Conversion is when you take a distribution from an IRA, tax it and rollover the proceeds within 60 days into a Roth IRA.  In lieu of getting a check, have the funds sent from the IRA to the


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Don’t Take That Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) Just Yet!

Clients who will be turning 70 ½ this year are being advised to PAUSE with regards to taking their Required Minimum Distribution from their IRA for 2019.   Clients of this age AND who have an IRA or a 401(k)


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5 Reasons Taxpayers over Age 70 1/2 Should Make a Charitable Donation From Their IRA

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) almost doubled the Standard Deduction. Beginning in 2018, Single filers can claim $12,000, Head of Household $18,000 and Married Filing Jointly $24,000. Additionally, the maximum amount that can be deducted for state and


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4 Year-End Tax Planning Steps for Connecticut Taxpayers to Save Money

      The year-end will be here soon.  Here are 4 year-end tax planning steps for Connecticut taxpayers:  


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How to Use a Roth IRA to Purchase Your First House

  It can be difficult for younger people to save up to purchase their first house.  Paying rent, making a car payment and perhaps paying off a student loan can drain your cash flow. While a Roth IRA is designed


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