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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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3 Reasons I Encouraged My Son to Open a Roth IRA

I recently suggested to my son that he open a Roth IRA.  Here are the 3 reasons why.    1) He’s Young The Roth IRA offers a huge advantage over a regular IRA. This is particularly so for younger people. 


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How to Explain a Roth IRA to Your 25 Year Old

  Roth IRA Eligibility To be eligible for a Roth IRA you need to have earned income.  This is typically from wages earned as an employee.  Earnings from self-employment also qualify. The annual contribution is the lesser of your earned


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6 Proven Reasons to Make a Charitable Donation from Your IRA to Save Money

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 has temporarily extended the ability of certain taxpayers to make charitable donations from their IRA. The Basics Charitably inclined taxpayers over age 70 1/2 can donate up to $100,000 per year from their


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4 Easy Ways to Start Your 2013 Tax Planning and Save Money

The New Year’s celebrations are over.   The New Year’s Resolutions are starting. We’ll see how long they last.   Many people feel income taxes are going up. I’m confident they are for the higher income earners.


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