Posts Tagged ‘Self-Employed’


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 income or $5,000. The contribution can be made at any time during the year and up to April 15th following the year.


How to Form an LLC and Protect Your Assets

 

A Sole-Proprietorship

Many self-employed people will run their business as a sole-proprietorship. They are very easy to set up and cost very little to form.

First, decide on a name. For example, John Jones D/B/A (Doing Business As) Prime Time Painters.  Then register your name with Town Hall. Get some business cards, letterhead and stationary. You are now well on your way.


3 Proven Reasons a Small Business Should Consider a SEP Retirement Plan

A Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) is an employer sponsored retirement plan.

 

Here are 3 proven reasons to consider this plan.

 


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.


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 »