Contributing to a retirement plan is one of the best tax shelters available to you during your working years. Recently, the IRS announced that most of the retirement savings limits will NOT increase for 2014. RETIREMENT PLAN LIMITS FOR 2014: Savings Opportunity Maximum Contribution for 2014 401(k) or 403(b) Deferrals $17,500 in 2014 Roth and Traditional… Continue reading IRS Increases Retirement Plan Limits for 2014
On Halloween night, the IRS announced the cost of living adjustments applicable to the various retirement plan limitations. Unfortunately, the bulk of the retirement savings limits will not increase from 2013. According to the October 31st announcement made by the IRS on Pension Plan Limitations for 2014, "Some pension limitations such as those governing 401(k)… Continue reading IRS Announces Few Increases to Retirement Savings Limits for 2014
Let’s start by discussing some of the benefits of setting up and maintaining a Retirement Plan for your practice. The first benefit is that contributions you make into the retirement plan are generally tax deductible, and then those contributions grow tax deferred. Remember, contributing to a retirement plan is one of the best tax shelters… Continue reading Why open a Retirement Plan for Your Practice?
As people switch jobs, change financial planners, or just move through life, it's not uncommon to leave a trail of IRA accounts, 401k accounts, and 403b accounts. Why not take this opportunity to clean up these retirement accounts by consolidating them into one or two accounts? Consolidating all of your retirement accounts into just a… Continue reading Spring Clean Up Project #1: Your IRAs, 401ks, and 403bs
By Michael Bohigian, EA In part 1 of this series, we looked at the income side of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. We'll wrap up with Deductions and some tax-savings tips. What’s Being Deducted From Your Deductions Please, No Pease! At first blush, you may be inclined to utter this lament when learning… Continue reading THE NEW AMERICAN TAXPAYER RELIEF ACT – PART 2
We're continuing with our series on New Year's resolutions that you can do to improve your finances. Be sure to read Part 1 for extra tips! Pay Down Those Credit Cards If you owe money on your credit cards, determine how much you can realistically afford to pay down during the year. For best results,… Continue reading NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS – PT 2
Contributing to a retirement plan is one of the best tax shelters available to you during your working years. Recently, the IRS announced that many of the retirement savings limits will increase for 2013. Employer Sponsored Plans Most working professionals have access to a 401(k) plan or a 403(b) plan at work. Amounts contributed to… Continue reading IRS ANNOUNCES HIGHER RETIREMENT PLAN LIMITS FOR 2013
Each winter, when my staff and I meet with our clients to review their tax information, we get this question a lot, "Should I go with the Roth version of my employer's 401(k) or 403(b) plan, or should I stick with the traditional version?" Taxpayers first had the option of contributing money to a Roth… Continue reading When Regular is Better than Roth – Part 1