Federal Tax and Capital Gains: Rates Over Time

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Federal Tax and Capital Gains: Rates Over Time"

Transcription

1 Preparing for a World of Higher Taxes Are You Ready? Presented by: Matt Sommer, CFP, CPWA, AIF Director and Senior Retirement Specialist, Retirement Strategy Group C Federal Tax and Capital Gains: Rates Over Time Source: Citizens for Tax Justice; May

2 Federal Budget: Deficit Over Time Source: Office of Management and Budget, February 2, What May Happen in 2011: Income Taxes Ordinary income tax rates increase The 10% bracket is eliminated The 15% bracket remains 25% to 28% 28% to 31% 33% to 36% 35% to 39.6% Reinstate phase-out of personal exemptions and itemized deductions Long-term capital gains tax increased 15% to 20% (18% for assets held over five years) Qualified dividend tax increased 15% to ordinary income tax rates Note: It is possible that not all of these changes will happen pending current proposals, but all indications are that at least some of these will occur. This presentation is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as investment advice. 3

3 A Further Look Ahead Effects of the new Health Care Reform legislation in 2013: Higher Taxes Imposing an additional 0.9% on earned income in excess of $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for families Imposing an unearned income Medicare contribution of 3.8% on investment income for individuals with AGI above $200,000 and joint filers with AGI above $250,000 Increasing the threshold for the itemized medical expense deduction from 7.5% of AGI to 10% of AGI Less Savings Opportunities Capping Flexible Spending Accounts $2,500 per year vs. $5,000 currently Increasing non-qualified distributions from Health Savings Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts from 10% to 20% 4 Ten Strategies to Consider These potential tax changes offer you the opportunity to get much-needed clarity and guidance from your advisor. The following ten strategies are designed to walk you through the potential implications of these tax changes and map out a strategy for 2010 and beyond. The sale of an investment for the purpose of rebalancing may be subject to taxes. A IRA should be considered a long-term investment. IRAs generally have expenses and account fees, which may impact the value of the account. Non-qualified withdrawals may be subject to taxes and penalties. Maximum contributions are subject to eligibility requirements. Depending on your eligibility, you may not be able to contribute the maximum amount. For more detailed information about taxes, consult IRS Publication 590 or your tax advisor regarding your personal circumstance. 5

4 1. Sell Assets in 2010 Review your assets that have appreciated in value, and consider locking in profits while taking advantage of the current 15% tax rate on long-term capital gains. You own a stock worth $100 per share that you bought previously for $20 If you were to sell 100 shares of your stock in 2010, you would owe a capital gains tax of $1,200 (15% x $8,000 gain) Alternatively, if you sold the stock in 2011 at the same price, you would owe a capital gains tax of $1,600 (20% x $8,000 gain) You are planning to sell a real estate investment for a before-tax profit of $150,000. Selling the investment in 2010, rather than 2011, will yield an additional $7,500 after-tax profit. The sale of an investment for the purpose of rebalancing may be subject to taxes. Tax information contained herein is not intended or written to be used, and it cannot be used by taxpayers for the purposes of avoiding penalties that may be imposed on taxpayers. Such tax information and any estate planning information is general in nature, is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or tax advice. The hypothetical example does not represent the returns of any particular investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. 6 Investment results and principal value will fluctuate so that, when redeemed, they may be worth more or less than their original or current cost. Due to market volatility, future performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. 2. Receive Income Now Review your potential sources of income to identify what you might receive in early 2011 that you could take now. If you turn age 70 ½ in 2010 your first required minimum distribution from your IRA is due April 1, 2011 Rather than waiting until next year, you may want to satisfy the required distribution in 2010 Your employer has granted you a non-qualified employee stock option to purchase company stock at $20 The stock is currently worth $50 Because the spread at exercise is subject to ordinary income taxes, consider cashing in the option in 2010 The rates of return are hypothetical and do not represent the returns of any particular investment. An IRA should be considered a long-term investment. IRAs generally have expenses and account fees, which may impact the value of the account. For more detailed information about taxes, consult IRS Publication 590 or your tax advisor regarding your personal circumstance. Investment results and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original or current cost. Due to market volatility, current or future performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. 7

5 3. Defer Certain Deductions Consider deferring certain discretionary deductions to 2011 when they may be much more valuable due to the higher rates. Every December you make a donation to your favorite charity. This year, consider making the donation in early In prior years, you paid January s mortgage payment in December, thus taking a current year deduction on the interest portion of the payment. This year, consider making the payment in January Contribute to Employer Retirement Plans Take full advantage of your employer s retirement plan. Your employer offers you a salary deferral retirement plan such as a 401(k), 403(b) or 457(b) plan. In 2010, you are allowed to contribute up to $16,500 on a pre-tax basis. If you are age 50 or older, you are able to contribute an additional $5,500. If you are self-employed, you are eligible to contribute 20% of your net earnings, up to $49,000 to a SEP IRA. A retirement account should be considered a long-term investment. Retirement accounts generally have expenses and account fees, which may impact the value of the account. Non-qualified withdrawals may be subject to taxes and penalties. For more detailed information about taxes, consult your tax attorney or accountant for advice. 9

6 5. Review Current Goals and Saving Strategies In a world of higher taxes, increased attention should be given to the use of tax-advantaged vehicles, giving you the potential to save more than a comparable savings account. You are currently contributing to a Uniform Gift to Minors Account (UGMA) for your ten-year old daughter s college education. Investment earnings in excess of $1,900 are taxed at the parent s tax bracket. Alternatively, earnings in a 529 College Saving program grow tax-deferred and are distributed taxfree for qualifying expenses (tuition, room and board, fees, etc.) Each year, you incur approximately $1,000 of out-of-pocket medical costs. Consider enrolling into your employer s Flexible Spending Account (FSA), allowing you pay these costs with pre-tax dollars. Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses associated with municipal fund securities before investing. More information about municipal fund securities is available in the issuer s official statement. The official statement should be read carefully before investing. Investors should consider, before investing, whether the investor s or designated beneficiary s home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in such state s qualified tuition program Review Current Portfolios and Asset Location Consider giving increased attention to municipal bond investments, growth orientated equities, tax-efficient mutual funds and separately managed accounts. Depending on your situation, you may want to hold certain types of investments in specific types of accounts to maximize current and future after-tax returns. Example: Generally, appreciation in a stock is taxed as a long-term capital gain when sold. Gains on stocks sold inside of a retirement account, however, are deferred, but future distributions are taxed as ordinary income. Consider making your equity investments in taxable accounts, where you may be able to capture more favorable long-term capital gain rates while making fixed-income investments in tax-deferred retirement accounts. Municipal bonds are subject to interest rate, inflation and credit risks as well as legislative, liquidity and call risks. There is no guarantee that a municipal bond issuer will not default and will be able to pay the interest, principal or both. High-Yield, High-Risk bonds involve a greater risk of default and price volatility than U.S. government and high-quality bonds. High-Yield, High- Risk bonds can experience sudden and sharp price swings. Income may be subject to state or local taxes and to a limited extent certain federal tax. Capital gains are subject to federal, state and local taxes. Stock represents ownership interest in a company. Stock investments have the potential to deliver high returns. However, with that potential there are also some risks. The value of equity securities fluctuates in response to issuer, political, market, and economic developments. In the short term, equity prices can fluctuate dramatically in response to these developments which can also affect a single issuer, issuers within an industry or economic sector or geographic region, or the market as a whole. Their performance has historically been more volatile than other asset classes. Tax information contained herein is not intended or written to be used, and it cannot be used by taxpayers for the purposes of avoiding penalties that may be imposed on taxpayers. Such tax information and any estate planning information is general in nature, is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or tax advice. 11

7 7. Consider Roth IRA Conversions Generally, Roth IRA conversions are appropriate for individuals who: Have a long time horizon before they will need access to the account Have the ability to pay the tax upfront resulting from the conversion Anticipate being in the same or higher future tax bracket in the future If you convert a $100,000 traditional IRA in 2010 and the Roth IRA grows to $200,000 by 2020, distributions are federal and state tax-free assuming you are age 59 ½ or older. If you convert a $100,000 traditional IRA in 2010 and your children inherit the Roth in 2030 when it is worth $300,000, distributions to your children are federal and state tax-free. The rates of return are hypothetical and do not represent the returns of any particular investment. A IRA should be considered a long-term investment. IRAs generally have expenses and account fees, which may impact the value of the account. Non-qualified withdrawals may be subject to taxes and penalties. Maximum contributions are subject to eligibility requirements. Depending on your eligibility, you may not be able to contribute the maximum amount. For more detailed information about taxes, consult IRS Publication 590 or your tax advisor regarding your personal circumstance. Tax information contained herein is not intended or written to be used, and it cannot be used by taxpayers for the purposes of avoiding penalties that may be imposed on taxpayers. Such tax information and any estate planning information is general in nature, is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or tax advice Explore Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans Many individuals might wish to take a second look at any non-qualified deferred compensation options they may have through their employer. In 2010, your employer gives you the option to contribute to a non-qualified plan. Contributions are made on a pre-tax basis and earnings grow taxdeferred. These plans can be helpful if you anticipate being in a higher tax bracket when distributions are made, such as at retirement. A retirement account should be considered a long-term investment. Retirement accounts generally have expenses and account fees, which may impact the value of the account. Non-qualified withdrawals may be subject to taxes and penalties. For more detailed information about taxes, consult your tax attorney or accountant for advice. Tax information contained herein is not intended or written to be used, and it cannot be used by taxpayers for the purposes of avoiding penalties that may be imposed on taxpayers. Such tax information and any estate planning information is general in nature, is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or tax advice. 13

8 9. Understand State Taxes Many boomers are interested in moving to a more tax-friendly state at retirement. Remember that income taxes are only one way states raise revenue from their residents. Other forms of taxation include: Sales Property Excise License Intangibles Estate and Gift Additionally, states vary in their treatment of retirement account distributions, Social Security benefits and military pensions. Example: You move to a state with no income taxes. Although you contributed to your employer s 401(k) in a state with high income taxes, distributions taken while you are a resident of your new state are not subject to state taxes. Tax information contained herein is not intended or written to be used, and it cannot be used by taxpayers for the purposes of avoiding penalties that may be imposed on taxpayers. Such tax information and any estate planning information is general in nature, is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or tax advice Maximize Flexible Spending Accounts Due to the $2,500 cap effective 2013; you may want to maximize your FSA in the next few years to cover expenses not covered by traditional health or dental insurance if you can use it all. Remember, if you don t use the full amount, it does not carry forward, you lose it. Example: If you are considering laser-eye surgery, which is not covered by your existing benefit plans, you may want to take advantage of today s more generous Flexible Spending Account contribution limits. 15

9 Getting Started Talk with your financial and tax advisors to discuss your long-term goals, the potential implication of higher taxes on you and to determine the best plan of action to keep your financial plan on track. TAKE ACTION TODAY! Please consider the charges, risks, expenses and investment objectives carefully before investing. For a prospectus containing this and other information, please call Janus at JANUS (52687) or download the file from janus.com/reports. Read it carefully before you invest or send money. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Janus Distributors LLC (08/10) C

Tax-smart ways to save and invest. TIAA-CREF Financial Essentials

Tax-smart ways to save and invest. TIAA-CREF Financial Essentials Tax-smart ways to save and invest TIAA-CREF Financial Essentials Today s agenda: 1. Finding funds for saving 2. Tax law provisions promoting saving 3. TIAA-CREF savings opportunities 4. TIAA-CREF can help

More information

Understanding Annuities

Understanding Annuities Annuities, 06 5/4/05 12:43 PM Page 1 Important Information about Variable Annuities Variable annuities are offered by prospectus, which you can obtain from your financial professional or the insurance

More information

Wealth and Taxes: Planning for 2015

Wealth and Taxes: Planning for 2015 november 2014 Wealth and Taxes: Planning for 2015 2014 YEAR-END TAX PLANNING GUIDE Table of Contents Over the past few years, the traditional year-end tax planning season has been fraught with uncertainties

More information

ACTIONABLE STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING MEDICARE TAXES

ACTIONABLE STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING MEDICARE TAXES ACTIONABLE STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING MEDICARE TAXES Medicare taxes increased in 2013 for high-income earners. Timely action can help reduce the impact of higher taxes. KEY TAKEAWAYS High-income taxpayers

More information

IRAs: Four Facts You Should Know

IRAs: Four Facts You Should Know IRAs: Four Facts You Should Know Overview: The decision between contributing to a traditional 2007 IRA and a Roth IRA depends on many factors. The following discusses some of the key concepts to consider

More information

2014 tax planning tables

2014 tax planning tables 2014 tax planning tables 2014 important deadlines Last day to January 15 Pay fourth-quarter 2013 federal individual estimated income tax January 27 Buy in to close a short-against-the-box position (regular-way

More information

Strength of Many. Convenience of One. Voya Select Advantage IRA. Mutual Fund Custodial Account

Strength of Many. Convenience of One. Voya Select Advantage IRA. Mutual Fund Custodial Account Strength of Many. Convenience of One. Voya Select Advantage IRA Mutual Fund Custodial Account Life brings change. C hange often comes from life events such as switching jobs or retiring. What impact will

More information

Taxes and Transitions

Taxes and Transitions Taxes and Transitions THE NEW FRONTIER FOR RETIREMENT PLANNING Wealthy individuals have been hit with their first major tax increase in more than 20 years, with tax hikes on ordinary income, dividends

More information

Wealth and Taxes: Planning for 2014

Wealth and Taxes: Planning for 2014 NOVEMBER 2013 Wealth and Taxes: Planning for 2014 2013 YEAR-END TAX PLANNING GUIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS On January 1, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), which addressed the scheduled

More information

13 FINANCIAL PLANNING STRATEGIES FOR 2013

13 FINANCIAL PLANNING STRATEGIES FOR 2013 13 FINANCIAL PLANNING STRATEGIES FOR 2013 Timely, actionable ideas following the American Taxpayer Relief Act KEY TAKEAWAYS With the passing of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 in reaction to the

More information

Understanding the taxability of investments

Understanding the taxability of investments Understanding the taxability of investments Managing your portfolio to help control your tax bill Investors need to consider many factors in the process of choosing investments. One at the top of many

More information

Choosing tax-efficient investments

Choosing tax-efficient investments Choosing tax-efficient investments Managing your portfolio to help control your tax bill Investors need to consider many factors in the process of choosing investments. One at the top of many investors

More information

3/15 23203-15A. Annuity Distribution Options for Your Beneficiaries

3/15 23203-15A. Annuity Distribution Options for Your Beneficiaries 3/15 23203-15A Annuity Distribution Options for Your Beneficiaries Getting Started Beneficiary distribution options tied to annuity assets may differ depending on the types of retirement assets as well

More information

FInancIal PlannIng In an uncertain tax landscape. understanding today s tax environment // strategies for 2012 // Planning for 2013

FInancIal PlannIng In an uncertain tax landscape. understanding today s tax environment // strategies for 2012 // Planning for 2013 FInancIal PlannIng In an uncertain tax landscape understanding today s tax environment // strategies for 2012 // Planning for 2013 Key Takeaways Without further changes by Congress, tax rates are scheduled

More information

Stocks and Taxes Ordinary Income Versus Capital Gains Jobs & Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003

Stocks and Taxes Ordinary Income Versus Capital Gains Jobs & Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 Stocks and Taxes Unlike death, taxation can at least be minimized. In this article, we will examine the basic framework of individual taxation in the United States as it relates to stock investing and

More information

SAVING FOR RETIREMENT. The ROTH

SAVING FOR RETIREMENT. The ROTH SAVING FOR RETIREMENT The ROTH CONTRIBUTION Option ABOUT TIAA-CREF TIAA-CREF is dedicated to serving the retirement needs of those in the academic, medical, cultural and research fields. We are committed

More information

Table of contents. 2 Federal income tax rates. 12 Required minimum distributions. 4 Child credits. 13 Roths. 5 Taxes: estates, gifts, Social Security

Table of contents. 2 Federal income tax rates. 12 Required minimum distributions. 4 Child credits. 13 Roths. 5 Taxes: estates, gifts, Social Security 2015 Tax Guide Table of contents 2 Federal income tax rates 4 Child credits 5 Taxes: estates, gifts, Social Security 6 Rules on retirement plans 8 Saver s credit 12 Required minimum distributions 13 Roths

More information

Traditional and Roth IRAs. Invest for retirement with tax-advantaged accounts

Traditional and Roth IRAs. Invest for retirement with tax-advantaged accounts Traditional and s Invest for retirement with tax-advantaged accounts Your Retirement It is your ultimate reward for a lifetime of hard work and dedication. It is a time when you should have the financial

More information

No bank guarantee Not a deposit May lose value Not FDIC/NCUA insured Not insured by any federal government agency

No bank guarantee Not a deposit May lose value Not FDIC/NCUA insured Not insured by any federal government agency Understanding annuities An Overview for Your Retirement No bank guarantee Not a deposit May lose value Not FDIC/NCUA insured Not insured by any federal government agency 2/15 13096-15A Contents Get Ready

More information

Financial Planning Basics Financial Planning Fundamentals

Financial Planning Basics Financial Planning Fundamentals Financial Planning Basics Financial Planning Fundamentals An Overview of the Financial Planning Process The Ground to Cover Setting goals Budgeting Emergency fund Insurance Using credit Investing Tax planning

More information

YEAR-END MOVES: Prepare for 2016

YEAR-END MOVES: Prepare for 2016 YEAR-END MOVES: Prepare for 2016 YOUR HOST John Sweeney Executive Vice President, Retirement & Investing Strategies, Fidelity Investments 2 JOIN THE CONVERSATION: @SweeneyFidelity PRESENTER Jeffrey S.

More information

ADVANCED MARKETS IRS FORM 1040 REVIEW GUIDE

ADVANCED MARKETS IRS FORM 1040 REVIEW GUIDE IRS FORM 1040 REVIEW GUIDE your 1040 can help you IDENTIFY PLANNING OPPORTUNITIES At Transamerica, we re committed to providing you with the tools and information you need to make the right decisions.

More information

ROTH 403(b) CONTRIBUTIONS

ROTH 403(b) CONTRIBUTIONS SAVING FOR RETIREMENT ROTH 403(b) CONTRIBUTIONS A NEW WAY TO SAVE FOR RETIREMENT TIAA-CREF: FINANCIAL SERVICES FOR THE GREATER GOOD TIAA-CREF is dedicated to serving the retirement needs of those in the

More information

Basics of IRAs ING FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS. Your future. Made easier. SM

Basics of IRAs ING FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS. Your future. Made easier. SM Basics of IRAs t FDIC/NCUA Insured t A Deposit Of A Bank t Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value t Insured By Any Federal Government Agency ING FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS Your future. Made easier. SM Traditional IRA

More information

Variable Annuities Because Retirement Requires a New Way of Thinking

Variable Annuities Because Retirement Requires a New Way of Thinking Pacific Life Variable Annuities Because Retirement Requires a New Way of Thinking 13141-12A 5/12 5/15 13141-15A As You Plan for Retirement, Think Differently Whether you re approaching retirement or already

More information

EXPLORING YOUR IRA OPTIONS. Whichever you choose traditional or Roth investing in an IRA is a good step toward saving for retirement.

EXPLORING YOUR IRA OPTIONS. Whichever you choose traditional or Roth investing in an IRA is a good step toward saving for retirement. EXPLORING YOUR IRA OPTIONS Whichever you choose traditional or Roth investing in an IRA is a good step toward saving for retirement. 2 EXPLORING YOUR IRA OPTIONS Planning for retirement can be a challenging

More information

THE POWER OF AN IRA.

THE POWER OF AN IRA. THE POWER OF AN IRA. Put the Power of an IRA to Work For You Whether retirement seems like a lifetime away or is just around the corner, getting started on your retirement savings plan is one of the smartest

More information

2015 Individual Tax Planning Letter

2015 Individual Tax Planning Letter 2015 Individual Tax Planning Letter Just as the daylight hours are getting shorter, so is the time for fine tuning any last-minute strategies to lower your 2015 tax bill. While year-end legislation extending

More information

Duke. Faculty and Staff Retirement Plan: Consider the advantages of Roth 403(b) contributions

Duke. Faculty and Staff Retirement Plan: Consider the advantages of Roth 403(b) contributions Duke HUMAN RESOURCES Faculty and Staff Retirement Plan: Consider the advantages of Roth 403(b) contributions The Faculty and Staff Retirement Plan offers a way of saving for retirement known as the Roth

More information

BLUE PAPER. Roth 401(k): Creating a Tax-Advantaged Strategy for Retirement IN BRIEF. January 2016

BLUE PAPER. Roth 401(k): Creating a Tax-Advantaged Strategy for Retirement IN BRIEF. January 2016 BLUE PAPER Roth 401(k): Creating a Tax-Advantaged Strategy for Retirement Roth 401(k) Helps Investors Take Diversification * to the Next Level. IN BRIEF January 2016 Just as a well-diversified portfolio

More information

Wealth Planning Year End Tax Tips. Income Tax Planning

Wealth Planning Year End Tax Tips. Income Tax Planning Wealth Planning Year End Tax Tips The end of every year poses a critical deadline for utilizing certain tax benefits. The following covers various items to address in your annual tax, estate, retirement

More information

Rollover IRAs. Maximize the potential of your retirement savings

Rollover IRAs. Maximize the potential of your retirement savings Rollover IRAs Maximize the potential of your retirement savings Consolidate Your Retirement Savings With a Rollover IRA If you have changed jobs, left the workforce or plan to retire, you likely have

More information

Retirement Planning. Overview. Description and Operation

Retirement Planning. Overview. Description and Operation Retirement Planning Overview Retirement planning is the process of developing a realistic approach to adequately funding for one s The process can be somewhat complex due to the numerous issues and variables

More information

Strategies to Manage the Ever Bigger Bite of Taxes

Strategies to Manage the Ever Bigger Bite of Taxes Tax Impact Series: Avoid Manage Defer AMG Funds Research and Analysis Strategies to Manage the Ever Bigger Bite of Taxes In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes. Benjamin

More information

1040 Review Guide: MARKETS ADVANCED. Using Your Clients 1040 to Identify Planning Opportunities

1040 Review Guide: MARKETS ADVANCED. Using Your Clients 1040 to Identify Planning Opportunities 1040 Review Guide: Using Your Clients 1040 to Identify Planning Opportunities ADVANCED MARKETS Producers Guide to a 1040 Review At Transamerica, we re committed to providing you and your clients with the

More information

INVESTMENT STRATEGIES. 10 Tax-Wise Strategies That May Reduce Your Taxes in the Future

INVESTMENT STRATEGIES. 10 Tax-Wise Strategies That May Reduce Your Taxes in the Future INVESTMENT STRATEGIES 10 Tax-Wise Strategies That May Reduce Your Taxes in the Future 10 TAX-WISE STRATEGIES 1. Make tax-deferred investments Take full advantage of tax-deferred investment opportunities,

More information

Traditional and Roth IRAs. Invest for retirement with tax-advantaged accounts

Traditional and Roth IRAs. Invest for retirement with tax-advantaged accounts Traditional and Roth IRAs Invest for retirement with tax-advantaged accounts Your Retirement It is your ultimate reward for a lifetime of hard work and dedication. It is a time when you should have the

More information

Roth IRAs and Conversions

Roth IRAs and Conversions Roth IRAs and Conversions When the law that created Roth IRAs was originally enacted there were two eligibility limits placed on them. The first affected an individual s ability to contribute to the Roth-

More information

HEALTH CARE ACT TAX OVERVIEW INDIVIDUALS. Expanded Medicare taxes and other changes make planning critical

HEALTH CARE ACT TAX OVERVIEW INDIVIDUALS. Expanded Medicare taxes and other changes make planning critical HEALTH CARE ACT TAX OVERVIEW INDIVIDUALS Expanded Medicare taxes and other changes make planning critical 1 The agenda The health care act s tax impact on individuals Medicare tax increase on earned income

More information

Preparing for Your Retirement: An IRA Review

Preparing for Your Retirement: An IRA Review Preparing for Your Retirement: An IRA Review How much of your earning power will be available for your use when you retire? What will happen to your standard of living when your income ceases at retirement?

More information

Making Retirement Assets Last a Lifetime PART 1

Making Retirement Assets Last a Lifetime PART 1 Making Retirement Assets Last a Lifetime PART 1 The importance of a solid exit strategy During the working years, accumulating assets for retirement is one of the primary goals of the investing population.

More information

Personal Retirement Analysis. Jim Sample. for. New Scenario (5/26/2014 4:04:47 AM) Prepared By Neal Frankle Sample Financial Plan

Personal Retirement Analysis. Jim Sample. for. New Scenario (5/26/2014 4:04:47 AM) Prepared By Neal Frankle Sample Financial Plan Personal Retirement Analysis for Jim Sample Prepared By Neal Frankle Sample Financial Plan IMPORTANT: The illustrations or other information generated by this report regarding the likelihood of various

More information

IRAs. Investing in Your Future. Retirement Plans

IRAs. Investing in Your Future. Retirement Plans IRAs Investing in Your Future Retirement Plans About Stifel Nicolaus Stifel Nicolaus is a full-service Investment firm with a distinguished history of providing securities brokerage, investment banking,

More information

The Basics of Annuities: Income Beyond the Paycheck

The Basics of Annuities: Income Beyond the Paycheck The Basics of Annuities: PLANNING FOR INCOME NEEDS TABLE OF CONTENTS Income Beyond the Paycheck...1 The Facts of Retirement...2 What Is an Annuity?...2 What Type of Annuity Is Right for Me?...2 Payment

More information

Post Election Focus: Stars, Stripes & Taxes

Post Election Focus: Stars, Stripes & Taxes Post Election Focus: Stars, Stripes & Taxes Presented By: Margo Cook, CPA December 6, 2012 Click HERE to listen to webinar. Post Election Focus: Stars, Stripes & Taxes Presented By: Margo Cook, CPA December

More information

Franklin Templeton IRA

Franklin Templeton IRA Investor s Guide Franklin Templeton IRA Traditional IRA Roth IRA Whether you are just starting to save or entering retirement, an IRA can be an important part of a sound financial strategy to meet your

More information

TAXES SUMMARY EATON VANCE. MARCH 2015 CORNERSTONES OF TAX-SMART INVESTING Investing in a rising tax environment 2015

TAXES SUMMARY EATON VANCE. MARCH 2015 CORNERSTONES OF TAX-SMART INVESTING Investing in a rising tax environment 2015 TAXES EATON VANCE Seeking tax-efficient income and equity MARCH 2015 CORNERSTONES OF TAX-SMART INVESTING Investing in a rising tax environment 2015 SUMMARY Many investors had sticker shock last April when

More information

An IRA can put you in control of your retirement, whether you

An IRA can put you in control of your retirement, whether you IRAs: Powering Your Retirement One of the most effective ways to build and manage funds to help you meet your financial goals is through an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). An IRA can put you in control

More information

Retirement Investing: Analyzing the Roth Conversion Option*

Retirement Investing: Analyzing the Roth Conversion Option* Retirement Investing: Analyzing the Roth Conversion Option* Robert M. Dammon Tepper School of Bsiness Carnegie Mellon University 12/3/2009 * The author thanks Chester Spatt for valuable discussions. The

More information

JPMorgan INVEST. You work hard for your money. Now keep it working for you with a JPMorgan Invest IRA. IRA Decision Guide

JPMorgan INVEST. You work hard for your money. Now keep it working for you with a JPMorgan Invest IRA. IRA Decision Guide IRA Decision Guide JPMorgan INVEST You work hard for your money. Now keep it working for you with a JPMorgan Invest IRA. JPMorgan Invest One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 0208 (800) 776-606 jpmorganinvest.com

More information

Roth 403(b): Is it right for you?

Roth 403(b): Is it right for you? Roth 403(b): Is it right for you? We recommend that you consult a tax or financial advisor about your individual situation. This material may be used in conjunction with the offering of shares of any Vanguard

More information

Traditional and Roth IRAs

Traditional and Roth IRAs october 2012 Understanding Traditional and Roth IRAs summary An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a powerful savings vehicle that can help you meet your financial goals. As shown in the chart on page

More information

December 2014. Tax-Efficient Investing Through Asset Location. John Wyckoff, CPA/PFS, CFP

December 2014. Tax-Efficient Investing Through Asset Location. John Wyckoff, CPA/PFS, CFP John Wyckoff, CPA/PFS, CFP Your investment priorities are likely to evolve over time, but one goal will remain constant: to maximize your investment returns. Not all returns are created equal, however.

More information

No bank guarantee Not a deposit May lose value Not FDIC/NCUA insured Not insured by any federal government agency

No bank guarantee Not a deposit May lose value Not FDIC/NCUA insured Not insured by any federal government agency Understanding fixed annuities An Overview for Your Retirement No bank guarantee Not a deposit May lose value Not FDIC/NCUA insured Not insured by any federal government agency 3/15 23264-15A Contents Get

More information

The single source for all your executive benefit needs. A Primer on. Nonqualified Deferred

The single source for all your executive benefit needs. A Primer on. Nonqualified Deferred M Benefit Solutions The single source for all your executive benefit needs A Primer on Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans DISCLOSURE INFORMATION This material is intended for informational purposes

More information

Retirement Plan Distributions Choices & Opportunities

Retirement Plan Distributions Choices & Opportunities Retirement Plan Distributions Choices & Opportunities Leaving Your Job: Things to Think About» What you want to do next Work full time? Part time? Retire? How much will your lifestyle cost?» Continuing

More information

A Guide to Planning for Retirement INVESTMENT BASICS SERIES

A Guide to Planning for Retirement INVESTMENT BASICS SERIES A Guide to Planning for Retirement INVESTMENT BASICS SERIES It s Never Too Early to Start What You Need to Know About Saving for Retirement Most of us don t realize how much time we may spend in retirement.

More information

Basics In Tax Preparation 101. Presented by Savant Capital Management, Inc. Tawn M. Jacobs MST, CPA, CFP Scott K. Laue JD, CRPS SM

Basics In Tax Preparation 101. Presented by Savant Capital Management, Inc. Tawn M. Jacobs MST, CPA, CFP Scott K. Laue JD, CRPS SM Basics In Tax Preparation 101 Presented by Savant Capital Management, Inc. Tawn M. Jacobs MST, CPA, CFP Scott K. Laue JD, CRPS SM Tawn M. Jacobs MST, CPA, CFP Senior Financial Planner/ Director of Financial

More information

Tax-Free Income for You and Your Heirs: What You Need to Know About Roth Conversions Right Now. Bryan M. Totri, CFP

Tax-Free Income for You and Your Heirs: What You Need to Know About Roth Conversions Right Now. Bryan M. Totri, CFP Tax-Free Income for You and Your Heirs: What You Need to Know About Roth Conversions Right Now Bryan M. Totri, CFP 1 Saving for Retirement: Tax-deferred vs. Tax-free Traditional IRA Tax-deferred retirement

More information

Leaving your employer? Options for your retirement plan

Leaving your employer? Options for your retirement plan Leaving your employer? Options for your retirement plan Contents Evaluating your options 1 The benefits of tax-deferred investing 4 Flexibility offered by an IRA rollover 6 How to get started 9 Evaluating

More information

IAdvisor 529 Plan. Investor Guide. Imagine. Educate. Achieve. Invest in their future today. Investment options customizable to your needs

IAdvisor 529 Plan. Investor Guide. Imagine. Educate. Achieve. Invest in their future today. Investment options customizable to your needs IAdvisor 529 Plan Imagine. Educate. Achieve. Invest in their future today. Investor Guide Investment options customizable to your needs A flexible and tax-advantaged way to save for college Potential advantages

More information

ira individual retirement accounts Traditional IRA

ira individual retirement accounts Traditional IRA ira individual retirement accounts Traditional IRA Grow dollars for tomorrow, save on taxes today. A traditional IRA may provide you significant immediate tax savings, and due to the deferral of all taxes

More information

Minimum distribution. Making it simple

Minimum distribution. Making it simple Minimum distribution Making it simple Required minimum distributions What you need to know What are required minimum distributions?... 03 TIAA-CREF s Minimum Distribution Option (MDO)... 04 Is the Minimum

More information

The Basics of Annuities: Planning for Income Needs

The Basics of Annuities: Planning for Income Needs March 2013 The Basics of Annuities: Planning for Income Needs summary the facts of retirement Earning income once your paychecks stop that is, after your retirement requires preparing for what s to come

More information

Caution: Special rules apply to certain distributions to reservists and national guardsmen called to active duty after September 11, 2001.

Caution: Special rules apply to certain distributions to reservists and national guardsmen called to active duty after September 11, 2001. Thorsen Clark Tracey Wealth Management 301 East Pine Street Suite 1100 Orlando, FL 32801 407-246-8888 407-897-4427 thorsenclarktraceywealthmanagement@raymondjames.com tctwealthmanagement.com Roth IRAs

More information

Susan & David Example

Susan & David Example Personal Retirement Analysis for Susan & David Example Asset Advisors Example, LLC A Registered Investment Advisor 2430 NW Professional Drive Corvallis, OR 97330 877-421-9815 www.moneytree.com IMPORTANT:

More information

Year End Financial Planning for 2014

Year End Financial Planning for 2014 Year End Financial Planning for 2014 As we near the end of 2014 and begin preparing for 2015, it is important to reflect on the changes we have experienced over the last year. Life s milestones can range

More information

Small Business Plans Business owner guide

Small Business Plans Business owner guide Small Business Plans Business owner guide Contents 1 Why Consider a Retirement Plan? 2 SEP Plan 4 SIMPLE IRA 6 Age-Weighted Profit Sharing Plan 8 New Comparability Profit Sharing Plan 10 Safe Harbor 401(k)

More information

Wealth Strategies. www.rfawealth.com. Saving For Retirement: Tax Deductible vs Roth Contributions. www.rfawealth.com

Wealth Strategies. www.rfawealth.com. Saving For Retirement: Tax Deductible vs Roth Contributions. www.rfawealth.com www.rfawealth.com Wealth Strategies Saving For Retirement: Tax Deductible vs Roth Contributions Part 2 of 12 Your Guide to Saving for Retirement WEALTH STRATEGIES Page 1 Saving For Retirement: Tax Deductible

More information

Tax Alpha. Robert S. Keebler, CPA, M.S.T., AEP. Keebler & Associates, LLP 420 South Washington Street Green Bay, WI 54301.

Tax Alpha. Robert S. Keebler, CPA, M.S.T., AEP. Keebler & Associates, LLP 420 South Washington Street Green Bay, WI 54301. Tax Alpha Presented by Robert S. Keebler, CPA, M.S.T., AEP Keebler & Associates, LLP 420 South Washington Street Green Bay, WI 54301 Agenda 1. Five Dimensional Tax System Ordinary Income Rates Capital

More information

The IRA Rollover. Making Sense Out of Your Retirement Plan Distribution

The IRA Rollover. Making Sense Out of Your Retirement Plan Distribution The IRA Rollover Making Sense Out of Your Retirement Plan Distribution Expecting a Distribution? You have been a participant in your employer s retirement plan for a number of years, and you have earned

More information

Medicare taxes for higher-income taxpayers

Medicare taxes for higher-income taxpayers Medicare taxes for higher-income taxpayers Many changes from the 2010 Affordable Care Act are now in effect Begin planning now You ll especially want to discuss these tax provisions with your Financial

More information

The easy way to save for your retirement

The easy way to save for your retirement The easy way to save for your retirement If you want to live comfortably during your retirement, you really can t afford to wait to begin saving for that goal. And now that your employer is offering the

More information

Managing Your Beneficiaries Inheritances

Managing Your Beneficiaries Inheritances Managing Your Beneficiaries Inheritances A Predetermined Beneficiary Payout Option 8/13 23220-13A You re in Control With the Predetermined Beneficiary Payout Option, you have the flexibility to choose

More information

Financial Planning Basics

Financial Planning Basics Financial Planning Basics Financial Planning Basics 10 Critical Aspects to your Financial Wellness An Overview of the Financial Planning Process Presented by: James Lindner, CFP, CLU, ChFC Retirement Strategies,

More information

WHICH TYPE OF IRA MAKES THE MOST SENSE FOR YOU?

WHICH TYPE OF IRA MAKES THE MOST SENSE FOR YOU? WHICH TYPE OF IRA MAKES THE MOST SENSE FOR YOU? In 1974, when IRAs were first created, they were rather simple and straightforward. Now, 35 years later, it s challenging to know the best way to save more

More information

NORTHERN FUNDS TRADITIONAL IRA. investor guide

NORTHERN FUNDS TRADITIONAL IRA. investor guide NORTHERN FUNDS TRADITIONAL IRA investor guide TRUST NORTHERN for a lifetime of investing LOOK FORWARD Retirement isn t about age. It s about possibilities, and dreams for your future. At Northern Funds,

More information

Preparing for Your Retirement: A Tax-Deferred Annuity (TDA) Review

Preparing for Your Retirement: A Tax-Deferred Annuity (TDA) Review Preparing for Your Retirement: A Tax-Deferred Annuity (TDA) Review How much of your earning power will be available for your use when you retire? What will happen to your standard of living when your income

More information

8 Years Later, Same Old Questions: Evaluating Roth IRAs

8 Years Later, Same Old Questions: Evaluating Roth IRAs 8 Years Later, Same Old Questions: Evaluating Roth IRAs By Mark H. Gaudet, CPA, CFP The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 introduced a new type of IRA for taxpayers and investors the Roth IRA. Eight years have

More information

Payroll Deduction Roth IRA

Payroll Deduction Roth IRA Payroll Deduction Roth IRA Date: Oct. 30, 2006 Presented by: WENDELL KRISTOFAK, RETIREMENT PLANS SPECIALIST AC: 0606-791 Agenda ICMA-RC Overview Payroll Deduction Roth IRA Investments Summary 2 Corporate

More information

NAR Frequently Asked Questions Health Insurance Reform

NAR Frequently Asked Questions Health Insurance Reform NEW MEDICARE TAX ON UNEARNED NET INVESTMENT INCOME Q-1: Who will be subject to the new taxes imposed in the health legislation? A: A new 3.8% tax will apply to the unearned income of High Income taxpayers.

More information

Questions and Answers about the Roth 401(k)

Questions and Answers about the Roth 401(k) THE RETIREMENT GROUP AT MERRILL LYNCH Q A Questions and Answers about the Roth 401(k) How the Roth 401(k) Works Q. What is the Roth 401(k) contribution option? A. The Roth 401(k) contribution option allows

More information

A NEW WAY TO SAVE FOR RETIREMENT INTRODUCING THE ROTH OPTION C46803

A NEW WAY TO SAVE FOR RETIREMENT INTRODUCING THE ROTH OPTION C46803 A NEW WAY TO SAVE FOR RETIREMENT INTRODUCING THE ROTH OPTION C46803 TODAY S DISCUSSION 1. WHAT IS THE ROTH OPTION? 2. WHO MIGHT BENEFIT? 3. CONTRIBUTION LIMITS 4. DISTRIBUTION AND ROLLOVER OPTIONS 5. WHAT

More information

Your Health Savings Account Reference Guide. Your Guide to Understanding a Health Savings Account

Your Health Savings Account Reference Guide. Your Guide to Understanding a Health Savings Account Your Health Savings Account Reference Guide Your Guide to Understanding a Health Savings Account Table of Contents The Fidelity HSA...1 Opening and Contributing to Your Fidelity HSA...3 Using Your Fidelity

More information

WHO CAN CONTRIBUTE TO A ROTH IRA?

WHO CAN CONTRIBUTE TO A ROTH IRA? { } ROTH IRAs 1 WHO CAN CONTRIBUTE TO A ROTH IRA? Any taxpayer who has compensation, regardless of age, can contribute to a ROTH IRA. Compensation is defined as wages, salaries, bonuses, commissions, tips,

More information

A Guide to. Planning for Retirement INVESTMENT BASICS SERIES

A Guide to. Planning for Retirement INVESTMENT BASICS SERIES A Guide to Planning for Retirement INVESTMENT BASICS SERIES It s Never Too Early to Start What You Need to Know About Saving for Retirement Most of us don t realize how much time we may spend in retirement.

More information

Personal Income Tax Bulletin 2008-1. IRAs

Personal Income Tax Bulletin 2008-1. IRAs PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ISSUED: JANUARY 16, 2008 Section 1. Introduction. 1. FEDERAL TAX PERSPECTIVE. Personal Income Tax Bulletin 2008-1 IRAs When Congress enacted ERISA in 1974 to regulate

More information

Raymond James Financial Services September 06, 2011

Raymond James Financial Services September 06, 2011 Raymond James Financial Services Bob Alft Wealth Advisor 220 E. Nine Mile Road Pensacola, FL 32534 850-479-7190 bob.alft@raymondjames.com www.raymondjames.com/bobalft Understanding IRAs Understanding IRAs

More information

INDIVIDUAL 401(k) Plan

INDIVIDUAL 401(k) Plan INDIVIDUAL 401(k) Plan Guidebook Contents WELCOME. When you commit to saving for retirement, you want to invest with a company that shares your dedication to hard work and results. At T. Rowe Price, we

More information

tax planning strategies

tax planning strategies tax planning strategies In addition to saving income taxes for the current and future years, tax planning can reduce eventual estate taxes, maximize the amount of funds you will have available for retirement,

More information

Where you hold your investments matters. Mutual funds or ETFs? Why life insurance still plays an important estate planning role

Where you hold your investments matters. Mutual funds or ETFs? Why life insurance still plays an important estate planning role spring 2016 Where you hold your investments matters Mutual funds or ETFs? Why life insurance still plays an important estate planning role Should you undo a Roth IRA conversion? Taxable vs. tax-advantaged

More information

Important Information about your Annuity Investment

Important Information about your Annuity Investment Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated Important Information about your Annuity Investment What is an Annuity Contract? An annuity is a contract between you and an insurance company, under which you make a

More information

529 College Savings Plans. The smart way to save and invest for college

529 College Savings Plans. The smart way to save and invest for college 529 College Savings Plans The smart way to save and invest for college Higher Education Paves the Way An investment in higher education is an investment for the future; whether you are saving and investing

More information

529 College Savings Plan

529 College Savings Plan 529 College Savings Plan MI 529 Advisor Plan Wealth Management Strategies: A Tax-Advantaged Way to Save and Invest for College NOTICE: MI 529 Advisor Plan accounts are not insured by any state, and neither

More information

Helping you recruit, reward and retain the best people

Helping you recruit, reward and retain the best people The Nationwide Corporate Incentive Program Plan sponsor guide Helping you recruit, reward and retain the best people NATIONWIDE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS GROUP In this guide, Nationwide assumes that the employer

More information

Required Minimum Distributions: What Every Advisor Needs to Know FOR FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY / NOT FOR PUBLIC VIEWING OR DISTRIBUTION.

Required Minimum Distributions: What Every Advisor Needs to Know FOR FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY / NOT FOR PUBLIC VIEWING OR DISTRIBUTION. Required Minimum Distributions: What Every Advisor Needs to Know 1 Required Minimum Distributions Upon reaching age 70½, clients must begin taking annual distributions from their IRA in accordance with

More information

The 3.8% Medicare Surtax on Investment Income

The 3.8% Medicare Surtax on Investment Income Wealth Strategy Report The 3.8% Medicare Surtax on Investment Income OVERVIEW Beginning in 2013, certain investment income will be subject to an additional 3.8% surtax, enacted as part of the Health Care

More information

Supplement to IRA Custodial Agreements

Supplement to IRA Custodial Agreements Supplement to IRA Custodial Agreements Effective December 31, 2014, the update below will be made to the American Century Custodial agreements for the following retirement accounts: Traditional IRAs, Roth

More information

Consider the advantages of the Roth 403(b)

Consider the advantages of the Roth 403(b) Consider the advantages of the Roth 403(b) Your plan offers a way of saving for retirement known as the Roth 403(b) What is it? It s a way to get your money tax-free in retirement. You can make tax-free

More information

Filling the Retirement Income Gap

Filling the Retirement Income Gap Filling the Retirement Income Gap A prospectus for the Fund containing more complete information may be obtained from your authorized dealer or from Goldman, Sachs & Co. by calling 800-526-7384. Please

More information