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White House Tax And Spending Bill Takes Final Shape

Big sigh of relief! The White House has just released the $1.75 trillion framework for its social and climate-related Build Back Better plan and clients will be relieved to hear that, as of now, it does not contain the disruptive tax, retirement or estate tax measures that they may have been fearing. One caveat. Let’s […]

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Roth Conversions and Back Door Roths: What To Know Before It’s Too Late

The headlines are scary. Are Roth conversions going away? Should you rush to convert now before it’s too late? Is this the end of backdoor Roths? And what is a backdoor Roth anyway? In all fairness, the headlines are confusing and are running a few steps ahead of reality. Keep in mind that, when it […]

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Ask Mari: I Just Sold My House. Do I Owe Taxes?

Home prices are on fire in South Florida and elsewhere. No wonder several of our clients are taking advantage of sky-high real estate valuations to sell. But once you sell, could some of that money be owed to the IRS for taxes? That’s one of the most common questions our clients are asking. Here’s a […]

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Retiring? Avoid This Big 401(k) Rollover Mistake

Three-quarters of retirees “de-risked” their portfolio by reducing stock exposure when they quit working and rolled their workplace 401(k)s to an IRA. The de-risking dilemma That may seem like a good idea. But unfortunately, in some investment environments, making big, sudden changes to your fund mix at retirement can be a major mistake, according to […]

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Understanding Your Taxes: Just What Is Form 5498 And Why Are They Sending It To Me?

Some of our clients have been calling with questions about Form 5498, a tax reporting form they recently received online or in the mail. If you’re the kind of person who likes to understand how things work, or are curious as to why you’re receiving this form long after the tax deadline, here’s the inside scoop: Does everyone […]

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US News & World Report: Last Minute Tax Tips!

We were happy to collaborate last week with U.S. News & World Report and journalist Kimberly Lankford on last minute tax tips for 2020! Here’s a couple of our favorite tax moves you can still take advantage of right now: A perfect time for the non-working spouse to start on the path to financial freedom […]

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Now You Can Use 529 Money To Pay Down Student Loans

A new provision in the recently passed SECURE Act may come in handy for parents who have a little extra money left in their kids’ 529 accounts. Under the new legislation, you can now withdraw up to $10,000 tax-free per 529 beneficiary to pay down a qualified student loan. Note that this is a once-in-a-lifetime […]

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Sold Bitcoin? The IRS May Want To Talk To You

Sold Bitcoin or other digital currencies? Don’t be surprised if the IRS comes knocking on your door looking for any taxes due, says a recent Wall Street Journal article. The Internal Revenue Service is sending warning letters to more than 10,000 Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency holders, reports the Journal. It got their names from a popular […]

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