November 19, 2019
As the end of the year approaches, we’d like to remind our clients that it’s the perfect time to start tax planning and see how the past year’s tax reforms have impacted your personal financial situation. It is crucial to review your tax returns to plan for any changes that may affect you in 2020. We recommend examining the following topics to see if they apply to you:
Income Tax Planning - One of the most paramount aspects of tax planning is running a tax projection to ensure that you’re utilizing as many tax reduction strategies as possible. Minimizing your tax liability and familiarizing yourself with your income tax bracket are important steps that are often overlooked by taxpayers.
Estate Planning - It is critical to ensure that all of your estate planning documents are current. Having an up-to-date will simply is not enough; you’ll want to make sure that any trust agreements, healthcare and power of attorney documents reflect your preferences as well.
Education Funding – Funding educational costs is often one of the highest expenses that families experience. There are a number of ways to save for educational costs and finding the one that is most beneficial can be challenging. Sometimes certain strategies require advance planning and making contributions before the end of the year to ensure that you are optimizing your savings.
Retirement Planning – It’s never too soon to start thinking of your retirement strategy. There are numerous options available for retirement saving and it is so important to find the balance of spending and saving that works for your personal situation.
We encourage you to call our office as soon as possible so that we can help you navigate which tax planning strategies are best for you.
401(k) contribution limit increases to $19,500 for 2020; catch-up limit rises to $6,500
The Internal Revenue Service today announced that employees in 401(k) plans will be able to contribute up to $19,500 next year.
The IRS announced this and other changes in Notice 2019-59 (PDF), posted today on IRS.gov. This guidance provides cost‑of‑living adjustments...
As the end of the year approaches, we’d like to remind our clients that it’s the perfect time to start tax planning and see how the past year’s tax reforms have impacted your personal financial situation. It is crucial to review your tax returns to plan for any changes that may affect you in 2020. We recommend examining the following topics to see if they apply to...
With scam artists hard at work all year, taxpayers should be on the lookout for a surge of evolving phishing emails and telephone scams.
Taxpayers should watch for new versions of two tax-related scams. One involves Social Security numbers related to tax issues. The other threatens taxpayers with a tax bill from a fictional government agency. Here are some details about these scams to...