How much can you gift in a year, and a lifetime? Federal tax rules allow you to give away millions of dollars during your lifetime. You can make five-figure gifts of money or property to other individuals in any given year. These gifts may be made without tax consequences … as long as they fall
A few astute moves could help promote a better after-tax return. As you weigh risk vs. return, you may risk taking an eye off taxes. A focus on tax efficiency could help you improve the effective yield of your portfolio. You can try to cut or delay taxes linked to investing. Consider placing the most
If you are thinking about changing jobs, are you aware what your choices are for managing the money in your current employer’s retirement plan? Although many people have chosen to take a cash distribution, there are several options that may benefit you more. Uncle Sam Loves Cash Distributions Taking a lump-sum cash distribution may
Tax filing day has passed us by for another year (unless you are on extension). Most people don’t start planning for their taxes until they start receiving documents. At this point your accountant is a glorified scorekeeper showing you what you owe or what you are getting back. Now is the time to start planning
“You are worse than the Dentist.” It’s tax time. According to some of my clients-one of the worst days of the year. Most of my clients are patriotic Americans, but they don’t want to pay more taxes than they have to. Over the years I have noticed most of my clients initially focus on deductions.
If you have a large estate with adjusted gross value coming to a minimum of $5.34 million starting 2014, a big chunk of it will be gobbled by the federal estate taxes. Although there is no state inheritance tax in Arizona, any trusts and estates exceeding state exemption will result in you paying income taxes.
Almost every financial decision you make has an effect on your taxes and, ultimately, your bottom line. Here are some things that can reduce your tax liability. Ways to Reduce Your Taxes Tax credits Tax deductions Eliminate tax penalties Choose correct filing status Timing of income collection Timing purchases and other expenditures Timing of buying