A Look at the Gift Tax Exemption

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 within the IRS annual and …

Do You Consider Taxes as You Invest?

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 tax-efficient investments you have in …

Who Said You Couldn’t Take it With You?

  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 cause an immediate 20% federal …