Required Minimum Distributions to Charity

If you are over age 70 1/2, you may be able to reduce your adjusted gross income (AGI) and receive a tax deduction for donating to your favorite charity. Generally, taking a required minimum distribution (RMD) from your traditional IRA increases your taxable income. However, you can c

Is A Cash Balance Plan Right For You & Your Company

Do you own a business? Do you currently offer a 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan? Do you wish you could put away more tax deferred dollars for retirement? If your answer is “yes” to these questions, you may consider a Cash Balance Plan for your company. The IRS limits the amount

Tax Reform: Retirement Plan Provisions

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act covers a wide variety of tax changes. In the retirement plan world, before the final bill was passed, there was a lot of talk about reducing contribution limits and/or requiring Roth Deferrals as opposed to pre-tax deferrals. Thankfully, neither of these prop

Why Should I Start a 401(k) Plan for My Company?

Most people are familiar with the tax advantages to the participant of a 401(k) plan. There are also many benefits to an employer for implementing a 401(k) plan. Many of these are financial. The first, and most obvious benefit to the employer, is the tax advantages which can offset so

Backdoor Roth IRA

Everyone knows saving for your retirement is important. One attractive option is the Roth IRA. Contributions to a Roth IRA are not deductible in the year they are made as traditional IRAs, but they grow tax free and will not be taxed in retirement when distributions are taken. For 201