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

Roth versus Pre-Tax in Your 401(k) Plan

When it comes to retirement plan savings, many people wonder whether it is better to invest pre-tax dollars or after-tax dollars. May 401(k) plans offer the option of traditional pre-tax deferrals and after-tax Roth deferrals. The answer to this question, unfortunately, is not simple.

Roth IRA Strategy for High Earners

Have you been locked out of contributing to a Roth individual retirement account (IRA) by the tax law’s income limits? There may be a way you can get around those limits and invest in a Roth IRA. Why Consider a Roth IRA? Unlike a traditional IRA, a Roth IRA offers the potential for ta