529 College Savings Plans

We are always trying to provide the best tax guidance to our clients and this is one of our favorites. 529 plans are designed to encourage savings for the designated beneficiary to be used on qualified higher, and sometimes secondary, education expenses. Most states offer these plans
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Quarterly Estimated Tax Payments Revised Due to COVID-19

BWTP PC recently sent an email blast out to clients regarding taking another look at prepared 2020 quarterly estimated tax payments due to changes caused by COVID-19. The email blast stated: “We hope you and your family are safe and staying healthy. In order to provide the best
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2019 Year-end Tax Planning

Now that the 2019 third quarter has passed, it is now time to begin thinking of tax planning strategies to be implemented before the end of the year. It is important to provide your tax advisor with your most current year-to-date income, as well as any other relevant tax information o
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How to Avoid RMD’s of your Roth 401(k)

In a Qualified 401(k) plan, a participant must begin Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s) in the year he or she reaches age 70 1/2. This rule also applies to Pre-tax IRA’s. However, there is an exception to this rule when it comes to Roth IRA’s. This provides for a
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2018 Year-End Tax Planning

As the end of the year approaches, it is a good time to think of planning moves that will help lower your tax bill for this year and possibly the next. Year-end planning for 2018 takes place against the backdrop of a new tax law — the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — that make major changes in
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