Little-Known Tax Provision That Every Estate Planner Should Know
The 65-day rule allows some trust distributions to be made after the new year and still apply toward prior tax year.
Removing the Roth IRA Contribution Limit With 401(k) Dollars
Back-door routes to funding a Roth IRA have developed to allow clients to grow these accounts more quickly, including one that cuts right through the traditional, employer-sponsored 401(k).
For Small Businesses, Turning a Retirement Burden Into Tax Savings
Small business clients may know the various retirement plan options that exist, but not know the valuable tax credit that can help them get started.
Fiduciary v. Suitability at Supreme Court, DOL
Obama’s decision to push for a fiduciary standard for retirement advisors while the issue is before the Supreme Court gives proponents a potentially game-changing boost.
How to Handle the NIIT for Trusts and Estates
The impact of NIIT on trusts and estates cannot be understated. The overall tax consequences of this surtax on trusts is likely to be even more profound than on estates.
2015 Tax Cheat Sheet for Advisors and Their Clients
For tax year 2015, there are annual inflation adjustments for more than 40 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes.
A Fiduciary Standard May Leave Some Investors Out of Luck
The fiduciary standard may bring a higher level of service to some investors, but it may also inadvertently leave many out in the cold.
Make the DOL Fiduciary Headlines Work for Your Retirement Practice
Advisors can use the current media focus on fiduciary standards and retirement planning to fuel their growth.
Your Tax Planning Role When Clients Move to Another State
You may not be a CPA or tax expert, but you can play a key role in your clients' tax planning when they're planning to move for retirement.
Annuitizing the Inheritance: Tips and Tricks to Get It Right
Many clients wish to protect heirs by providing structure to the way assets are inherited. One commonly used tool can provide the solution: the annuity.