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Every retirement plan custodian has an interactive website that participants can visit, if their employer offers that feature. While all are a little different, the websites all contain access to vital information about your account under the plan. You can review your...read more
Change can be good. Is your IRA ready for a change? Maybe you are looking for a new type of investment or maybe a new IRA custodian. To change it up with your IRA, you may need to move your IRA funds. Here are 10 things everyone should know before they move their IRA....read more
Question: My husband passed away this April at 83. I’m 68 and sole beneficiary of his traditional IRA. I was advised that it didn’t matter if I rolled his IRA into mine and then took his RMD for the year as long as I do so by 12/31/2018. I rolled his IRA into mine...read more
When someone keeps telling you not to worry about them doing a certain thing, you know they are thinking about doing that very thing. That’s what Congress is doing with so called “Rothification.” As a review, “Rothification” – as it has become known – is a way to...read more
After retiring, your taxable income may consist entirely of IRA distributions and investment returns. You'll have two ways to remit the tax owed on this income to the IRS: (1) make quarterly estimated tax payments, (2) have tax withheld from the distributions. Which...read more
Question: Client is over 70 1/2 and passed away in 2018 and did not take their 2018 RMD yet. There are 4 non-spouse beneficiaries who are opening new inherited IRA accounts for their share. Does the 2018 RMD for the deceased client need to be paid prior to the...read more
An inherited IRA can be a great thing for the beneficiaries. It is almost like winning the lottery or the Reader’s Digest sweepstakes. You get income for life, or do you? It is all too easy to miss out on this opportunity. The following apply to beneficiaries who are...read more
In the recent case of Sveen v. Melin, the Supreme Court ruled that life insurance proceeds would not go to an ex-spouse, even though her name remained on the beneficiary form after the divorce. Instead, the Court said the Minnesota state statute removing an ex-spouse...read more
Question: Roll over all but $4000 of nondeductible IRA in my Traditional IRA into my SEP IRA, then rollover the $4K basis into my Roth IRA? Can I do that? Can I do both rollovers in quick succession in the same day so that the Traditional left with the $4K does not...read more
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