Taxes

Paying taxes, is still something many investors overlook when making plans for their retirement portfolios. Without the right tax planning, your real returns could take a bigger hit than you originally planned.

2015 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits (Updated)

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As is the case every year, the New Year brings a host of changes for retirement plan contributions in 2015. Virtually all retirement plans, like employer sponsored plans and self-employed plans, will be affected. With inflation being on the low end of the scale, the changes in contribution and income limits will be only moderate […]

A Simple Checklist for Investors to Accurately File Their Taxes

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Investors don’t just gain advantages when they receive dividends or see significant capital appreciation; they might also receive tax advantages, depending on the type of investment income that they receive. As you prepare to file your taxes (the deadline is quickly approaching) keep in mind that there are likely extra tax forms required because of […]

Tax Diversification – How to Stabilize the Ever-Changing Tax Rules

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The tax code is complicated and getting more so all the time. No matter how much investors try to adapt to the changes, there’s usually no way to stay on top of everything all the time. There’s an art to lowering your tax liability (largely through tax diversification), but there’s also a limit as to […]

How to Pay $0 Tax on a Six-Figure Income

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I want to introduce you to some friends of mine. They are comfortably middle class professionals with a decent income, yet they pay zero federal income tax. There’s no need to call the IRS though. What they’re doing is completely legitimate because they take advantage of enough tax deductions and credits to get their income […]

How to Keep More of Your Money With Tax Efficient Investing

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Updated and expanded for 2015. In 2015, the name of the tax changes game is the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. This is the second year citizens will be penalized for not having health insurance. Along with this comes a new tax credit — the Premium Tax Credit — for purchasing qualifying health insurance through […]

What Are the Tax Benefits to Opening an IRA Account?

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One of greatest advantages to saving for retirement is the tax benefits you get when investing in an IRA or other approved retirement account. Most people know there are tax benefits to opening an IRA account, but few understand how many benefits there are, and how powerful they can be in the cause of saving […]