Category: Tax Planning

Tax-Smart Strategies for Charitable Giving

Charitable giving may be an essential part of your life and legacy. However writing checks here and there might not be the best way to optimize your giving.  Here are some ways to bring intention and strategy to your charitable giving today and in your estate plan for the future. Four Tax-Friendly Ongoing Charitable Giving […]

6 Tax Strategies To Help High Earners Maximize Their Money This Year

When you hear about taxes, you might think of filing your tax return in April. But there are numerous tax planning moves to strategically maximize your current and future tax liability outside the typical tax filing deadline. The catch? Most of those opportunities expire on December 31 for the current tax year. To help you […]

7 Smart Ways High-Earners Can Prep For A Smoother Tax Season

When you have a complex tax situation, there’s likely so much on your mind heading into tax season. Here are a few tips to keep in mind before filing your 2021 tax return. 1. Prep For An AMT Tax Bill Alternative Minimum Tax (or AMT) is a parallel tax filing system designed to ensure that […]

Here’s What High-Earners Need To Know About Roth Conversions

Roth conversions are here to stay (for now), so here’s what they are, how they work, and how high-earners can consider leveraging them throughout their careers. What Is A Roth Conversion? A Roth conversion is a strategy that allows you to convert all (or a portion) of your pre-tax retirement accounts (IRA, 401k, etc.) into […]

Take Back Your Itemized Deductions with Charitable Contributions

Are you one of the almost 30 million taxpayers that can no longer itemize deductions? “Bunching” your charitable contributions may help take it back. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 increased the standard deduction from $12,700 in 2017 to $24,400 in 2019 for Married Filing Jointly (MFJ). The number of filers who itemize […]

SEP IRA vs Individual/Solo 401(k)-Which is Right for You?

If you and/or your spouse own a business and you are the only employees, or you have 1099 income and want to maximize your retirement savings, you should consider contributing to a SEP IRA or an Individual/Solo 401(k) Plan. Which plan is right for you? Here are some highlights of each plan. SEP IRA-Simplified Employee […]

5 Tax Moves To Consider

5 Tax Moves to Consider Before April 18th Even though we are a few months into 2016, it is not too late to save on your 2015 taxes or increase the amount of tax-free or tax-deferred savings you are making.  As you are compiling your tax information and meeting with your tax professional, please consider […]