The maximum individual retirement account contribution for 2021 is $6,000 ($7,000 if aged 50 and over). The question of choosing between a Traditional IRA and Roth IRA largely comes down to when it’s most opportunistic for you to pay taxes. A Traditional IRA is a great option if you’re in your mid-to-late career and in
With this article, I hope to equip the reader with a basic understanding of the individual income tax calculation and the use of a taxpayer’s marginal tax rate or tax bracket in investment and income tax planning.
It feels as though we just finished this tax season with the next one already upon us. No time to waste so let’s forge ahead!
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 includes COVID-related relief in the form of the COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020 (COVIDTRA) and the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 (TCDTR). COVIDTRA and TCDTR include multiple provisions impacting businesses and individuals to provide relief and stimulate the economy.
Even though 2020 has been a challenge for everyone in very personal and different ways, I believe that one commonality we all share is that it has reminded us to cherish what we do have and review/revise our life priorities.
Normally, we do not make these requests until we are in the throes of tax season but let’s take a proactive look at steps you can take now.
As we approach the end of the year and the holiday season, we seem to be bombarded with opportunities for charitable giving. Happily, many of us answer this call and donate generously to our favorite charitable organizations. Your generosity may also be beneficial at tax time if you remember a few IRS guidelines for charitable contributions …
Debt can sure come in handy when buying a major asset like a house or car or managing unexpected expenses. Thankfully, the interest you pay on this debt can often provide a helpful deduction on your tax return. However, the IRS is very specific regarding the situations where interest is or is not deductible. The rules can be quite complex, so a discussion with your tax professional is always a good idea. Here are several typical examples of how the IRS treats interest payments.
Having a child is one of life’s special events – but the cost of a growing family can also bring challenges to your life. Here are some ways that you can take advantage of tax breaks that come along with those extra mouths to feed.
What a relief it is as individual taxpayers to get our pesky income tax return filed on July 15 (or sometime thereafter, on extension) and have the IRS leave us alone for another year, right? Well – maybe, depending on your income and income tax withholding on said income.