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What You Need to Know About Required Minimum Distributions in 2020
Saving money for retirement in a tax-deferred account has many benefits – but you can only defer taxes so long before they must be paid, which is why U.S. tax law requires a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). An RMD is the amount of money that must be withdrawn annually from a tax deferred account (including traditional IRAs, SEP IRAs, and Simple IRAs) once the owner reaches a certain age. RMDs are taxed as ordinary income.
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Tax Planning Opportunities for Charitably Inclined IRA Owners
Over the past few years, tax law changes have created planning challenges and opportunities for owners of IRAs looking to maximize the after-tax value of their legacy.  We covered one key strategy, Roth conversions, in our DHG Insights feature Examining Roth Conversions in the Current Legislative Landscape.  For charitably inclined IRA owners over 70 ½, Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) often provide the most tax efficient way of funding charitable goals.
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Personal Planning and What the CARES Act Means For You
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected numerous aspects of our daily lives. We are isolated from friends and family, forced to change long-awaited plans and unsure of what the economic future holds. Things that felt important six weeks ago may suddenly feel unimportant or even be forgotten entirely, but it is critical to maintain a long-term perspective when it comes to investing and planning, even in the face of short-term disruption. During these stressful and uncharted times, it is important to stay focused on preserving both your physical and mental well-being, along with your financial well-being.
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The SECURE Act and Your Retirement – A DHG Live Stream
Signed into law at the end of 2019, the SECURE Act – Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act – represents the most extensive change to retirement legislation since 2006. The SECURE Act aims to improve retirement confidence and security for individuals in the U.S. to gain easier access to retirement plans.
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