Monday September 27, 2021


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Personal Planner - 401(k) Retirement Plans
401(k) Retirement Plans
The 401(k) is rapidly becoming the most popular qualified retirement plan. More than 90% of large companies now offer a 401(k). With a 401(k), each employee has an individual account and is permitted...
Savvy Living - How to Manage an Inherited IRA from a Parent
How to Manage an Inherited IRA from a Parent
What are the rules regarding inherited IRAs? When my mom died this year, I inherited her traditional IRA and would like to know what I need to do to execute it properly. I am very sorry about the...
Washington News - Expanded Tax Benefits For 2021 Gifts
Expanded Tax Benefits For 2021 Gifts
In a September 17 letter, the Internal Revenue Service explained how both individuals and businesses may receive additional benefits for charitable gifts this year. The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 included four temporary tax benefits to encourage charitable gifts. These benefits include deductions for individuals who do not itemize, a 100% AGI limit for itemized charitable cash gifts by individuals, increased corporate charitable deductions and increased limits for businesses that donate food inventory. 1. Non-itemizer Taxpayers — Because the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 dramatically increased the standard deduction, almost 90% of taxpayers do not itemize. At one time, taxpayers who...