Tag Archives: IRA

Retiree Deductions: The Big Five

Years of hard work will pay off in retirement, or at least that’s the goal. One thing that’s for sure is retirees are often entitled to special tax benefits. After age 50, the IRS loosens its grip on your money, allowing you a little bit of room to maneuver. The sweet spot is after age […]

Having an IRA savings in place is a great way to prepare for retirement. However, sometimes situations may arise in which you will need to withdraw your funds before you’ve reached retirement age. Typically, if you take money from your individual retirement account prior to age 59 ½, you’ll be subject to a 10% early […]

What is a Direct Transfer?

When you chose to move funds from one retirement plan, such as an IRA or Keogh plan, it is called a direct transfer. You can also perform a direct transfer from one company plan to another, or move your money from a company plan to a personal plan. During a direct transfer, you never handle […]

Know How to Figure Your AGI

Learning the math behind your tax return may seem overwhelming. However, understanding the three different levels of income can make things a little easier. The three amounts are: total gross income, adjusted gross income (AGI), taxable income. Adjusted Gross Income One important term to familiarize yourself with at tax time is adjusted gross income. This […]

Saving for retirement is an important part of life. There are a variety of options you can use to ensure you have the appropriate funds to support you in your golden years. If you’ve opted to contribute to an Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) you should be aware of how your contributions will factor in at […]

There are many different types of retirement savings available. An individual retirement arrangement, also known as an IRA, is one type of personal savings which can be favorable at tax time. There are a few different kinds of IRA savings, including traditional and Roth IRAs. Typically, IRAs are arranged with a bank, insurance provider, or […]

Rolling Over Your Retirement!

Withdrawing money or assets from an eligible retirement plan and transferring it to another eligible plan can result in a rollover, provided the transfer happens within sixty days. The actual transaction is not taxable, however it is reported on your tax return to the IRS. Some distributions are not eligible to be rolled over. These […]

Retire in the Future, Save Taxes Now

Not only is saving for retirement a great investment in your futures, it can also help save you some money at tax time. There are several different ways that retirement savings can have a positive impact on your tax refund, however, remember that penalties do exist for early or late withdrawals. Depending on the type […]

IRA Contributions and Tax Time

For taxpayers who contribute to an IRA, tax time can lead to many questions regarding how those contributions may affect your taxes. If you chose to save for retirement through an IRA, there are some important things you should know. In order to contribute to a traditional IRA, you have to be under 70 ½ […]

If you’re planning for your retirement by building a savings through an IRA or 401(k) plan, there’s a god chance you may qualify for a special tax credit. The Saver’s Credit is available to those with retirement plans, and can help reduce your tax liability. Also known by its extended name, The Retirement Savings Contribution […]