If you need money due to COVID-19, you may be able to take a tax-free “coronavirus-related distribution” from a retirement plan. The IRS has released guidance explaining who qualifies for one of these distributions.
Saving for retirement is essential for financial security and the government provides tax incentives. If you’re eligible, you still have time to contribute to an IRA, Roth IRA or SEP and benefit on your 2019 tax return.
Will you be age 50 or older on December 31? Are you still working? Are you already contributing to your 401(k) plan or Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees (SIMPLE) up to the regular annual limit? Then you may want to make “catch-up” contributions by the end of the year. Increasing your retirement plan contributions[ … ]
Yes, there’s still time to make 2016 contributions to your IRA. The deadline for such contributions is April 18, 2017. If the contribution is deductible, it will lower your 2016 tax bill. But even if it isn’t, making a 2016 contribution is likely a good idea. Benefits beyond a deduction Tax-advantaged retirement plans like IRAs[ … ]
There are a lot of combos that bring a smile to your face when you hear them: Peanut butter & Chocolate Laverne & Shirley (or for the younger set… Beavis & Butt-Head) Joe Montana & Jerry Rice Bacon & … anything Audit & Department of Labor I doubt that last one is on your list. [ … ]
Most retirement plans have adopted a pre-approved plan published by a third party. If your plan is included, you may see the term “prototype” or “volume submitter” in the plan document or on its cover page. You can also refer to the “Federal income tax status” footnote of your plan’s audited financial statements to see[ … ]