With the ever-changing tax laws, our principal members and staff work diligently to stay up-to-date and keep you informed of strategies that can help save and protect your financial future. As you’re gathering your tax documents, consider some of the tips below that can significantly help in protecting your future!
1. Determine which type of IRA is best for you.
If you’re fairly young, expect to be in a similar tax bracket when you retire, or are concerned about cash flow during retirement, the Roth IRA might be best for you. If you’re older and expect to be in a lower tax bracket, you may be a candidate for a deductible IRA.
For a side-by-side comparison of Traditional and Roth IRAs, click here.
2. Think about the best ways to gradually transfer your estate tax-free.
Consider establishing a gifting program under which you and your spouse can transfer a combined $28,000 each year to any number of recipients.
3. Contribute the maximum amount allowable to a tax-deferred retirement plan.
This includes “catch-up” contributions if you are 50 or older.
4. Create a business succession plan.
On average, only one in three closely held businesses successfully passes on to the next generation.
Click here for succession planning ideas and ways that you can help protect your company’s future.
5. Set up a trust to meet your long-term financial goals.
To get started, view these commonly used trusts.
For other tips and ways to protect your financial future, contact us today for your no-cost consultation!