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(Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 7:09 p.m. EST) Business owners who were unable to qualify for federal Covid-crisis emergency assistance from the Payment Protection Program (PPP) need to know about the Main Street Lending Program (MSLP).
(Tuesday, June 30, 10 p.m. EST) After paying a terrible price in lost lives, suffering, and grief, the Covid economic crisis will pass, along with emergency tax relief in the history-making $2.2 trillion CARES Act of 2020. The tax law with us permanently, and the rules that will be affecting you every year for years to come, is the SECURE Act.
(Wednesday, June 24, 9 p.m. EST) An unusual confluence of financial, tax and investment events make converting traditional retirement account assets to Roth IRAs compelling in 2020 to retirees and those about to retire.
(June 16, 2020; 10 p.m. EST) Federal emergency aid legislation suspends required minimum distributions (RMD) for 2020. If you do not need the income from your IRA or retirement plan, here are tips to maximize the benefit and build your retirement income portfolio.
(Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 9:07 p.m. EST) The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA) of 2020 modified terms of forgiveness for loans to businesses under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on June 5, 2020.
(Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 9:07 p.m. EST) Business owners are in a tight spot: Federal tax rules have eased restrictions to allow those harmed by the epidemic to borrow from their IRA or federally qualified retirement plan; but without careful planning, business owners taking a loan from your retirement savings to support your business could land you in an even worse personal financial position if you are unable to repay it. . Here's what business owners facing challenges need to know now.
(May 26, 2020, 8 p.m. ET) The new Coronavirus federal aid package, the CARES Act, expands options for distributions from IRAs and qualified retirement plans.
(May 20, 2020, 8 p.m. ET) As mandated by the Coronavirus Aid Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, individuals harmed by the epidemic may make withdrawals from an IRA, 401(k) or 403(b) account before age 59½ without facing the usual 10% federally-imposed early withdrawal penalty.
(May 13, 2020, 4 p.m. ET) During this bleak period in world history, amid the terrible news of death, sickness and financial destruction, there are reasons for hope and promising signs of a U.S. recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Say Goodbye To Stretch IRAs And Get A New Plan
Bid adieu to stretch IRAs! A new tax law widely expected to become law by the end of 2019 will kill this strategy for passing on your IRAs to the next generation while minimizing the amount that goes to Uncle Sam. Adoption of the legislation is not sure, but it is highly likely, making it wise to plan now for the demise of the stretch technique.
If you previously planned to enable your IRA beneficiaries — this does not include your spouse — to inherit your IRA and stretch out distributions over their lifetime, your plan for minimizing the tax impact to your heirs is likely to become obsolete on January 1, 2020.
To be clear, if you die after 2019 and your children are your IRA beneficiaries, you'll need to rethink your plan for minimizing their tax payments. The new law will require your IRA to be distributed by your heirs over 10 years instead of their actuarial life expectancy.
If you previously set up a conduit trust for your IRA beneficiaries, it will be important to amend your plan, or your beneficiaries may face an unexpected tax bill and sudden cash drain.
Exceptions are carved out in the new law for the disabled and minors as well as surviving spouses. However, the new tax bill will make it wise for more individuals to convert to a Roth IRA and employ other tax planning strategies that require individual advice to minimize your taxes in passing IRA accounts to the next generation.
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