July 2023- Back Doors & Form 8606

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State Tax Tips for Financial Advisors

When Congress changes federal tax law, it always dominates the headlines, but the IRS' portion of a taxpayer’s income is only part of the story. Every state has their own unique set of tax rules, and it is not enough for financial advisors to be versed in the rules of their home state. Eight states have no individual income tax. For the other states, there are 42 different sets of rules on what type of income is taxed, how it is taxed, at what rate it is taxed and whether where you work or where you live is more important. Then one could wade into local taxes, with nearly 5,000 jurisdictions in 17 states imposing a local income tax, which can treat nonresidents differently than residents.

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Amazing Master’s Level Tax-Free Income, Augusta Style

Assuming that when you have income, you also have to pay tax, definitely keeps you on the safe side of life. Tax-free income seems nonexistent.    However, that assumption is […]

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Yes! As Little As $600 Is Reported

It wasn’t a secret this was coming. But, it may still come as a surprise to many taxpayers. Beginning on January 1, 2022, there was a MASSIVE reduction in the […]

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