Guide to Adjusting Federal Witholding on Wages/Retirement Income
Advisor Tax Mistake #4 – Doing Tax Planning One Year at a Time
This article is the 4th in a series of the 7 most common mistakes financial advisors make on tax planning with clientsRead More
Clients Don’t Care About Roth vs. Traditional IRAs. So What?
Many financial advisors will object to the headline of this article, but advisors represent an incredibly small percentage of all taxpayers. Very few taxpayers care to be able to describe the difference between a Roth IRA and a traditional IRA. What they want to know is which option is right for them and what action they should take.Read More
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.Read More
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