Many Americans often look forward to receiving a tax refund. But before splurging on a dinner out or a weekend getaway, consider these steps to put your tax refund to work this year, setting yourself and your family up for long-term financial success.
Nobody likes to pay taxes, but it's especially hard for older Americans to deal with an unexpected tax bill. Given how many people live primarily on fixed incomes from Social Security and other sources, many don't have much extra cash to pay any more than absolutely necessary to the IRS.
Health savings accounts (HSAs) are perhaps the most powerful savings vehicles, especially for retirement savings, because of their significant tax advantages. Yet, too many HSA owners don’t reap all the advantages of their accounts.
The advantage of accumulating after-tax assets in a retirement account is that when they are distributed, the amounts will be tax- and penalty-free. However, this benefit is realized only if the necessary steps are taken.
‘Tis the season for giving – and saving, too. If you’ve been planning to donate this year, don’t wait any longer. For tax purposes, you must give by December 31. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of charitable giving this year:
These FAQs provide a summary of some of the changes within the SECURE Act. Several of these provisions will require interpretation from the IRS and other agencies. As with all financial matters, you should contact tax and financial professionals as it relates to your own personal circumstances.