June 9, 2013
Five proposals were included in this year's federal budget that directly relate to retirement accounts. Here is a rundown of each proposal, its main benefit and its drawback. 1) Establish a “cap” on retirement savings, prohibiting additional contributions. The...
May 19, 2013
Controversy seen slowing efforts to revise the code
May 12, 2013
Experts are just getting their arms around a little-publicized wrinkle in the 2012 law.
March 17, 2013
Net unrealized appreciation on lump sums used to be a slam-dunk. Not anymore.
February 24, 2013
The idea may be theoretically interesting, but it is too complex and practically unworkable
February 17, 2013
With tax issue settled, it's time for financial advisers to help clients re-evaluate their plans
January 27, 2013
Phil Mickelson has apologized for saying that he would have to make “drastic changes” due to new U.S. and California tax laws. The golf champion said that the comments should have remained private. “Finances and taxes are a personal matter, and I should not have...
January 20, 2013
As expected, Congress has renewed the special tax break for charitable individual retirement account rollovers, known as qualified charitable distributions. QCDs apply only to IRA owners and beneficiaries 701/2 or older who make a direct transfer to a qualifying charity from their IRA. The ...
January 20, 2013
The idea of comprehensive tax reform received a boost from the New Year's Day measure that averted automatic tax increases and spending cuts. The partisan tension that punctuated congressional approval of a fiscal cliff bill is expected to stay high for several weeks, as Republicans...
January 13, 2013
Seriously? A trillion-dollar coin? I don't know whether to laugh or begin stockpiling food, water and anything else I might need to survive an economic collapse. Once again, we find ourselves fast approaching the congressionally determined debt limit, and the only “solution”...