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Needless to say, it is important to plan for your retirement years. You need to have a retirement “nest egg” that will offer you the chance to pursue your goals, objectives, and dreams. You also need to have a “nest egg” accumulated that will cover you in case of unexpected medical bills, or other worst-case scenarios.
Retirement tax planning consists of, hopefully, a diverse portfolio of investments that will enable you to meet your tax bills and financial goals. It also provides you with choices to better your financial and tax picture. Retirement tax planning is one of the more complex tax planning areas due to its involving a variety of items. For instance, a well-diversified retirement portfolio may contain real estate holdings, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRA and/or other retirement plans, plus other investments.
Almost every transaction you do that affects any of your retirement accounts, will involve your income taxes. You need to know how to perform the transaction to obtain the best tax advantage. That is what a good retirement tax planner will help you with.
One of the easiest ways to decrease your retirement assets is by donating a portion of them to a charity you believe in.
Be certain that if you do this, any donated item valued at under $500 is in good condition. That is one of the IRS laws put into effect with the 2006 tax year. Also, be sure to get a dated receipt stating the item given and the fair market value. Donated property could be frequent flier miles, computers, cell phones, office equipment – as examples. Help those in need help others. Everyone will benefit.
There are retirement planning tax tips located on the IRS website. In fact, there is a wealth of information regarding tax laws involving many retirement accounts on this website.
Also, numerous tax software programs contain sections and article about retirement tax planning. And, many tax firms offer online retirement tax planning advice. Or, find a local retirement tax planner. (Many tax planners deal with retirement planning, by the way).
Find the most convenient way for you to get retirement tax planning. It will only be to your benefit.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|