Tax time provides an excellent opportunity to create or update a financial strategy. By examining your tax returns, you can glean information that can help you build a financial plan.
Taxpayers under financial duress caused by the pandemic can avoid penalties.
The IRS announced that the income ranges for employee participation in workplace 401(k) plans and IRA contributions will increase from 2020 to 2021. Most of the other retirement plan contribution limits stayed the same, however.
The IRS issued guidance adding state unclaimed property fund distributions to the list of reasons that taxpayers may self-certify that they missed the 60-day deadline to roll over funds to a qualified retirement plan.
A qualified rollover contribution to a Roth IRA or an in-plan rollover to a designated Roth account, known as a Roth conversion, can be attractive for CPA advisers' clients because it provides a higher net present value of cash flow from their retirement savings, benefiting themselves or their beneficiaries.
Mackey McNeill, CPA/PFS, founder of Mackey Advisors, based in Bellevue, Ky., developed a process for encouraging clients to discuss the nonfinancial aspects of retirement.
Discussing the nonfinancial side of retirement with clients gives them a better idea of what to expect and gives CPA financial planners insight into how much they might spend.
This article discusses how CPAs can help their clients navigate the tax and financial planning complications of retiring overseas.
Practitioners can advise on the most sweeping retirement reforms since 2006.
Changes brought on by the SECURE act have added new wrinkles to the planning process that must be considered by IRA owners and CPA financial planners.
How can CPAs deal with client anxieties during a time of uncertainty? The best steps include preparing them for unexpected events before they happen and acknowledging their concerns.
New rules are designed to make health care pricing more transparent, and CPA financial planners could use that information to help clients make more informed decisions.
Isolation and loneliness can have serious emotional, social, and financial consequences, and can contribute to declines in clients’ physical and mental health and quality of life.
CPAs describe how they made a successful transition at the end of their careers.
Annual contribution limits for 401(k) plans will increase from $19,000 in 2019 to $19,500 in 2020, and most other limits are increasing as well.
Jonathan Flack, CPA, discusses why leaders of family businesses have such a difficult time with succession planning and what CPAs can do to help them.
Ted Benna talks about how and why he came up with the 401(k), its advantages and drawbacks, how he’d change it if given the chance, and how it’s reshaped retirement.
This article discusses the challenges your clients could face when suddenly needing to move a parent to long-term care, along with ways you can help them prepare.
CPAs can help clients who are trying to save money while also dealing with shifting family demographics.
Nearly one-third (30%) of financial planners say their clients’ top retirement fear is running out of money, according to a recent AICPA survey of 631 CPA financial planners.