When the SECURE Act was passed by Congress at the end of 2019, the rules changed for most future Inherited IRA holders. But wait… wasn’t there also the CARES Act in 2020 that allowed ALL IRA owners to forego taking their required minimum distribution (RMD) for 2020? Yep. Between the SECURE Act … [Read more...]
Can You Benefit from Qualified Charitable Distributions?
Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) are a great way to reduce tax liability for those who are charitably inclined. Qualified Charitable Distributions are distributions from an IRA that are donated directly to a qualified charity. The account holder must be over age 70 ½ and the distribution … [Read more...]
2020 SECURE Act Changes to IRAs and Required Minimum Distributions
The SECURE Act stands for Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement. It was signed into law on December 20, 2019 and most provisions went into effect on January 1, 2020. Lawmakers mostly focused on enhancing options and eligibility for retirement plans. However, one significant change … [Read more...]
February Personal Finance Newsletter
The February personal finance newsletter is now available. In addition to the investing market update, the topics are: Extension of tax-free charitable contribution option from IRAs for those over 70 1/2 New cost basis reporting rules (important for those with taxable investment … [Read more...]