Tag Archives: Retirement

IRS announces 401(k) limit increases to $20,500

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The contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan has been increased from $19,500 to $20,500 beginning with the 2022 calendar year. Additionally, the income ranges for determining eligibility to make deductible contributions to traditional Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs), to contribute to Roth IRAs, […]

The Smartest Way to Minimize Tax on a ROTH IRA Conversion

Considering converting your Traditional IRA into a Roth IRA? You’re not alone. Many of my clients are wondering if they should convert their IRA now and pay tax on the conversion this year, or wait till next year when tax rates may be lower. If you are already sold on converting to a Roth IRA, you […]

What Is The True Cost Of An Early Withdrawal From Your 401(k)?

Tapping into your 401(k) as if it were a rainy day fund should always be a last resort. Many individuals are not aware of the negative tax implications of an early withdrawal from a retirement account. Before we go more in-depth, here are the key take-aways: Borrowing or taking early withdrawals from your 401(k) can […]

Proposed Increases to the Social Security wage base

The Social Security Administration’s Office of the Chief Actuary (OCA) has projected an increase in the current Social Security wage base from $118,500 (2015 & 2016) to $126,000 for 2017. This is bad news for those who are self-employed, operating as either a sole-proprietorship or a single-member LLC (SMLLC). Based on this estimate, each self-employed […]