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Leaving a Legacy: Life Insurance vs. Roth IRAs

Leaving a Legacy: Life Insurance vs. Roth IRAs When considering the best way to leave your loved ones an inheritance, it’s important to be aware of the options available to you. While life insurance is a well-known option, Roth IRAs can be effective as well. Both can provide a tax-free legacy, but you should know… Read More

Planning For a Disclaimer – 5 Easy Steps

Estate Planning:  While it may seem unlikely, there are situations where beneficiaries decide to turn down an inheritance. Whether it’s to avoid the taxes associated with the assets, or to pass them along to another beneficiary, a disclaimer can help a beneficiary with the option to refuse an inheritance. Executing a disclaimer, however, is not… Read More

Calculating IRD Deduction

If you’re the recent beneficiary of a loved one’s retirement assets, you may be unaware of an income tax deduction available to you called the income in respect of a decedent (IRD) deduction. When certain inherited assets, such as IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement accounts are hit with both federal estate and income tax, this… Read More

Calculating Non-Spouse Beneficiary Distributions

Have you recently inherited an IRA as a non-spouse beneficiary? If so, then you will soon be required to determine exactly how much will need to be taken as your first required minimum distribution. There are ways to “stretch” the tax benefits of these accounts by leaving them in an IRA as long as possible;… Read More

Planning for a Disclaimer in 5 Easy Steps

Planning for a Disclaimer in 5 Easy Steps Saying “no thanks” to an inheritance might seem like a crazy idea to most, but don’t count it out until you know all the benefits. A disclaimer allows a beneficiary to refuse an inheritance, and as long as the rules are followed properly, it also lets the… Read More

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