Income Ranges for Determining IRA Eligibility Change for 2021

This article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service has announced cost‑of‑living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2021. Highlights of changes for 2021 The income ranges for determining eligibility to make deductible contributions to traditional Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs), to contribute to Roth IRAs and [...]

Changed Your Name After Marriage or Divorce?

This video was published by the IRS. If you changed your name after a recent marriage, divorce, or for some other reason, you need to notify the Social Security Administration of that change before you file your tax return. Otherwise, IRS computers can't match your new name with your Social Security number. Names that don't match [...]

Major Changes to Retirement Plans Due to COVID-19

This article was published by the IRS.  Qualified individuals affected by COVID-19 may be able to withdraw up to $100,000 from their eligible retirement plans, including IRAs, between January 1 and December 30, 2020. These coronavirus-related distributions aren't subject to the 10% additional tax that generally applies to distributions made before reaching age 59 and a [...]

Gift Tax

This video was published by the IRS. If you give money or property to someone as a gift, you (the giver) may need to file a federal gift tax return. But that's only if your gift was greater than a certain dollar amount called the Annual Exclusion Amount. The IRS Form 709 instructions list the Annual [...]

Check Tax Withholdings Now as the Last Quarter of 2020 Begins

This article was published by the IRS.  The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that now is the perfect time to review their tax withholding and payments to avoid a surprise when filing next year. An adjustment or two made now may boost take home pay or allow taxpayers to pay more in the last quarter of 2020 [...]

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