The Need for Estate Planning

Posted By Jordon Rosen, CPA, MSP, AEP With the basic exclusion amount over $11.5 million and growing, along with the availability to port a married decedent’s unused exclusion, most individuals will not have a federal or state estate tax liability. For this and other reasons, many Americans are wrongfully thinking there is no longer the need for estate planning. This … Continued

SECURE Act: Changes to IRA Contributions and Retirement Plan Distributions

Posted By Jordon Rosen, CPA, MST, AEP The SECURE Act made several positive changes including expanding the availability of being able to contribute to an IRA beyond age 70 ½ and increasing the age to 72 for when individuals have to begin taking retirement plan distributions. The Act, with certain exceptions, does away with the “stretch IRA” and replaces it … Continued

COVID-19 Rules for Hardship Distributions and Loans

Posted By Jordon Rosen, CPA, MST, AEP In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed the CARES Act which provides qualified individuals the ability to take hardship distributions from their IRA or employer plan during 2020 and either report the income over a 3-year period or repay the distributions within 3 years and avoid paying any tax. The Act also … Continued