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Ed Slott, CPA, is one of the nation's top experts on retirement plans. For more than 30 years, he has educated both consumers and financial advisors on retirement tax-saving strategies. Most recently, he published Ed Slott's Retirement Decisions Guide: 2020 Edition and is the host of several popular public television specials, including his latest, Retire Safe & Secure! With Ed Slott.

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Bob Dylan’s tax planning could be tangled up in … green?

Monday, December 7, 2020

It ain't no lie. Bob Dylan has sold his immense collection of songs. The financial details were not disclosed, but most commentators estimate the deal is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. While one song Dylan did not write was “Taxman” (that was George Harrison), he may have been thinking about that when deciding to go through with this sale. (While “Johnny’s in the basement mixing up the medicine,” Dylan was “on the pavement thinking about the government.”)

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Last call for coronavirus-related distributions

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Time’s running out on coronavirus-related distributions. CRDs were created under the CARES Act but only for 2020 — technically only through Dec. 30. These are distributions that can be taken from an individual retirement account or company retirement plan by affected individuals, generally due to illness or loss of income resulting from the COVID pandemic. 

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The Five Best 2020 Tax Planning Ideas

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

2020 will be a year to remember for decades to come. In the world of tax and retirement planning, it’s brought opportunities for advisors to present to clients. But unlike those in other years, 2020’s opportunities should be seized now—taken advantage of before year’s end—because they may not be as effective afterward.

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What’s the deal with Trump’s taxes?

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Can you really make millions and pay little or nothing in taxes, and do it legally? Absolutely! Big corporations do it all the time. But so can certain individuals who have the right set of financial facts, specifically the right sources of income and losses.

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IRS provides expanded tax breaks for coronavirus-related distributions

Sunday, June 21, 2020

The IRS released new guidance Friday on taking coronavirus-related distributions from retirement plans in IRS Notice 2020-50.

Coronavirus-related distributions were created under the CARES Act to help those in need withdraw funds penalty-free from their retirement savings. The CARES Act also allows CRD income to be spread over three years and CRDs to be repaid within three years.

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