Ed Slott is a nationally recognized IRA distribution specialist, professional speaker, television personality, and best-selling author. He is known for his unparalleled ability to turn advanced tax strategies into understandable, actionable, and entertaining advice. This is the most interesting conversation we’ve ever had about taxes.
News & Press
In this episode of Human Capital, Ed Slott of Ed Slott & Co. relays important tax advice related to potential changes to the stepped-up basis and estate tax, and also warns that the potential boosting of the required minimum distribution age to 75 is likely “useless,” and that lawmakers may actually be “creating a bigger problem” with such a change.
Congress passed several relief bills to ease the financial burdens on struggling American workers during the pandemic. A provision of The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act allowed workers of any age to withdraw up to $100,000 penalty-free from their company-sponsored 401(k) plan or individual retirement account in 2020.
Saving money for retirement can be hard, especially if you are behind or cannot save much. For some people retirement is the last thing on their mind. Just contributing 1% of your salary to retirement savings to start and slowly increasing that contribution can make a big difference over time.
f you’re young and saving for retirement, it’s “not even a question” which type of investment account you should choose, says IRA expert Ed Slott, a certified public accountant and founder of Ed Slott & Company. “You should always invest through a Roth IRA,” he says. “To start building your retirement account from dollar one tax-free is the Holy Grail.”
President Joe Biden campaigned on a promise to not raise taxes on middle-class Americans. But a little-known provision in his proposed tax reforms could do just that.
One way the Biden tax plan may try to raise revenue to fund the administration’s $3 trillion infrastructure bill is by changing the way capital gains taxes are administered at death.
Both Roth IRAs and Roth employer plans have been available for many years, and by now most advisers and their clients, are aware of the substantial value of these accounts. Roth accounts can provide years of tax-free earnings and withdrawals.
While retirement savers may be aware of these benefits, many count themselves out too soon by mistakenly believing they are not eligible to contribute.
Ed Slott doesn't look the part of media megastar.
The bespectacled, silver-haired certified public accountant can walk near his office in Rockville Centre or his home in Oceanside unrecognized and unaccosted.
But in the world of retirement advice, the Slott brand is nearly everywhere.