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.”
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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.
Christine Benz: Hi, I'm Christine Benz for Morningstar. With most taxpayers claiming the standard deduction, that means they don't receive credit for charitable giving on their tax returns. Joining me to discuss some charitable giving strategies is Ed Slott. He is a tax and retirement expert, and he is also the author of a new book called "The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb."
As new $1,400 stimulus checks start arriving, some people may be asking why they received less than they were expecting — or no money at all.
This third round of direct federal payments was authorized by Congress and President Joe Biden earlier this month through the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.
Do you have clients who took coronavirus-related distributions, or CRDs, in 2020? If so, they face an immediate decision about how to include the CRD in taxable income. They also must decide whether to repay the CRD and, if so, the optimal time to make repayment.
Christine Benz: Hi, I'm Christine Benz for Morningstar. The SECURE Act, passed in late 2019, brought about the demise of the so-called "stretch IRA." Joining me to discuss the implications for tax and retirement planning is tax and retirement expert, Ed Slott. He is the author of a new book called The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb.