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Ed Slott: Act Now on Historically Low Tax Rates

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Our guest on the podcast is retirement and tax expert, Ed Slott. He is president and founder of Ed Slott and Company, which provides retirement and tax planning education to investment advisors and financial institutions. Ed has written several books including the recently published Ed Slott's Retirement Decisions Guide: 2020 Edition and Fund Your Future: A Tax-Smart Savings Plan in Your 20s and 30s.

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When Siblings Can’t Agree on What to Do With an Elderly Parent

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

My siblings and I are at odds over how to care for our mother, who is widowed and not in the best of health. She wants to continue living at home, but two of us think she needs to move to an assisted-living community. (A setting that seems problematic at best, given the coronavirus.) And if she moves, there’s no agreement about whether she should stay in the same area or move close to one of us. Any ideas about how to tackle this?

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IRS Provides Relief for Retirees on Required Distributions

Monday, June 22, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service issued a notice Tuesday that people who took required distributions from retirement accounts this year can put the money back.

On March 27, President Trump signed into law a measure that suspends for 2020 the required minimum distributions, or RMDs, many retirees must take from tax-deferred 401(k) and individual retirement accounts.

 

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IRS Grants Broad And Surprising Rollover Relief To All Who Took 2020 RMDs From IRAs & 401(k)s

Monday, June 22, 2020

Anybody who took a required minimum distribution from a retirement account in 2020 should take a look at new IRS guidance that says those who took a 2020 RMD can roll the money back into a retirement plan by August 31.

IRS Notice 2020-51 provides rollover relief with respect to waived RMDs, permits repayments to inherited IRAs, and includes Q&As for employers and employees navigating the 2020 RMD waivers and rollovers.

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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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