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Is My Company Stock Appreciated? I Want to Utilize NUA

This week's Slott Report Mailbag follows up on Jeffrey Levine's capital gains tax strategy using a free step-up in basis and answers a question on net unrealized appreciation (NUA) benefits.

Another RMD Conundrum: How Can I Liquidate My IRA With RMDs Approaching?

This week's Slott Report Mailbag answers a consumer's question on how to handle taxes with charitable gifts and walks a husband through the complicated process of moving IRA funds to a Roth IRA while facing required minimum distributions (RMDs). As always, we recommend you work with a competent, educated financial advisor to keep your retirement nest egg safe and secure.

How Do I Make Sure My Children Can Utilize the Stretch IRA?

Another edition of the Slott Report Mailbag examines the power and process behind a stretch IRA and answers a tricky question about using the cost basis of employer stock to satisfy required minimum distributions (RMDs).

11 NUA Don'ts

As with most IRA/tax strategies, the net unrealized appreciation (NUA) strategy comes with a few “don’ts.” Any one of these could mean a loss of your ability to take advantage of the NUA tax benefit.

Why NUA is the Tax Break You Don't Want to Miss

When you leave an employer, you may assume that the right move is to roll over your retirement funds to an IRA. Not so fast! For many people, a rollover will be a smart decision. However, don’t assume that is always the way to go. In some cases, as strange as it may sound, taking a lump sum distribution and paying taxes is a smart choice. You may be wondering how that could be possible. Read on to see why a tax break called Net Unrealized Appreciation (NUA) may make taking that distribution a good choice.

Is My Net Unrealized Appreciation Option Lost Forever?

This edition of The Slott Report Mailbag looks at minimizing the upfront tax impact of a Roth IRA conversion, highlights the 401(k) and SEP IRA contribution limits and answers a question on the BIGGEST planning opportunity in the tax code - net unrealized appreciation.

It's Time to Move Assets Out of Your Company Plan - What Are The Options?

There has been a lot of talk, and some new regulations, regarding advice given to plan participants when they have the opportunity to move funds out of their employer plan. Let's use an example to illustrate the options available.

Final Obama Budget Proposal Heavy on Retirement Account Changes (Again!)

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2017 Budget – his final budget proposal as President of the United States. Having seen none of his 14 retirement account-related proposals from last year’s budget enacted, the President has included them all again in this year’s budget. In addition, this year’s budget features one additional significant retirement account-related change. In this article, you will find a complete list of the 15 provisions in the President’s budget that directly relate to retirement accounts. For each, you’ll see whether they are new or carryovers from previous years, a description of each, as well as some commentary to provide insight and perspective.

Does a Qualified Charitable Distribution Count Towards My Yearly RMD?

This week's Slott Report Mailbag examines how to take advantage of net unrealized appreciation (NUA) - one of the BIGGEST breaks in the tax code - along with answers to two questions on qualified charitable distributions (QCDs).

3 Rules You Must Know About the 3.8% Surtax

The rules governing the 3.8% surtax are incredibly complicated, and it is unlikely that you will ever need to know more than a handful of them. If you have an IRA or other retirement account, that handful of rules likely includes one or more of the three discussed in this article.

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