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Form 5498

IRS Form 5498: What It Is and What The IRS Extension Means For Your IRA

IRA custodians must track all IRA contributions made throughout the year and generate IRS Form 5498, IRA Contribution Information, for each IRA to report contribution activity and the fair market...

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Coronavirus-related distributions - do you qualify

Coronavirus-Related Retirement Account Distributions: Do You Qualify?

Revised June 23, 2020, to reflect new guidance released by the IRS. The newly enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is designed to assist Americans affected by...

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CARES Act Waives RMDs in 2020

CARES Act Waives RMDs in 2020

Just as we were all getting used to the SECURE Act rule changes, the rules changed again. After a few quiet years on the legislative front, two major bills affecting...

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Have Business Income? Start a SEP Plan for Tax and Retirement Savings Benefits

If you earn income from being self-employed, you are eligible to start a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plan. A SEP plan is a business-sponsored retirement plan that allows you to...

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Crowdfunding investing in a Self-Directed IRA

Should You Invest Self-Directed IRA Assets in a Crowdfunding Platform?

Diversification is one of the biggest keys to investing success for self-directed IRA owners. By spreading your IRA assets out among a wide range of different asset types, you can...

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SECURE Act and Stretch IRAS

Inherited IRAS Won’t Stretch As Far As They Used To

Up until 2020, the “stretch IRA” concept was commonly used as an estate or legacy planning tool for IRA owners who wanted to leave a significant amount of tax-sheltered assets...

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