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Tax Form 5498

Tax Form Focus: IRS Form 5498

If you own an IRA (including an inherited IRA), you should receive an IRS Form 5498 every year that a reportable event took place. IRA custodians use this form to report...

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Update: 2020 IRA Exemptions and Exceptions

With high hopes that 2021 will bring fewer last-minute, emergency changes to tax and IRA-related rules than we saw in 2020, now may be a good time to clear up...

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Withholding Tax

Will Taxes be Taken Out of My IRA Withdrawal?

If you want to take a specific dollar amount out of your IRA, which of the following would you request your IRA custodian to distribute? Exact amount Amount plus 10%...

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October 15 – Not Just the Last Day to File Your Tax Return

October 15 – Not Just the Last Day to File Your Tax Return

Although October 15 may not stand out as the date of a historic event or a celebrity’s birthday, it is well-known by many as the last day for filing federal...

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Roth versus Traditional Taxation

Do You Want to Pay Taxes Now or Later?

Understanding the Tax Benefits of Traditional & Roth IRAs In addition to saving for retirement, one of the main incentives for saving in an IRA is being able to take...

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The CARES Act

The CARES Act: Top 8 Changes It Brings To IRAs

On March 27, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. The $2.2 trillion aid represents an unprecedented initiative to support the U.S. economy during...

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