As you plan for retirement, it's important to consider tax optimization strategies to minimize your tax liabilities. Here are three key ways to optimize taxes in retirement, based on information from sources published between 2022 and 2023. Consider the Tax Structure of Your State and Locality Consider living in a tax-friendly state. Many states offer [...]
When you’ve made your small business both your livelihood and retirement plan, there’s a lot to sort out when you’re ready to sell it. Brian answers a question from the mailbag from someone ready to wash his hands of owning and running a storage facility. What can he do to avoid a big tax bill?
Are you prone to making these major mistakes when it comes to taxes and overpaying? You have to be looking at your income and looking at your deductions and strategize in order to avoid major tax mistakes. Are you doing everything you can do? One of the keys to cutting taxes is timing. What other strategies should you keep in mind?
Even as tax season winds down, it’s still important that you consider tax strategy as part of your financial picture. Many couples file jointly, and while it can sometimes help save on your taxes, it isn’t always the best option in each case! Here are some important factors to consider if you are filing taxes [...]
When you meet with a financial advisor are they addressing your entire portfolio? More than simply IRAs and Roth investments, your advisor should see the whole picture. A major part of the picture is understanding tax-efficient investing. From 1031 exchanges to municipal bonds, you want to make sure to leverage your best options.
What if you could reduce one of your biggest expenses? For some, taxes are a major expense, so it’s vital that you are strategic about your taxes, both now and in the future. If your tax rate is in the high 20s and 30s, that bill could amount to a high portion of your total costs. In this episode, Brian talks through several strategies people consider when it comes to minimizing taxes and whether you should incorporate them into your financial plan.
Tax season is fast approaching, so you may find yourself with some important tax questions. This article will cover some of the pitfalls of this process to make sure that you get the most out of your taxes this year. Don’t file too early! You may be eager to file your taxes to get your [...]
With the new year in full swing, tax season is just around the corner. Filing federal income taxes can be a long and complicated process, and mistakes are bound to happen here and there. As many of us know, these small mistakes can cost you big in tax returns and penalties. That's why it never [...]
Taxes are among the most common concern for people in retirement. You might be wondering how to start thinking about your tax strategy so you aren’t taxed more than you need to be. These three mistakes can help start the conversation about what a comprehensive tax strategy might look like for you. Taking Too Much [...]