IRA

The House Passes the SECURE Act

Many Americans do not have enough saved for retirement, with only 51% of workers having access to a work place retirement plani. In an effort to bridge the savings gap, a number of bills have been introduced to Congress this year. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019, known as the …

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Gray Divorce: Dividing Assets Can Impact Retirement

Although most people who marry hope their unions will last forever, about 50% of first marriages in the United States end in divorce.1 Individuals age 50 and older are still less likely to get divorced than those who are younger. Even so, the divorce rate for Americans under age 40 has declined since 1990, while …

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Retirement Contribution Limits Increase in 2019

The IRS has announced retirement contribution limits for 2019.  It will be the first time in six years that Individual Retirement Accounts have seen an increase! Contribution limits will increase not only for IRAs, but for 401(k) and other defined contribution plans as well. The IRA annual contribution cap will increase from $5,500 to $6,000.  …

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Protect Your Heirs by Naming a Trust as IRA Beneficiary

Often, tax-qualified retirement accounts such as IRAs make up a significant part of one’s estate. Naming beneficiaries of an IRA can be an important part of an estate plan. One option is designating a trust as the IRA beneficiary. This discussion applies to traditional IRAs, not to Roth IRAs. Special considerations apply to beneficiary designations …

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Is There A New One-Rollover-Per-Year Rule for IRAs?

Yes–starting in 2015. The Internal Revenue Code says that if you receive a distribution from an IRA, you can’t make a tax-free (60-day) rollover into another IRA if you’ve already completed a tax-free rollover within the previous 12 months. The long-standing position of the IRS, reflected in Publication 590 and proposed regulations, was that this …

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