posts by Anne Zavaglia - Beacon Hill Investment Advisory, LLC

SECURE Act Can Have Big Impact on your Estate Plan & Trusts

Authored by Logan Philipps, Esq. and Anne Zavaglia, CFP® When President Trump signed the SECURE Act at the end of 2019, it could easily have escaped your notice during the holiday season. While time will tell if this law aimed to encourage greater retirement savings achieves its aims, there’s no question it has a direct …

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The SECURE Act Signed into Law

President Trump signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, better known as the SECURE Act, into law December 20.  Included in the federal government’s recent spending bill, the Secure Act is designed to help Americans increase and preserve their retirement savings. The provisions in the SECURE Act bring a number of changes, …

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Charitable Giving for Retirees

Retirees age 70.5 and older must take required minimum distributions (RMDs) annually from their Traditional IRA accounts. The RMDs are counted as taxable income in the year distribution is taken. Combined with Social Security benefits and other income sources, RMDs often push many people into higher tax brackets.  Retirees that find themselves in these brackets …

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Roth 5 Year Waiting Period Rules

There are some unclear and misunderstood rules that exist for ROTH IRA distributions. Qualified Distributions, which are both tax and penalty free, are distributions that occur 5 years after the first Roth IRA account is established, and the account holder is over age 59.5. For all other distributions, unless there is an exception, distributions may …

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Leverage Your 401(k) to Build Roth Earnings

Many investors are familiar with the “Backdoor Roth” IRA, which is an indirect way to contribute to a Roth when they are not eligible to contribute directly due to income limitations on Roth investors. Even in those circumstances, some investors can take advantage of a lesser-known Roth contribution dubbed the “Mega Backdoor Roth.” It’s called …

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