This week’s interview on Financial Insider Weekly is with Hilary Martin, CFP of The Family Wealth Consulting Group. We discuss whether you should convert your IRA or taxable retirement account to a Roth account in 2010.
Tax tips and developments relating to individuals
California has adopted tax credits for new home purchases and first-time homebuyers. The credits are available for qualified taxpayers who purchase a qualified residence on or after May 1, 2010 and before January 1, 2011. Since there are ceilings on the total credits available for all taxpayers, it will be wise to apply for them early.
On this week's interview on Financial Insider Weekly to be broadcast in San Jose and Campbell this Wednesday, April 7 we discuss hedging strategies for employee stock options, including incentive stock options (ISOs) and non-qualified stock options (NQOs).
The most significant tax increase for high-income taxpayers, for Medicare taxes, will become effective in 2013. There will be an additional 0.9% Medicare tax on earned income exceeding $200,000 for single persons and $250,000 for married persons filing joint returns. In addition, at 3.8% Medicare tax will apply to certain UNEARNED income.
This week's interview on Financial Insider Weekly to be broadcast in San Jose and Campbell this Wednesday, March 31, is with John Olagues, owner of Truth In Options. We discuss basic features of employee stock options, including incentive stock options (ISOs), non-qualified stock options (NQOs) and employee stock purchase plans (ESPPs).
This week's interview on Financial Insider Weekly to be broadcast in San Jose and Campbell this Wednesday, March 17, is with Tom Anderson, President and CEO of Pensco Trust. We discuss "Real Estate Investments In Your IRA or Roth Accounts".
Pension portability has been tremendously increased by the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Act of 2001 and the Pension Protection Act of 2006. With a few limitations, funds can be transferred from employer retiirement accounts to a Roth or IRA account and, in some case, from a Roth or IRA account to an employer retirement account.
Certain transactions aren't permitted for Roths and IRAs. They are called "prohibited transactions", and can be subject to penalties. In this post, I'm going to focus on prohibited transactions. I am only going to hit some highlights so you will be aware of some red flags.
It's easier to say what can't be held than what can be held in a Roth or IRA. You can't hold collectibles or life insurance contracts in a Roth or IRA. Roths and IRAs aren't permitted shareholders of S corporations, except for bank stock held on October 22, 2004, so S corporation stock generally is not a permitted investment for a Roth or IRA.
Many people aren’t aware that “tax exempt” entities, including charities and retirement plans, are subject to income taxes on certain types of income, called “unrelated business income.” How to apply the tax rules for unrelated business income is one of the more complex sections of the income tax laws.