Tax planning is not strictly for the April deadline. Taxpayers have opportunities year-round to minimize their overall tax bill. These include bunching deductions, tax loss selling and income deferral. For more information on how these methods can help reduce your tax liability, read this C.P.A. Insight.
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 created a hybrid retirement plan called the Defined Benefit 401(k), which combines a defined benefit plan, based on final average pay with a safe-harbor 401(k). This plan becomes available January 1, 2010. For more information on the specifics of this plan, read this C.P.A. Insight
Companies can choose from several different types of retirement plans, each with a varying levels of complexity and involvement in the way of employer contributions. For more information on the contribution limits and requirements for several common plans, read this C.P.A. Insight.
SIMPLE plans have eligibility and contribution requirements like most other employer-sponsored retirement plans, however, they allow employees to save a generous amount for retirement. For details on the types of SIMPLE plans and some of the rules that govern them, read this C.P.A. Insight.
The following is a compilation of a number of tax breaks available to self-employed individuals and/or small business owners. Some can be implemented before year’s end, providing benefits for your 2011 return, while others will provide planning opportunities for 2012.
Tax expert Marian Macleod-Elliott, C.P.A. joins “Money Talks” to discuss the expiring tax provisions for individuals.
With about a month left in the year, there is plenty you can do to improve your tax situation. Read this Tax Strategist for more.