Individuals nearing retirement have many timely decisions to navigate. For those who hold shares of their employer’s stock in an employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a profit-sharing plan or an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), it’s an opportune time to determine how to best leverage the appreciated stock by exploring net unrealized appreciation (NUA) tax strategies to support your long-term financial goals. Qualifying Events When certain qualifying events and triggers are met, ... [Continue Reading]
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At CCM, we believe an integrated financial plan is key to best supporting our clients in fulfilling their financial goals. In our experience, families benefit most from integration that incorporates investment, estate, tax, retirement, risk management, and philanthropic plans. Since qualified charitable distributions (QCDs) and donor advised funds (DAFs) are tax-efficient charitable giving strategies, their impact is significant across three of the disciplines CCM emphasizes and, thus, the ... [Continue Reading]
On March 29, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022 by a strong bi-partisan vote of 414-5.1 The measure is commonly referred to as the SECURE Act 2.0 because it is a follow-up to the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019, which first made sweeping changes to retirement savings plans. Following are some highlights of the bill that passed the House and features of the Senate version currently in ... [Continue Reading]
Your birthday this year could mark an important tax and financial planning milestone. Following are opportunities and considerations as we move into 2022. Age 50 » Catch-up contributions of up to $6,500 can be made to your employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a 401(k), or up to $1,000 to a Traditional or Roth IRA. You can make the full catch-up contribution if you reach age 50 at any point in 2022. Age 55 » You can make a catch-up contribution of up to $1,000 to your Health Savings ... [Continue Reading]
In July, Minnesota joined at least 15 other states by enacting a new pass‐through entity tax election available to business entities taxed as S Corporations or Partnerships. The pass‐through entity tax election is effective for tax years beginning in 2021, and allows qualifying business entities to pay state income taxes on the business income to Minnesota at the entity level rather than at the individual level. Why Would a Business Entity Make the Election? The new law serves as a ... [Continue Reading]