For Private Corporations and Their Employees, IRS Provides Initial Guidance on New Tax Benefit for Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service has offered guidance on a recent tax law change that allows qualified employees of privately-held corporations to defer paying income tax, for up to five years, on the value of qualified stock options and restricted stock units (RSUs) granted to them by their …

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Understanding Spouses’ Benefits

The following article was published by the SSA. Marriage is a cultural institution that exists all over the world. Having a partner means sharing many things including a home and other property. Understanding how your future retirement might affect your spouse is important. When you’re planning for your fun and vibrant golden years, here are …

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401(k) Contribution Limit Increases to $19,000 for 2019; IRA Limit Increases to $6,000

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service has announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2019. The IRS issued technical guidance detailing these items in Notice 2018-83. Highlights of Changes for 2019 The contribution limit for employees who participate …

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What to Do about a Retirement Plan for Your Business?

The following article was published by the SBA. According to the Census Bureau, only 45 percent of workers at companies with 1 to 49 employees had access to a retirement plan. This percentage jumped to 76 percent at companies with 50 to 99 employees, and to 90 percent for companies with 100 or more employees. …

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Facts to Help Taxpayers Understand Individual Retirement Arrangements

The following article was published by the IRS. Individual Retirement Arrangements – better known simply as IRAs – are accounts into which someone can deposit money to provide financial security when they retire. A taxpayer can set up an IRA with a: bank or other financial institution life insurance company mutual fund stockbroker Here are …

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Retirees with Pension Income Should Do a Paycheck Checkup ASAP

The following article was published by the IRS. Retirees should do a Paycheck Checkup to make sure they are paying enough tax during the year by using the Withholding Calculator, available on IRS.gov. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted in December 2017, changed the way tax is calculated for most taxpayers, including retirees. Because …

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5 Facts You Might Not Know About Social Security

The following article was published by the SSA. Most people know at least something about Social Security. For decades, Social Security has been providing valuable information and tools to help you build financial security. Here’s your opportunity to find out a little more, with some lesser-known facts about Social Security. 1. Social Security pays benefits …

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