New Retirement Account Rules Take Effect

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, or SECURE Act, was passed by Congress in late December 2019. This new law modifies the features of the retirement accounts that you may already have, and generally makes it easier for people to use these accounts to save for retirement. Here are a few highlights […]

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2020 Tax Brackets and Limits Announced

The IRS recently updated tax brackets and some limits for 2020, using information based on the Consumer Price Index published by the Department of Labor. Use these early figures to start developing your tax strategies for next year. Tax Brackets in 2020 Marginal Rate Single Filers Joint Filers 0% Less than $9,875 Less than $19,750 […]

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2020 Social Security Changes Announced

The Social Security Administration announced a 1.6 percent boost to monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for 2020. The increase is based on the rise in the Consumer Price Index over the past 12 months ending in September 2019. For those still contributing to Social Security through wages, the potential maximum income […]

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Save Money with These Year-End Tips

The end of the year is coming on fast, but there’s still time to reduce your potential tax obligation and save money this year (and maybe even next). Here are some ideas to consider: Estimate your 2019 and 2020 taxable income. With these estimates you can determine which year receives the greatest benefit from a […]

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