Now Might Be a Good Time for a Roth Conversion

Now Might Be a Good Time for a Roth Conversion One silver lining in the current bear market is that this could be a good time to convert assets from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. Converted assets are subject to federal income tax in the year of conversion, which might be a substantial […]
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CHIPs and Science Act Aims to Preserve US Technology Edge

CHIPs and Science Act Aims to Preserve U.S. Technology Edge The CHIPs and Science Act of 2022, signed into law on August 9, is a bipartisan legislation package that provides more than $50 billion in direct financial assistance for semiconductor companies to increase U.S.-based design, research, and manufacturing capabilities. In addition, the legislation authorizes nearly […]
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IRS Increases Standard Mileage Rates for Last Half of 2022

IRS Increases Standard Mileage Rates for Last Half of 2022 Due to recent increases in the price of fuel, the IRS has increased the optional standard mileage rates for computing the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, medical, and moving expense purposes for the second half of 2022. The standard mileage rate for […]
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Prepare Now for Future Emergencies

Prepare Now for Future Emergencies September is National Preparedness Month, part of an effort by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to raise public awareness and inspire disaster readiness. Most communities could be impacted by some type of natural disaster, whether it’s a wildfire, hurricane, tornado, earthquake, or flood. Here are some tips to help […]
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New Cancellation for Federal Student Loans and Delayed Repayment to 2023

New Cancellation for Federal Student Loans and Delayed Repayment to 2023 On August 24, 2022, just a few days before federal student loan repayment was set to resume, President Biden announced a plan for additional student loan debt relief. Federal student loan repayment was originally halted in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic. […]
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A Few Key Updates About Required Minimum Distributions

RMD Roundup: A Few Key Updates About Required Minimum Distributions As we approach the end of 2021, now might be a good time to take a closer look at a few developments surrounding required minimum distributions (RMDs). What Are RMDs? Once you reach age 72, you are required to take minimum distributions from your traditional […]
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Inflation Reduction Act: What You Should Know

Inflation Reduction Act: What You Should Know The Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law on August 16, 2022, includes health-care and energy-related provisions, a new corporate alternative minimum tax,  and an excise tax on certain corporate stock buybacks. Additional funding is also provided to the IRS. Some significant provisions in the Act are discussed below. […]
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