This year we get to file our 2020 tax return on May 17, 2021 instead of the normal April 15, 2021. But what you really need are powerful tax-reduction strategies.
As I write this article, typical retirement investment options are: 0.88% coupon interest on a 10-year and 1.63% on a 30-year U.S. Treasury Bond; 1% or less on bank CDs; and 2.02% average dividend yield and 4.57% compound growth rate before fees over the last 21 years on S&P 500 stocks.
We’ve just lived through an amazingly turbulent 2020, where the coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives of tens of millions of Americans.
As I write this article, it looks more likely that Joe Biden will become the next U.S. President. If the Democrats win the runoff for the 2 Senate seats in Georgia, they will control the Senate, House, and the Presidency.
In previous articles, I’ve listed the main benefit of a Roth IRA Conversion. You will have no tax on unlimited earnings for your and spouse’s life; and for the first 10 years that your heirs inherit your Roth IRA.
According to the Tax Foundation, America will spend more on taxes (including federal, state, and local) than it will on food, clothing, and housing combined. This is especially true for retirees that own a free and clear primary home.
Many Americans say they want to be a millionaire, but it’s just a dream for most. Credit-Suisse reports that in 2020 there were 18.6 million individuals (representing 11.8 million households) that had a net worth of at least $1 million or more. This is 3% of the U.S. population.
Trillions are held in traditional IRAs and 401(k)s. However, this creates a ticking tax time bomb because any money withdrawn is taxed as ordinary income (think wages or profits from any small business you own). You got a tax deduction from your original deposit and your earnings were tax-deferred until you pulled money out (typically in retirement). If you had deposited $250,000 over the decades while working, and were lucky enough for it to be worth $1 million at retirement, all $1 million will be taxed as ordinary income when you spend it.