Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view the online version.

 


   


December 17, 2015

 
Frazer LLP
 
 

Hi There!,

After you reach age 70½, you must take annual required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your IRAs (except Roth IRAs) and, generally, from your defined contribution plans (such as 401(k) plans). You also could be required to take RMDs if you inherited a retirement plan (including Roth IRAs).

If you don’t comply — which usually requires taking the RMD by December 31 — you can owe a penalty equal to 50% of the amount you should have withdrawn but didn’t.

So, should you withdraw more than the RMD? Taking only RMDs generally is advantageous because of tax-deferred compounding. But a larger distribution in a year your tax bracket is low may save tax.

Be sure, however, to consider the lost future tax-deferred growth and, if applicable, whether the distribution could: 1) cause Social Security payments to become taxable, 2) increase income-based Medicare premiums and prescription drug charges, or 3) affect other tax breaks with income-based limits.

Also keep in mind that, while retirement plan distributions aren’t subject to the additional 0.9% Medicare tax or 3.8% net investment income tax (NIIT), they are included in your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI). That means they could trigger or increase the NIIT, because the thresholds for that tax are based on MAGI.

For more information on RMDs or tax-savings strategies for your retirement plan distributions, please contact us in Brea, 714.990.1040 or Visalia, 559.732.4135, or click the button below to schedule an appointment.


 
 
 
 
Web_Tax_Guide_cover.jpg  
Online Tax Planning Guide

With many valuable tax provisions having expired Dec. 31, 2014 — not to mention continued uncertainty about tax reform — tax planning is more complicated yet more important than ever. To save the most, you need to not only take advantage of every tax break you’re entitled but also be prepared to act quickly if tax legislation is signed into law. This is exactly what our Tax Planning Guide is designed to help you do.

As you look through the guide, please note the strategies and tax law provisions that apply to your situation or that you would like to know more about. Then, call your Frazer LLP tax advisor with any questions you may have about these or other tax matters or click the button below.

Schedule An Appointment



 


 
 

Frazer LLP | 135 S. State College Blvd., Brea, CA
You received this email because you are subscribed to Marketing Information from Frazer LLP.
If you prefer not to receive emails from Frazer LLP you may unsubscribe or set your email preferences.