Krilogy Tax Update | December 9, 2022

Roth Conversions in a Bear Market 2022 has been a difficult year for investors, but the market decline can present the potential to capitalize on a long-term tax savings plan by converting traditional IRA funds to a Roth IRA. What Is a Roth IRA? Roth IRAs are individual retirement accounts that are set up with contributions from assets on which…

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The IRS Waives Missed RMD Penalty for Certain Required Minimum Distributions

On October 7th, 2022, the IRS released Notice 2022-53 announcing they intend to waive the 50% excise tax on certain required minimum distributions (RMDs) from retirement plans in 2021 and 2022. Listed below is a brief backstory to get you up to speed. Backstory: In December 2019, Congress passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019…

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Tax Relief for Missouri Flood Victims

The Internal Revenue Service and Missouri Department of Revenue have granted tax relief for victims affected in the severe storms and flooding that began July 25, 2022. Individuals and households affected by the severe storms and flooding qualify for tax relief if the individual resides or has a business located in: The Independent City of St. Louis; Montgomery County; St….

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Why do I still owe taxes?

There can be many answers to this question, but for the vast majority of U.S. tax filers paid as W-2 employees, the likely culprit is the under withholding of taxes. There are several things that may occur during the year that can lead to a shortfall of tax withholding. Because of this possibility, we encourage you to review your W-4…

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Top Ten Common Mistakes to Avoid as You Prepare for Tax Season

The Krilogy® Tax team is gearing up for another successful tax season, and we want to help you feel as confident and prepared as possible. As we kick off the season, we wanted to share a few common tax mistakes that we have come across recently to help you avoid doing the same before you file your 2021 tax return….

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Qualified Charitable Distributions

At Krilogy, we work with clients through all phases of their retirement planning, investment strategies, and tax strategies. A key point in this journey occurs when a client reaches 72 years old, the age at which they must begin taking Required Minimum Distributions (“RMD”) from their retirement accounts. However, in some cases the individual may not want or need this…

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Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was enacted as part of President Biden’s plan to help facilitate the United States’ recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill was signed into law March 11, 2021. The legislation includes the expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC). The expansion only applies for the 2021 tax year and is based on…

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Year-End Tax Planning Strategies

The year is quickly wrapping up, but there is still time to review your tax situation and identify opportunities that may reduce your tax obligation. The Krilogy Tax team has assembled a list of timely planning ideas for clients’ consideration at year-end. 1. Roth IRA conversions Pre-tax retirement accounts are a ticking time bomb, because their future tax liability grows…

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Tax Planning in an Election Year and Uncertainty

In the past 50 years, there has been major tax overhaul about every decade. If you were born before 1980 you might remember the highest tax rate was 70%! However, in the last few years we have seen three of the most substantial tax changes in recent history: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, the Setting Every…

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How do the new tax laws affect my 529 plan?

Quality education is something worth saving for, so why not use a plan that offers incredible income tax breaks? 529 plans can be used for college savings and prepaid tuition plans and are a great option for either saving for yourself or your child. However, it’s important to understand how new tax laws affect the rules for 529 plans. What…

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