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O-Zones (Opportunity Zones): Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 brought about a new type of investment offering, Opportunity Zones, which provide a unique way of mitigating capital gains tax. It’s been reported that Qualified Opportunity Funds have raised over over $6.7 billion thru December 2019, and that there are over 200 available funds. Keep reading to learn more about O-Zones and their tax benefits, and to explore the characteristics of an investor that might consider this opportunity.

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Stretch IRA – What Proposed Legislation Could Do to Your Wealth Transfer Plans

Two retirement reform bills (the SECURE Act and RESA) have been circling around Washington, and if passed, may make significant changes to many retirement and estate plans. Notably, the proposed changes outlined in the bill(s) have meaningful implications as the rules on inherited IRA’s are up for debate. Both the House and Senate have different views on the technical aspects of how tax shelters for inherited wealth could be reduced. Read our blog to learn about the differences in proposed changes for “Stretch IRA’s” and what they could mean for tax planning, wealth accumulation and wealth transfer.

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Charitable Giving: Breaking Down the 60% Deduction

The current low interest rate environment affords savvy financial planners certain tax planning strategies that leverage charitable giving. These strategies utilize charitable contribution limits, as a percentage of Adjusted Gross Income (AGI), to plan and mitigate taxes in the current year and up to the next five. This article explores the new 60% deduction introduced by Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) of 2017.

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