The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that inherited IRAs do not qualify for a bankruptcy exemption; that is, they are not protected from creditors in bankruptcy. Clark, No. 13-299 (June 12, 2014).Read More
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Maryland businesses take note – the Maryland Senate and House are each considering bills which, if passed, would require businesses employing 5 or more employees to offer a qualified retirement plan (read: 401(k) or IRA) or join a state-created pool retirement fund. If the law takes effect, Maryland will be the first state in the nation to impose mandated retirement savings.Read More
You have just spent months working with your lawyer to draft an estate plan that suits your needs. You created one trust for your beloved second wife and another trust for your equally beloved children from your first marriage. In order to take advantage of the unlimited marital deduction currently available under the federal estate tax laws, you have made your kids the beneficiaries of your current wife’s marital trust upon her death. She will hopefully live a long time and be able to enjoy the benefits of your successful career and when she dies there will still be assets to provide for your children.Read More
Starting in 2010, individuals with an adjusted gross income over $100,000 will be able to take advantage of the benefits of a Roth IRA by converting a portion or all of a traditional IRA or rolling over retirement plan money into a Roth.Read More
The tax code requires that “minimum distributions” be taken from qualified defined contribution retirement plans, IRAs and annuities. In general, a required minimum distribution (RMD) is the smallest amount that must be withdrawn each year by the plan participant or IRA owner.Read More