Individual Tax Breaks Retroactively Extended by the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014

Dear Client, On Dec. 16, 2014, Congress passed the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014,” (TIPA, or “the Act”), which the President recently signed into law. As explained in this Special Study, the Act extends a host of individual tax provisions, including the above-the-line deductions for higher education expenses and educators’ expenses, deductions for state…

How to Use a 401(k)-to-IRA Rollover to Boost a Future Health Premium Credit

Dear Tax Payer, If you are faced with retirement and/or separation of employment prior to your normal retirement age (65 or 66 for most of us) and have a situation where you must acquire health insurance prior to being eligible for medicare and have a 401 (k) rollover opportunity, then the article below may be of interest…

President Obama Directs Treasury to Create New myRA Accounts

Dear Tax Payer, As promised in his State of the Union address, President Obama has taken executive action and directed the Treasury Department to create a new retirement savings vehicle called a “myRA.” A White House spokesperson described a myRAs as being simple, safe, and affordable starter savings accounts to help low- and moderate-income taxpayers…