While the holiday season is ideally a time for family and friends, it is also a good time to review tax strategies for the current as well as the coming year. Tax planning includes possibilities such as tax-loss harvesting, choices of investment vehicles, order withdrawal optimization, and many others. Given the complexity of these considerations, it’s important to work with a trusted financial professional to best understand each approach and its implications. It’s also important to understand the economic climate’s effect on taxes, especially the impact of inflation. What should investors know as they plan for 2024?
Let’s be honest: It has not been a fun year in the markets. With the S&P 500 down more than 20% from its highs in January (and other major indices in similar territory), good news has been about as scarce as hen’s teeth. But they say that every cloud has a silver lining, and, as it turns out, there’s a bit of good news for investors, even when the markets are in the doldrums, as they are currently.
With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to consider your year-end charitable giving options. A little advance planning now can save you money when it comes time to write your check to Uncle Sam, next April 15. We offer tips and ideas for maximizing the benefit to your favorite charity while minimizing the tax bite.
The American Rescue Plan was signed into law on March 11 and there are several provisions that create tax planning opportunities. Here is a review of the most significant provisions for individuals.