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I would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to our clients and our web followers of Makara & Associates. This month marks our company’s 5th Year Anniversary. We could not have achieved this continued success without the support of our clients and people like you.

Due to this continued growth, I am happy to announce that we have welcomed two new staff members to our team at Makara & Associates. We would like to introduce you to Stan English and Theresa Cosey. Please feel free to contact them at any time with questions regarding your tax returns or other accounting needs.

As we advance into 2012, the staff at Makara & Associates is continuing to find ways to ensure that you receive unparalleled customer service. In addition to increasing our staff, we have also created online resources which provide you with information and answers to your questions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Some of these resources include a new website, www.Makara-Assoc.com. This website provides you with in-depth information about various services that are available to you through Makara & Associates. It also includes a “Learn More” page, which outlines common questions about accounting practices, payroll, tax planning, controllership, Social Security, Quickbooks, and much more, providing you with comprehensive answers to these questions. In addition, we have also implemented a Blog site, www.cashflowplanningforlife.com, which further provides tips and informational resources about everything to do with accounting and financial stability for you, your family, and your business.

Again, we thank you for your continued loyalty to Makara & Associates, your referrals, and for your help in making the past 5 years a success. We look forward to many more to come!

Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Holiday season and a happy, prosperous New Year!

Sincerely,

Mark Makara and the Staff at Makara & Associates

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If you buy your parents’ home and rent it back to them…

…you can create a nice tax break.

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2009’s estate tax rate was 45%, and…

the 2009’s highest income tax rate was 35%, so:

If your estate was larger than the 2009 exemption amount of $3.5 million you may have been able to save 10% in estate taxes by converting to a Roth IRA.

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If you’re a 401(k) plan owner, be sure to…

…review your 401(k) plan(s), because some will allow distributions while you are still employed.

You can convert a distribution directly from a 401(k) into a Roth IRA, be sure not to overlook this option.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about Roth IRA’s, or think I can help you in any other ways, contact me, or give me a call at (239) 384-9688.

– Mark

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This information is based on facts, assumptions and representations as stated and authorities that are subject to change.  We will not update this information for subsequent legislative or administrative changes of future judicial interpretations.

LEGAL NOTICE AND DISCLAIMER:  The information within this post is for informational and educational purposes only and is not tax advice and should not be used as such.  The facts of each individual situation can have significantly different outcomes when applying tax law.  The hiring of a CPA is an important decision not to be based solely on advertisements.

Roth IRA – Tax Diversification In Retirement

Posted by Mark On April 22nd

Having options is the key to making the right decision at the right time.

Creating “Roth assets” today, by conversion or yearly contributions, will provide you options in retirement.

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2010 Estate Tax Becomes Clearer

Posted by Mark On December 4th

I just received this update this morning, and this begins to clarify the 2010 Estate Tax…

WSJ-Article

Be sure to check out the full article on the Wall Street Journal!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, call me at (239) 384-9688, or visit my web site at: www.Makara-Assoc.com.

-Mark

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This information is based on facts, assumptions and representations as stated and authorities that are subject to change. We will not update this information for subsequent legislative or administrative changes of future judicial interpretations.
LEGAL NOTICE AND DISCLAIMER: The information within this blog is for informational and educational purposes only and is not tax advice and should not be used as such. The facts of each individual situation can have significantly different outcomes when applying tax law. The hiring of a CPA is an important decision not to be based solely on advertisements.