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Cash Flow Planning for Life

Helping you reach your personal & professional financial goals.

Have you put off planning for your retirement because you find it daunting and intimidating? Are you familiar with the “3 Key Plans” you need to have in place to build a solid retirement plan?

Retirement Plan

Visualize yourself on a “three-legged stool”, each leg is a different plan that is vital to your retirement planning. All three legs have one thing in common – all of them need to support you! Each leg must be strong, balanced, and able to support you during your retirement.

So what are the three plans?

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Have you reviewed your tax and investment planning for your portfolio lately?

Investment Planning

This is the second installment of 2013 and Beyond Tax Planning
which can also be downloaded from our eBook library.

It can be difficult to stay on top of all the changes, especially the changes at the end of 2012. You are probably wondering if it is time to meet with your tax advisor.

Here are some helpful facts you will want to consider regarding your tax planning, as well as investment planning, before meeting with an advisor:

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Did You Make a Roth Conversion in 2010?

Posted by Mark On October 1st

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If so, you have until October 17, 2011 to undo the conversion and recover any tax paid.  You should review your converted ROTH account and compare the balance with the converted amount, if the balance has declined, returning the dollars back to your IRA can save  tax dollars.  If your 2010 return has already been filed, use form 1040X to file for a refund.

For more helpful information, download my free ebook Roth IRA – 8 Quick Helpful Tips or contact me online.

-Mark
Fort Myers & Naples Accountant

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.

IRS announces increase in standard mileage rate for business

If you deduct vehicle mileage on your tax return(s), you’ll be happy to know that the IRS has increased the standard mileage rate for business, medical, and moving expenses. The new rate is increased 4.5 cents per mile and it goes into effect for miles driven starting July 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.

I encourage you to update your mileage log/calendar as of June 30, 2011 and record your odometer reading(s) on those vehicles. It would also be helpful to attach an oil change or other maintenance receipt from a third party to back up any mileage reading as of June 30th.

Did you receive notice of this increase in standard mileage rate for business from your current accountant? Does your C.P.A provide you with a free eBook library where you can learn about:

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So you want to start getting a personal wealth plan together…

Make sure that you grab the “Roth IRA – 8 Quick, Helpful Tips” eBook from www.Makara-Assoc.com.

…that is right for you and your family.

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