Key tax figures for 2017

Key tax figures for 2017

Most tax figures will remain unchanged in 2017, according to the new tax schedule released by the Internal Revenue Service.

Changes in tax thresholds impact 2015 planning

Changes in tax thresholds impact 2015 planning

Most tax thresholds for income, estate, and gift taxes saw changes for 2015. In addition, the federal estate and gift tax exemption rose to $5.43 million, taking inflation into account. The following tables illustrate the key tax and income thresholds to consider when planning in 2015. 292689

2015 tax rates, schedules, and contribution limits

2015 tax rates, schedules, and contribution limits

Taxpayers may want to save more for retirement in 2015. The Internal Revenue Service announced higher contribution limits for 401(k)s. The deferral (contribution) limit for employees who participate in employer-sponsored retirement plans, including 401(k)s increased to $18,000 from $17,500. Catch-up contributions for people age 50 and older went up to $6,000 from $5,500. Retirement savings

Too big a tax bite in 2013? Review strategies to help your clients in 2014.

Too big a tax bite in 2013? Review strategies to help your clients in 2014.

If clients are stinging from this year’s tax bill, it’s time to consider strategies that may improve the situation for next year. The 2013 tax year is the first that some taxpayers saw the difference in their bills due to higher marginal income tax rates and new taxes resulting from the health-care reform law, including