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IRAs

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The House and Senate unveiled similar bipartisan retirement savings bills this week. Among the differences: The House bill would let you use IRA funds for having a baby.
April 4, 2019Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
President Trump last week asked the Treasury Department to review the rules surrounding Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) for traditional Individual Retirement Accounts and 401(k) plans...
September 7, 2018Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Let’s face it. Economists just see the world differently than everybody else. Take, for example, the question of whether Individual Retirement Accounts are tax-free or...
June 15, 2016Lydia Austin
Business Taxes: TaxVox
Renaissance Technologies, an investment manager, is once again showing how to aggressively manipulate the tax system for its own benefit. This time, Renaissance is helping its owners/employees (who are some of the wealthiest individuals in the country) to shelter tens of millions of dollars in tax-
June 22, 2015Steven M. Rosenthal
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It is easy to mock Senator Marco Rubio, who cashed out $68,241 in IRA retirement funds last September. The GOP presidential hopeful, who made about $230,000 last year, told Fox News he needed the dough to prepare for his campaign, buy a new $3,000 refrigerator, and fix his busted a/c. As it happens
May 26, 2015Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Earlier this year, the Obama Administration proposed a small and almost unnoticed change in retirement savings rules that could be a big help to middle-income seniors who want to preserve assets to pay for medical and long-term care costs in very old age. The proposal would exempt those who have $
April 27, 2015Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Economists love longevity annuities. But what will it take to get real people to buy them? That’s one of the questions that two panels of retirement experts will tackle at a Brookings Institution event on Thursday. These retirement products work like this: At about age 65 you purchase an insurance
November 4, 2014Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
Congress is in recess through the mid-term elections. The Daily Deduction will post each Monday until then. What’s a multinational to do? Where is it to go? Senator Dick Durbin and Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden seem pleased that Chicago-based AbbVie’s decided to drop its deal with Dublin
October 20, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
When Mitt Romney released his tax return information during the 2012 presidential campaign, many of us were introduced to the world of supersized IRAs. Romney somehow had a tax-preferred retirement nest egg valued at $101 million. Maybe he got there by making standard annual contributions and
October 14, 2014Howard Gleckman