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What Type Of Retirement Plans Are Available For Small Businesses?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Basically, there are two options. A SEP or SEP-IRA and a SIMPLE plan. SEP stands for Simplified Employee Pension, and may be used to fund an IRA for the business owner and employees. Hence, it is frequently...   Read More
For Retirement, Is It Better To Be An Illinois Resident Or A Florida Resident?
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Tax Professional Level: Tax Enthusiast

From strictly an income tax view, it would be better in Florida. Florida has no state income tax, while Illinois does. This is only one factor to consider, however. Illinois has a sales tax rate of 8.19%. while...   Read More
My Client Is Ex SA, Where He Contributed To A South African Retirement Fund. This Is Neither A Compulsory Or Employment Linked Pension Fund.
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Tax Professional Level: Tax Enthusiast

It sounds like that the South Africa retirement annuities (“SARA”) that you have described are some kind of retirement arrangement established under the laws of South Africa. As such, any amounts received...   Read More
My Husband And I Have Filed Separately, And We're Filing Together For The First Time This Year. I Wanted To Open My Own Roth IRA Last Year...
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Tax Professional Level: Tax Enthusiast

The ability to take a deduction for a contribution to an IRA whether it be a regular IRA or a Roth is governed by several factors. First you must have earned income. If either you or your spouse is covered by a...   Read More

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