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Retirement Plan Contributions In 2018: An Elderly Parent Might Qualify As Your Dependent

Michael Davis, Tax Advisor, Tax Blog, Jamison, Pennsylvania, USA, TaxConnections

The clock is ticking down to the tax filing deadline. The good news is that you still may be able to save on your impending 2017 tax bill by making contributions to certain retirement plans.

For example, if you qualify, you can make a deductible contribution to a traditional IRA right up until the April 17, 2018, filing date and still benefit from the resulting tax savings on your 2017 return. You also have until April 17 to make a contribution to a Roth IRA.

And if you happen to be a small business owner, you can set up and contribute to a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plan up until the due date for your company’s tax return, including extensions. Read more

Small Business Owners: A SEP IRA May Give You One Last 2017 Tax Savings Opportunity

Lori Newsone, Tax Advisor, Tax Blog, Byron Center, Michigan, USA, TaxConnections

Are you a high-income small-business owner who doesn’t currently have a tax-advantaged retirement plan set up for yourself? A Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) may be just what you need, and now may be a great time to establish one. A SEP has high contribution limits and is simple to set up. Best of all, there’s still time to establish a SEP for 2017 and make contributions to it that you can deduct on your 2017 income tax return.

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Small Business Owners: A Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) May Give You One Last 2017 Tax And Retirement Saving Opportunity

William Rogers, Tax Advisor, Tax Blog, Rancho Santa Fe, California, TaxConnections

Are you a high-income small-business owner who doesn’t currently have a tax-advantaged retirement plan set up for yourself? A Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) may be just what you need, and now may be a great time to establish one. A SEP has high contribution limits and is simple to set up. Best of all, there’s still time to establish a SEP for 2017 and make contributions to it that you can deduct on your 2017 income tax return.

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Offbeat Questions Are The “Spices of Life” Regarding Simplified Employee Pension (SEP)

Can You Establish a SEP Plan if you are a Sole Proprietor? What if that Sole Proprietorship Had Historically Passive Income?

Regardless of their nature or topic matter, offbeat questions are one of the spices of life. When it comes to the realm of taxation generally speaking the answers frequently distill down to – it depends.

These two questions were asked of me on my last trip to New York City and I couldn’t restrain a spontaneous sarcastic guffaw as we were in the middle of the Museum of Modern Art attempting to comprehend the Matisse Cut-Out Exhibit and I was day dreaming that my 10 year old daughter may perhaps be an artistic genius. Read more

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