Save Taxes with an IRA – Spring 2008
Hello from Sycamore,
There is Still Time to Save Taxes with an IRA!
Under the current tax law, there are two significant ways that you may be able to benefit today by contributing money to an IRA.
- If you qualify for a deductible IRA, you can likely deduct the amount of the contribution from your taxable income and reduce your current year tax bill. The following is a brief description of who qualifies for a deductible IRA
a) If you did not have a qualified plan available to you through your employer in 2007 you can likely contribute to an IRA and deduct the contribution from your taxes.
b) If you had a qualified plan available at work, but your adjusted gross income was below $103,000 (if married) or $62,000 (if single) then you may be able to deduct part or all of your IRA contribution. We suggest checking with us or your accountant for details about your particular situation.
2) Depending on your adjusted taxable income, you may qualify for a tax credit of up to 50% of the contribution to your IRA. This credit would apply to contributions made to both Regular deductible IRA’s and Roth IRA’s.
For your convenience, we have attached more information about this tax credit. As you can see the credit applies only to lower income couples and individuals. We realize that most of you cannot benefit from this credit but you may know someone who is “just getting started’. Many of these individuals may be able to benefit from this tax credit. Feel free to pass this information along to them.
Don’t forget that there are additional benefits to investing into an IRA.
- The accounts grow without current taxes and in the case of a Roth IRA they grow tax-free.
- Roth IRA’s allow contributions with higher income limits.
*You can contribute to a Roth if your adjusted gross income is below $166,000
(for married couples) or $114.000 (for individuals).
This is a very brief overview of the benefits and rules regarding IRA’s. For information about your individual situation, we recommend you contact your accountant or give us a call.
*Past performance does not assure future results. Investors cannot invest directly in the stock market indexes such as the S&P 500. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Investment value, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
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Uncle Sam Helps Pay for Your IRA or Pension Contribution…
Get Tax Money Back!
Tax Credit – Depending on your adjusted gross income, you may be able to receive a non-refundable tax credit of up to 50% on the first $2,000 of contributions made to a qualified retirement plan or IRA. These savings are in addition to any tax deferral that may already be available on the contribution. Please refer to the accompanying table to determine how you may benefit for tax year 2007.
WHAT TO DO
- Maximize contributions to your IRA(s) or retirement plan.
- Enroll in your Company’s plan if you are not currently enrolled.
- Increase your contribution.
- Keep this paper with your current year tax records for your tax person.
- Call Sycamore Financial Group for more information or with questions.
Thanks for your business and trust,
Sycamore Financial Group
Past performance does not assure future results. Investors cannot invest directly in the stock market indexes such as the S&P 500. Invest return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Investor value, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The material in this presentation is for illustrative purposes and does not reflect any particular investment.