San Francisco Tax Tips – January 2017 – Newsletter

Pop the corks, and break out the Champagne! It’s 2017! (Well, if not yet, it’s soon). With a new President and a new Congress, 2017 aims to be a very exciting and perhaps uncertain year. The 2017 January Bulletin, however, focuses on tried-and-true strategies for retirement savings. (To download the January eLetter, click here.) 

Small Business Tax and Retirement Planning

San Francisco Tax Tips 2017If you own a small business in San Francisco, you may want to offer a retirement plan to your employees. It can be great for you as a way to shelter income from a current high tax rate and withdraw that income when you’re retire (hopefully at a lower tax rate). It can be great for your employees as you can contribute to their retirement savings, again sheltering that income from a current high tax rate. And, you can vary the amount contribute for each employee, giving you a lot of flexibility. That article in and of itself makes our January, 2017, San Francisco Tax Tips eLetter worth the read. In addition to that one, there is an interesting article on hard-to-value IRAs which occur when you put a non-liquid asset such as a real estate investment in an IRA. Finally, the article on “closed-end” ETFs makes for a keen read for those who are interested in investments. As always, reach out to our office for help on your tax- and retirement-planning needs. We’ll be “back at work” in January, eager to help you plan for an incredible 2017!

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