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Retirement savers got some surprising news

The Internal Revenue Service announced that the amount individuals can contribute to their 401(k) plans in 2023 has increased to $22,500, up from $20,500 for 2022. The IRS also issued guidance regarding the cost‑of‑living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension…

Changes may be coming to your 403(b)

If you have a 403(b), you may need to re-evaluate your retirement plans and how your plan beneficiaries will receive their funds. The IRS has treated 403(b) plans like individual retirement accounts (IRAs); however, that is about to change. Under…

More Confusion on the Stimulus Front

Although the House of Representatives passed the Heroes Act earlier this month, passage of the Act remains stalled in the Senate and the Act’s provisions–including a new round of stimulus payments–remain in discussion. Meanwhile, some folks are reporting that “extra”…

Disposing of Tax Returns: Make Sure You Have Earnings Records for Social Security Purposes

One of the most persistent questions on the minds of Americans is “How long must I keep my copies of my Income Tax returns?” In a post today on www.usatoday.com, The Motley Fool’s Kailey Hagen recaps the IRS recommendations currently in…

An Update on Using “Get My Payment portal” Portal

Cnet Associate Managing Editor Clifford Colby, in a post on their website, offers an update on the distribution of economic impact (stimulus) payments, noting that time is running out for some eligible recipients to input the data necessary to ensure…

Stimulus Update: Decoding the Messages Associated with the the “Get My Payment tool”

People anxious to determine the whereabouts of their economic impact (stimulus) payment have reported some confusion with a frequently received ‘Payment status not available’ message. CNN’s Katie Lobosco, in a post on www.kmov.com, sheds some light on what this cryptic message might actually…

More Details on “Stimulus” Eligibility and Payment Scheduling

It’s fair to say that there has been quite a bit of confusion surrounding the schedule for distribution of the Economic Impact (“Stimulus”) Payments, and according to The Motley Fool’s Sean Williams and the IRS, to-date only about half of the…

IRS Releases Guidance for Non-Filers to Provide Information for Stimulus Payments

Information on the “web portal” promised by the IRS for individuals who have not filed tax returns in 2018 or 2019 was released late yesterday in an announcement from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service. “The ‘Non-Filers:…

Economic Impact Payments: What We Know (As of Today)

The most recent press release from the Social Security Administration (SSA) reiterated what is believed to be the current guidance on economic impact payments (a.k.a. stimulus checks) at this point in the unfolding implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security…

Stimulus Checks – Some of the Details

As reported in yesterday’s headline article, the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” or the “CARES Act” passed in Congress, providing for substantial stabilization in America’s economy during the unprecedented medical crisis sweeping the country. As approved, the Act provides critically needed…

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