As 2021 winds down, potentially new and higher taxes loom large for next year. How will these changes affect your clients’ retirement savings and financial and estate plans, and what can you do today to lock in current tax rates?
The good news is that there is still time before year’s end to update your tax, retirement, and estate plans based on recent tax law changes already in effect, like the SECURE Act, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and other stimulus acts, as well as new tax proposals being considered now in Congress.
This combination of current and potential future tax changes present timely retirement tax planning opportunities that can be taken advantage of before the year’s end. The final weeks of 2021 present a critical planning window for the best tax planning options—many that may disappear after December 31.
The urgency for knowledgeable, professional advice has never been more essential! America’s IRA Expert, Ed Slott, CPA, will take you through his best strategies to consider right now before 2021 comes to an end.
Ed Slott is a nationally recognized IRA distribution expert, professional speaker, television personality, best-selling author, and president of Ed Slott and Company, LLC. He is known for his unparalleled ability to turn advanced tax strategies into understandable, actionable, and entertaining advice. He has been named “The Best Source for IRA Advice” by The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today wrote, “It would be tough to find anyone who knows more about IRAs than CPA Slott.”
Mr. Slott regularly presents on IRA and estate planning strategies at both consumer events and conferences for financial advisors, insurance professionals, CPAs, and attorneys. His client list has included leading financial membership organizations, such as FPA, NAPFA, Estate Planning Councils, and AICPA, as well as corporate financial firms Fidelity Investments, Nationwide Financial, New York Life, Jackson National, Transamerica, Met Life, Northwestern Mutual, Genworth Financial, LPL Financial, Advisors Excel and others coast-to-coast.
As president and founder of Ed Slott and Company, LLC, the nation’s leading source of accurate, timely IRA expertise and analysis to financial advisors, institutions, consumers, and media, he provides:
1. Advanced training to financial professionals to become knowledgeable recognized leaders in the retirement marketplace; and
2. Answers to retirement savers’ most essential questions, continually providing practical, easy-to-understand information on IRA, retirement, tax, and financial planning topics.
Mr. Slott is an accomplished author of many financial and retirement-focused books, including most recently Ed Slott’s Retirement Decisions Guide: 2020 Edition (IRAHelp, 2020) and Fund Your Future: A Tax-Smart Savings Plan in Your 20s and 30s (IRAHelp, 2020). He also hosts the popular website irahelp.com as a resource for financial professionals and consumers, where tens of thousands of readers follow the Slott Report blog.
As a thought leader in the retirement industry, Slott is often quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, Kiplinger, Investor’s Business Daily, and numerous additional national magazines and financial publications. He provides a monthly Q&A column to AARP and is a contributing columnist and media resource to Financial Planning, Financial Advisor, and InvestmentNews magazines.
He has appeared on many national television and radio programs, including NBC, ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, FOX, FOXBusiness, NPR, and Bloomberg. Mr. Slott has raised more than $65 million for public television and is one of the top 5 pledge drivers of all time with his educational specials, including his most recent, “Retire Safe & Secure! with Ed Slott” (2020).
Mr. Slott is a past Chairman of the New York State Society of CPAs Estate Planning Committee and editor of the IRA planning section of the CPA Journal. He was named a 2020 InvestmentNews Innovator for his significant contribution to helping advisors improve client outcomes and tackle industry challenges. He is the recipient of the prestigious “Excellence in Estate Planning” and “Outstanding Service” awards presented by The Foundation for Accounting Education. He is a former board member of The Estate Planning Council of New York City and an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) distinguished.
Ultimately, through all of these efforts combined, Mr. Slott has taught millions of Americans (and their financial professionals) how to get the most out of their retirement savings.
“The Best Source of IRA Advice”
— The Wall Street Journal
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Education is the only avenue to avoid the roadblocks set up by "Uncle Sam" — a man with deep pockets just waiting to collect more taxes and penalties associated with unreliable, inadequate planning.
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