Retirement Distribution Planning
For some people retirement will last as long as their working years. In anticipation of future financial needs, many have accumulated a significant portion of their wealth in 401(k) and profit sharing plans, executive compensation programs and other retirement savings. Unfortunately, federal tax rules governing distributions are cumbersome and sometimes punitive. For example, once you reach age 70½ , you must begin taking distributions from some qualified plans – even if you don’t need the income – or face tax penalties.
Not only can we recommend methods to preserve your retirement income and shield it from unnecessary taxes, we can also help you manage your retirement assets for potential growth, without incurring undue risk. Our retirement planning capabilities address:
From Roth IRA’s to company-sponsored retirement plans, there are more retirement savings options today than ever before. We can keep you up to date on rules that may affect your distributions and income and propose tax-efficient ways to deal with these choices.
Even relatively simple components of retirement planning can be emotional, such as designating beneficiaries. In addition, it is vital to think ahead to how you will transfer your retirement assets to the next generation.
Your retirement assets may become a large part of your family’s inheritance at some point in time. Proper distribution planning helps minimize or eliminate the impact on your taxable estate.
Through regular meetings, we discuss and develop strategies to work toward your retirement goals, while staying focused on distributions and the resulting effect on your estate value.