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Navigating Alternative Minimum Tax: Strategies for High Earners

In the realm of personal finance, understanding and navigating the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) is a crucial aspect for high earners. Originally established to ensure that individuals with high income pay their fair share of taxes, yet there are many tax and timing strategies that taxpayers can leverage to manage AMT more effectively.

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Tax planning can be complex, but it’s a critical component of your long-term financial plan.

The Importance of Tax Planning in Your Financial Plan

Taxes are an inevitable aspect of our financial journey, and while they may not be the most exciting topic, they can have a significant impact in the short term (e.g. cash flow, unexpected taxes owed, etc.) as well as long term (e.g. total net worth, mix of accounts that make up a portfolio – Taxable, IRA, Roth IRA, etc.). Navigating the complexities of tax planning can be overwhelming, but it’s worthwhile because it can enhance your comprehensive financial strategy. In this article, we’ll explore why tax planning is a crucial component of your financial plan and how it can positively impact your overall financial position.

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Tax-Savvy Charitable Giving Strategies

America holds the designation as the most charitable nation in the world. In 2020 alone, U.S. charitable giving totaled $471 billion. Interestingly, 69% of that giving came from individuals.

If you’re reading this article, you’re likely in the habit of giving back – and you probably make your philanthropic decisions based on your values and passions. For most philanthropists, it’s about much more than money. However, even though tax planning probably isn’t your main reason for giving back, don’t overlook the valuable tax benefits you’re entitled to. Here are some tax-savvy charitable giving strategies you can implement.

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3 Investing Resolutions to Make This Year

The start of a new year calls for reflection on many aspects of our lives, including our financials. Even if you’re very happy with how your portfolio performed last year, now is not the time to get complacent. Spend time reviewing what you’ve accomplished in terms of building your wealth, growing your investments, and increasing your net worth. Then, review these three investing resolutions to determine if you can harness more potential over the next 12 months to achieve your investment goals this year.

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Six Advantages of Incentive Stock Options

If you’ve been awarded incentive stock options (ISOs), there’s a lot that you need to know to take advantage of their full potential. ISOs give you the right to purchase shares of stock at a predetermined price according to a vesting schedule. They’re exclusively given to employees like you by employers, often as a part of a compensation package or performance incentive program. The benefits can be significant, but to best leverage ISOs to enhance your financial plan, you’ll need to understand the subtleties. Here are the top six advantages of this stock opportunity.

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Five Benefits of RSUs: Understanding the Nuances of Restricted Stock

If your employer has granted you equity compensation in the form of restricted stock units (RSUs), it’s important to understand the potential benefits and what they mean for you. RSUs offer a future promise of uncertain value but, when vested, that value becomes more concrete. It is essential to understand the nuances of RSUs and how they can benefit you so that you can develop a savvy strategy for managing restricted stock in your financial plan. Below, we’ll discuss five benefits of RSUs.

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Understanding the Biden Tax Plan

Below we will discuss the current tax proposals that are being debated in Washington. Wade Financial Advisory will be evaluating the final enacted legislation to advise on its impact on our clients.

September saw the release of the Democrats’ full tax proposal, which details their plan to pay for expanding access to paid family leave, education, and healthcare, as well as efforts to combat climate change. The proposal is expected to provide more than $2 trillion in new revenue over the next ten years, mostly from high-income households and companies, and negotiations are currently underway. 

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Tax Planning Strategies for High Income Earners

Having a higher net worth affords you many benefits, but it also means tax planning is a bit more of a chore. Without a thoughtful high income tax planning strategy, you run the risk of missing out on key tax benefits and, when you’re paying more in taxes, that liability can begin to diminish your net worth over time. Fortunately, there are several opportunities for tax savings, including for earners in higher tax brackets. Below, we’ll review four of these opportunities for your consideration as part of your high-net-worth tax planning strategy.

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