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You Asked, We Answered: Decrease Your Taxes in 2017

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 30 seconds

For this month's webinar, we discussed ways to decrease your taxes in 2017. In addition, we discussed what the tax deadline means for IRA holders, how to make the most from your tax refund and contribution basics like limits and deadlines. Continue reading to see what investors had  to say during the live Q&A:

Topics: Alternative IRA Investments, Contributions, Self-Directed IRA Plans
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IRA Contribution Limits for 2017 [Chart]

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

If you still need to contribute to your self-directed IRA, consider doing so before the tax deadline of April 18, 2017. In order to maximize your tax benefits and make the most of your retirement savings in 2017, it is advised to start making these contributions earlier in the year. Below is a chart with some helpful numbers for contributions this year:

Topics: Contributions
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Tax Return Day 2016: There’s Still Time to Count Up Your Deductions

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 2 minute 30 seconds

Don’t stress over taxes. Even though April 15 is getting closer, there are still things you can do to make filing your tax return easier. Better yet, you have time to open an IRA (three extra days—until April 18, 2016) or to take advantage of other deductions that can shave dollars off what you may owe Uncle Sam.

Topics: Basics of Self-Directed IRAs, Contributions, Current Events and News
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5 Tax-Smart Things You Can Do Before April 18

The Entrust Group


Estimated reading time: 1 minute

You still have time to make decisions that can improve your tax situation. This year's tax deadline date is near (April 18th, 2016). Here are some things to consider taking advantage of before the tax deadline:

 

Topics: Distributions, Contributions
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Chart: IRA Contribution Limits for 2016

The Entrust Group

In 2016, you get three extra days to file your federal tax return. Depending on your plan type, you can grow your investment earnings on a tax-free or tax-deffered basis. If you have yet to contribute to your self-directed IRA, consider doing so before the tax deadline in order to maximize your tax benefits. One strategy to make the most of your retirement savings in 2016 is to start making these contributions early in the year, Don't forget: the tax deadline is April 18, 2016! Below is a chart with some helpful numbers for contributions this year:

 

 

Topics: Alternative IRA Investments, Contributions, Self-Directed IRA Plans, Plan Resources
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