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How to Make Charitable Donations That Benefit the Community and Your Taxes

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Trees decked with ornaments. Lighted menorahs. Egg-nog-flavored everything. The holidays are hurtling toward us.

The Toys for Tots bins and Salvation Army bell ringers are also reminders that this is the season for giving back.  Donations that go beyond spare change tossed into a bright red kettle call for strategic planning, especially regarding legal and tax consequences. When you do it right, your charitable contributions can benefit the giver as well as the recipient.

Topics: Contributions
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IRA Contribution Limits for 2018 [Chart]

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Each year, the IRS announces updated contribution limits and income thresholds for Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). The IRA contribution limit is not changing in 2018, but the income limits for Roth IRA contributions and the Traditional IRA tax deduction are increasing.

Topics: Contributions
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Timely Tips: Retirement Plan Deadlines for Small Business Owners

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Just like with IRAs for individuals, there are various types of retirement plans designed for small business owners. The most popular plan options for small business owners are SEP IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs, and Individual 401(k)s. For small business owners who make employer contributions to retirement plans for themselves or their employees, September and October are important months.

Topics: Contributions, Current Events and News
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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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