Previously, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year had been automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021.1
However, the IRS has also settled on May 17, 2021 as the deadline for contributions to individual retirement arrangements (IRAs and Roth IRAs), health savings accounts (HSAs), and Coverdell education savings accounts (Coverdell ESAs).2
This also automatically postpones to May 17, 2021, the deadline for reporting and payment of the 10% additional tax on amounts includible in gross income from 2020, distributions from IRAs, or workplace-based retirement plans.3
Keep in mind that this did not alter the April 15, 2021, deadline for estimated tax payments; these payments are still due on April 15 and have hopefully been paid by now. Taxes must be paid as taxpayers earn or receive income during the year, either through withholding or estimated tax payments.
Have questions about the other side of tax planning within your investments? Tax advantaged investments, tax-deferred growth, and the strategic placement of assets to minimize your yearly tax bill are just some of the actionable strategies that can be employed within the management of your wealth. We advise you on which assets should be utilized first in retirement, when you should harvest a tax-loss or take a capital gain, the tax implications for holding particular investments, and the list goes on. Clearly understanding the impact of taxes is vital to achieving your financial goals. Therefore this is a fundamental focus for us in the management of your wealth.
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