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Is your HSA a retirement tool? The good, the bad, and the ugly

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a great way to pay for medical expenses, and since unused funds roll over from year to year, the account can also provide a source of retirement funds in addition to other plans like 401(k)s … Continue reading

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How much do you need to retire?

Most Americans simply don’t save enough for retirement. Nearly half (45 percent) of working-age households don’t have any retirement assets, according to the National Institute on Retirement Security. Of those working-age households close to retirement (age 55 and older) nearly … Continue reading

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2018 HSA limits announced

The IRS recently announced the 2018 inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts. For 2018, taxpayers can contribute up to $3,450 (up from $3,400 in 2017) for single coverage, or up to $6,900 (up from $6,750 in 2017) for family coverage. … Continue reading

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Do you need to bunch your medical deductions?

Bunching deductions means timing the payments between years to get the best tax deduction. Since 2016 is the last tax year that taxpayers age 65 or older can use the 7.5% of adjusted gross income (AGI) deduction floor, you may … Continue reading

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Are you prepared for this year’s ACA reporting?

A recent survey by a professional services firm indicates that 49% of employers plan to use the same approach to filing Affordable Care Act (ACA) forms as they used last year. If you’re required to file health care information returns … Continue reading

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Will hiring seasonal workers make you subject to Affordable Care Act penalties?

Generally, having 50 or more employees means you need to provide health insurance or pay a penalty. But what happens when you hire workers who perform labor or services on a seasonal basis – for instance, just for the summer? … Continue reading

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HSA contribution limits barely budge for 2017

The IRS recently announced the inflation-adjusted contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) for 2017. HSAs combine high-deductible health insurance plans with a medical savings account. You make tax-deductible deposits into the savings account, and later withdraw the funds to … Continue reading

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