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Category: Social Security

14 Aug
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Do S-Corporation Distributions count for 401k & Pension Plans?

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S-Corps, Distributions, W-2 Wages, Self-Employment Tax, 401k & Pension Plans & their interaction – it’s all about balance. So, you’ve talked to your accountant & they tell you to minimize your W-2 wages to limit your self-employment taxes. Then, you talk to your investment advisor and they explain the advantages of tax-qualified retirement plans such […]

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2017 social security wage base of $127,200 announced

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A 7.3% increase in the Wagebase for 2017 The Social Security Administration has just announced 2017 changes to benefits & taxes. While Social Security recipients will see a 0.3% increase in benefits in 2017, wage earners will see the income subject to Social Security tax increase from $118,500 to $127,200 or a 7.3% increase. Why […]

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Government Pensions, Social Security & the “WEP”

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If you’re a participant in a government sponsored pension plan and looking to collect Social Security in retirement, you may find yourself subject to the “Windfall Elimination Provision” or “WEP”.  This mainly applies to workers in government jobs hired before 1984 whereby they didn’t pay into Social Security during their government employment, but may have […]

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