AS IF we need to hear any further “noise” about the debate in Washington, DC regarding tax policy. There is a basic silver lining (or two) to the discussion worth pointing out. First, a quick review of the big-picture elements in the limelight:
The number and rate of Individual tax payer brackets (15%, 25%, 35%, etc.)
The corporate tax rate (20%? 35%? pass-through? etc.)
Individual retirement savings vehicles and allowances (IRAs, 401k, “Roth-i-fication”, etc.)
Might I offer TWO “silver linings” to this prolonged, politically entrenched back-and-forth on tax policy:
Those Millennials* are influencing more than just technology! “Those Millennials” are a force to be respected…and are now making their mark on real estate pricing more so than any other group, including Baby Boomers.
Under the topic of “Give me service”, it is nearing year-end and I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to double-check certain items NOW. A great financial adviser (especially an experienced CFP®) can be of service in opening your eyes to certain items making year-end easier and less stressful for you. By the way, for those of you reading this who are not my clients and you have not been asked these by your adviser, then your adviser is not doing his or her job.