Tax Planning


By Lee Sherbakoff, CPA/PFS™, CFP®, RICP® Taxes are something nobody ever wants to think about, but every year we are forced to tackle the mess that is the U.S. tax system. With all its crazy forms and loopholes, taxes in the U.S. seem like they were designed to be confusing. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a tax-preparation checklist that will help make sure you prepare yourself with the right forms and have access to the right...

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By Lee Sherbakoff, CFP/PFS, CFP, RICP  The reality is you owe taxes whenever you make money—or, in IRS terms, when you’ve realized gains. After selling an investment at a higher price than what you paid for it, capital gains tax is waiting right around the corner for a slice of your profit. But there are ways to minimize what you owe in taxes so you can keep as much profit as possible. However, before you do anything, always seek...

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Examining The Roth IRA From Lee Sherbakoff, The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC Dear Friends, There are many vehicles to choose from as you travel the road to retirement. One of the more advantageous means you may utilize to build a nest egg is the Roth IRA. A Roth IRA is an Individual Retirement Account that allows you to contribute after-tax dollars into a savings or brokerage account. With a Roth IRA, you get no up-front tax deduction,...

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Tax Time Is Finally Here From Lee Sherbakoff,The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC. Dear Friends, Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses were forced to close, and jobs were lost. So, the federal government extended tax season to give taxpayers a break, moving Tax Day to July 15. Taxes can be confusing, and more so now with the unprecedented changes. Let us look at four key topics related to the 2020 tax extensions affecting your 2019...

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CARES Act RMD Suspension From Lee Sherbakoff,The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC. Dear Friends, On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act – better known as the CARES Act – was signed into law by President Trump. The CARES Act was third in a series of COVID-19-related relief legislation beginning with the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020 which was followed shortly...

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Your Financial Plan and COVID-19 From Lee Sherbakoff, The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC. Dear friends, We all vividly recall the global financial crisis of 2008. The economy was quickly contracting, several financial institutions required bailouts, layoffs abounded, and the stock market plunged.  But we weren’t grappling with fear tied to a health crisis then. We could go to a movie, eat at a restaurant, travel, or enjoy...

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