Audit Red Flags

April 30, 2012

Presented by Eric C. Pritz, CFP®, CMFC

What raises eyebrows at the IRS?

After tax filing, there are many individuals living in fear of an IRS Audit. This fear may be overblown – according to Internal Revenue Service data, just 1.6 million taxpayers were audited in 2011. The agency reviewed about 1% of returns sent in by taxpayers making less than $200,000, and no more than 12% of millionaires had their returns scrutinized.1,2

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GETTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT IN 2012

February 07, 2012

Presented by Eric C. Pritz, CFP®

Every year brings some financial change, so here are some relevant changes relating to investment, tax and estate planning for 2012.

Retirement plans. 401(k), 403(b) and 457 plan annual contribution limits rise slightly to $17,000, and you can contribute an additional $5,500 to these accounts if you are 50 or older this year. IRA contribution levels are unchanged from 2011: the ceiling is $5,000, $6,000 if you will be 50 or older in 2012.1

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