What you need to do after the tax season
All the taxpayers may feel relaxed after the tedious task of filing and submitting the tax papers thinking that you need not worry about tit for a next few months. On the contradictory, it is the perfect time to start planning and preparing for the upcoming tax return. Initial planning is the best way to lower the tax bills. It does not mean that you have to get working on it but at the same time, you won’t neglect these few things that you can do right now to save some more money in your wallet.
Engage in company’s retirement program
Ensure that you take a positive control of your company’s retirement plan. More often you might receive matching contributions by your manager up to a certain amount which is primarily free money. If you ever thick that being a part of your company’s retirement plan would let you contribute more, your ultimate goal should be to increase the money you can pay into retirement. Suppose if you get a raise in income this year, make a decision to live off with the same monthly income and invest the additional funds to increase retirement contributions.
Adjust with withholdings
If you end up paying large tax or huge tax refund signifies that it is time to adjust your withholdings. Most of the financial advisors suggest not to overpay your taxes which in hand provides the government with a free loan. Yet it can serve as a compulsory savings rule by which the round-up amount that you receive at the end of every year can be invested or saved. It is probably insignificant to calculate the amount that you have been saving within a limited time frame of 12 months and the money you may not have saved at all.
Medicare saving is a clever choice
Medicare savings accounts are a highly deductible savings account that allows you to pay for eligible medical expenses with tax-free dollars. You can max out what you put into it at $6,750 for a family. If this saving tool is suitable for your situation the health savings accounts can offer enormous tax advantages that you can easily take an upper hand of. These savings tools provide triple tax advantages: Money goes in tax-free, money grows tax-free and money used toward eligible medical expenses is never taxed.
Make charitable contributions
If you are an employee who often makes charitable contributions (church, orphanage, alma mater, politics and social benefits) there is a high scope for tax deductions. This could be one of the ways the government shows generosity to their taxpayers. Before the end of this year is the right time to distribute some funds and plan for gifts and donations you want to make for the year. Plan your giving, ahead of time and make it beneficial and meaningful for the person receiving it. This way you could gain more intrinsic value than the monetary tax advantages of giving.