New Tax Laws Should Lower Your Odds of Being Audited

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The recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) represents one of the biggest changes to the tax code in many years. Will the Internal Revenue Service be up to the challenge of enforcing these changes? For the last five years, the IRS has been examining fewer and fewer returns. In calendar year 2016, 1.1 million tax returns were audited (0.5 percent of all returns), down from approximately 1.7 million returns...

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Only 37% Of Millennials Have Retirement Accounts

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Who’s thinking about retirement when they’re young? Only about a third of millennials have retirement accounts. They’re typically not a priority for young workers – but they should be. That’s precisely the time to take the greatest advantage of compounding interest by contributing as much as your fledgling budget can afford. A new study from the University of Missouri suggests...

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Can You Put Cryptocurrency in Your IRA?

Can You Put Cryptocurrency in Your IRA?
How’s your 401(k) or IRA doing? A typical 401(k) plan returns from 5% to 8% based on a portfolio of 60% stocks and 40% bonds and other conservative investments. If your retirement plan is not meeting expectations, you may be tempted by the high returns of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin – but should you be wary of incorporating cryptocurrency into your account?

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