Taxes take the biggest bite out of any return on investment. This is why it is important everyone explores options for investing tax-efficiently. But what does this mean exactly?
Tax-efficient investing is basically a system of investing to improve your after tax return. There are different ways to do this, including contributing to tax-advantaged investments like 401(k)s and IRAs, using tax-loss harvesting techniques, and putting money in specific types of securities and accounts that offer tax exemption, credits or deductions.
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With taxes on the rise, you need tax planning that maximizes your return on assets. Our expertise in tax-efficient investing comes in handy here. As a fee-only financial and tax advisor in Portland, Interactive Wealth Advisors can make your portfolio, real estate, and business more tax-efficient and help you retain more wealth.
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No matter what your goals are, we can help you get started with tax-saving investments.
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You may be wondering why you should choose us as your tax consultant and advisor. After all, there are many financial advisors in Portland competing for your business. Some of the characteristics that set us apart in the area are.
At IWA, we believe that wealth management should be simple and straightforward, so we don’t overwhelm our clients with technicalities on the tax code or investment strategies. Instead, we focus on helping them achieve the thing that matters to them – legally paying less – whether they are newbies or seasoned investors.
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No two clients are alike. Everyone has a different tax problem, risk tolerance and a distinct set of financial goals. That is why here at IWA, we make sure to develop custom-made strategies for every client, based on individual preferences and circumstances.
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Ready to get started with wealth and tax management? Here are some strategies that can help.
Making contributions to accounts like Roth IRAs, tax-free municipal bonds is one of the best strategies to lower your burden long-term. If you’re an accredited investor, you may want to consider using various types of grantor trusts to reduce your taxes each year.
Splitting your assets into three tax buckets (taxable, tax-free and tax-deferred) can help you control how much you pay the government every year. For example, you can buy a mutual fund that pays tax-efficient qualified dividends, another that distributes tax-free interest and a third that buys high growth stocks inside your Roth 401k or IRA. The possibilities are almost endless and can be applied to your real estate holdings and business as well.
If you have assets that are losing money, you can use tax-loss harvesting to offset some or all of your gains now and in the future. This involves selling your losing assets and using the losses to offset gains from other portfolios. You can then plow back the money you’ve saved into other portfolios. Personal indexing is another more sophisticated way to use tax-loss harvesting to generate five to 15 percent losses annually, while still generating a positive return of an index fund.
If you have a 401(k), maxing it out – contributing up to $22,500 per year will help reduce your current liability and also allows your portfolio to grow tax-deferred over time. If you own a business, hiring your spouse and then having then contribute 100% of their wages to their 401k can double your annual savings while reducing your business expenses.
For example, if you retire before 60 and are living off your investment portfolio you have the ability to get a zero percent federal capital gain on the first $115,000 of your AGI for married filing jointly. You can also use this strategy to reset some of your low cost basis stock that you may want to sell in future years that you are planning on selling.
Not sure how to implement these strategies? Work with an IWA financial planner to get the best results.