Financial PlanningRetirement2022 Year-End Checklist

It is important for you to take an active role in your retirement planning. Life changes and events happen that require you to update your tax and estate plans. Use the information below to see how your planning might be affected. As you can see, many items require you to take action now.

 Year-End Checklist – 2022

 

▶ Evaluate the effect of 2022 market volatility.

▶ Be sure to take your 2022 RMD from all applicable accounts.

▶ Consider qualified charitable distributions.

▶ Check that inherited IRAs with multiple beneficiaries are split by the end of the year following the year of the IRA owner’s death.

▶ Check to see if enough money is withheld and/or paid in through estimated tax payments to avoid penalties. If you are short, consider withholding taxes from IRA distributions and replacing those funds within 60 days. (Watch out for the once-per-year rollover rule!)

▶ Roll over IRA funds to company plans where the still-working exception applies before year’s end to avoid taking RMDs on those funds next year.

▶ Estate planning – take advantage of annual exclusion gifts.

 

 Have You Had Any of These Life Events?

 

▶ Birth, death, marriage, divorce, remarriage, or illness

▶ Began collecting Social Security benefits

▶ Layoff or new job

▶ A child’s marriage or divorce

▶ An inheritance or gift received

▶ Creation of a trust

▶ Moving, change of residence, home sale

▶ Change of the IRA or plan custodian

▶ Roth conversion

 

 Make Sure to Talk to Your Beneficiaries About

 

▶ Post-death distribution options and required minimum distributions (RMDs)

▶ Tax rules for inherited IRAs, including setting up properly-titled inherited IRAs

▶ Spousal beneficiary options

▶ Estate tax return deadlines

▶ Tax benefits to beneficiaries, including net unrealized appreciation (NUA), 10-year averaging, and income in respect of a decedent (IRD) deduction

 

 Milestone Ages

 

▶ 50 – Catch-up contributions to retirement plans and IRAs

▶ 50 – Plan exception to 10% penalty for public safety employees

▶ 55 – Plan exception to 10% penalty

▶ 59½ – 10% penalty free withdrawals

▶ 70½ – Qualified charitable distributions from IRAs

▶ 72 – RMDs and required beginning date

▶ 75 – 403(b) exception

 

This material was prepared by Ed Slott. Ed Slott is not affiliated with Bailey Wealth Services or LPL Financial.

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TRAINING
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SPECIALISMS
Wes joined Bailey Wealth Services in 2021. His focus is helping families maintain and grow the wealth they already have. Wes enjoys working with our valued clients to facilitate financial relationships by providing solutions, solving problems, and helping them manage their financial lives.

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My mission is to assist families as they strive to acquire, accumulate and retain wealth in a tax efficient manner so they may live in retirement with confidence and dignity. When I’m not engaged in professional activities, you can find me on a mountain top with my wife, Kim, and our two children, Eleanor and Oscar.

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TRAINING
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TRAINING

 

Sonya received her BA in Art at California State University, Chico and has over 25 years of administrative and customer service experience in the financial services and accounting industries.

 

SPECIALISMS

 

Sonya’s focus is to help clients reach their financial goals by assisting them with their various transactions and paperwork to service and maintain their accounts. This includes opening new accounts and initiating transfers from and to financial institutions. Sonya is constantly looking for new ways to improve our processes to ensure we work efficiently and in a manner that creatives positive experiences for our clients.

Sonya Jones

I endeavor to provide excellent service to our clients and organizing processes and procedures to ensure our office runs smoothly. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, Erik, and our two boys, Lukas and Archer along with our dog Pixie. I love cooking for them and experimenting with different recipes and techniques, including treats for Pixie. Our favorite family activity is taking road trips, especially to California to visit family and friends.

Education and Biography

TRAINING
Sonya received her BA in Art at California State University, Chico and has over 25 years of administrative and customer service experience in the financial services and accounting industries.

SPECIALISMS
Sonya’s focus is to help clients reach their financial goals by assisting them with their various transactions and paperwork to service and maintain their accounts. This includes opening new accounts and initiating transfers from and to financial institutions. Sonya is constantly looking for new ways to improve our processes to ensure we work efficiently and in a manner that creatives positive experiences for our clients.