2017 was not a particularly active year for retirement-related legislative initiatives — but a flurry of bills introduced late in the year holds out promise that the 115th Congress will offer up more retirement legislation for President Donald Trump’s signature in 2018.
In our Spring 2017 edition of Washington Insights, we touched on tax reform as it relates to retirement. With the date of anticipated congressional action on tax reform drawing near and concern mounting over the future of existing retirement savings incentives, we revisit this important topic.
While the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule (aka the "conflict of interest" rule) went into partial effect on June 9, there is some uncertainty as to how much of the rest of the rule will survive.
Lately, the attention paid to Roth IRA conversions has many investors asking themselves and their advisors if they should convert their Traditional IRAs. However, it may be wiser to consider how much to convert. People often think of a Roth IRA conversion as an all-or-nothing endeavor. In reality, you have the option to make a partial conversion instead of a full one, which can be a practical approach to limiting your conversion tax liability.