Want to know where is the best place to live in retirement?
Use This Interactive Map on State-by-State Guide to Taxes on Retirees
Is *retirement* in your life plan? Want to know where is the best place to live in retirement? Visit Kiplinger and click on any state in the map for a detailed summary of taxes on retirement income property and purchases, as well as special tax breaks for seniors.
The IRS has launched a new Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions website at IRS.gov/aca to educate individuals and businesses on how the health care law may affect them.
The new home page has three sections, which explain the tax benefits and responsibilities for individuals and families, employers, and other organizations, with links and information for each group. The site provides information about tax provisions that are in effect now and those that will go into effect in 2014 and beyond.
Topics include premium tax credits for individuals, new benefits and responsibilities for employers, and tax provisions for insurers, tax-exempt organizations and certain other business types.
Visitors to the new site will find information about the law and its provisions, legal guidance, the latest news, frequently asked questions and links to additional resources.
Back on July 29, 2013 the Ways & Means Committee released bipartisan proposals which it stated were necessary to strengthen and protect Social Security. In an effort to engage stakeholders in a dialogue on the potential legislative solutions, the Committee is soliciting feedback. Such changes would include the controversial “chained consumer price index (CPI)”option, see Article 2141 and Article 2140.
Without action addressing the fiscal and structural challenges facing the entitlement programs, the Committee notes that Medicare will be bankrupt by 2026 and seniors will experience a 23% cut to their Social Security benefits in 2033.
As part of a bipartisan hearing series on entitlement reforms announced in April, the Committee is reviewing a variety of proposals to protect and preserve Medicare and Social Security that have been identified by President Obama, either in his budget or in other recommendations to Congress, as well as bipartisan ideas for entitlement reform from the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (the “Simpson-Bowles Commission”) and the Bipartisan Policy Center Debt Reduction Task Force (“Domenici-Rivlin Task Force”).
A newsletter article by Kathryn Zdan, EA, and Managing Editor at Spidell’s, states that Boomers are retiring earlier than anticipated, but that there is a top concern about long-term care costs. Her summary is based in a survey released by the Metlife Mature Market Institute providing some interesting statistics related to how the oldest group of Baby Boomers (those born in 1946) is handling retirement.