- On March 1, 2018
You Worked Hard For Your Retirement Money…
Now Protect It & Avoid The “Triple Threat”
Did you know that most IRAs, 401(k)s and other retirement accounts can fall victim to the ‘Triple Threat”? Unfortunately, in far too many cases, non-spousal beneficiaries, such as children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, are individually designated as secondary beneficiaries. When such common beneficiary designation mistakes are made, retirement accounts can:
- be entirely lost to your beneficiary’s creditors;
- be subject to an accelerated and phantom income tax bill; and
- lose the tremendous income tax deferral benefits of the “Stretch-Out” (which in many plans is the largest tax planning benefit available).
Fortunately, with proper planning, your retirement accounts can be better protected. Kelleher & Buckley, LLC can provide the needed protection to preserve the “Stretch-Out” opportunity and increase tax planning opportunities over generations.
Please call us at (847) 382-9130 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with one of our estate, asset protection and tax planning attorneys.