Tax Consequences When Borrowing From Your 401(K)

When you borrow from your 401(k), you become both a borrower and a lender. Whether that’s a good idea depends on your personal financial situation – and in the process of making the decision about lending money to yourself, you may have questions regarding the tax consequences. For instance, though you probably know the initialContinue Reading

What Investment Expenses are Deductible?

Whether you’re a stock market bull or bear, you have investment expenses – and you may be wondering if they’re deductible on your federal income tax return. Here’s a quick review. What are investment expenses? Investment expenses are amounts you pay to produce or collect taxable income, or to manage, conserve, or maintain your investments.Continue Reading

Foreign Bank, Savings, and Investment Accounts

The IRS and the Treasury Department are getting increasingly interested in U.S. citizens who maintain foreign bank, savings, and investment accounts. If you have any foreign investments, there’s an approaching reporting requirement that you should be aware of. You are required to file “Treasury Department Form 90-22.1,” the “Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts,”Continue Reading