It happened quickly, quietly, without media alarm. The SECURE Act moved through Congress and the President signed it into law before anyone with an IRA or 401K knew what happened. Now, investors are scrambling to protect their families from future tax burdens.
While cloaked by near-term benefits for retirement savings, The SECURE Act undermines investors that have for many decades used Traditional IRAs and 401Ks to build financial legacies for their families. While the government-created system has for a generation incentivized building estates through IRAs, politicians have now changed the rules in one swift motion by increasing the tax burden on heirs.
At the heart of the issue: The Stretch.
Before The SECURE Act’s passage, a son, daughter or even a grandchild could inherit an IRA and stretch required minimum distributions over time, based on their life expectancy: often over multiple decades. The SECURE Act changed this as of Jan. 1, 2020, now requiring heirs (with a few exceptions, including spouses) to take the entire value of a beneficiary IRA within 10 years. Since the majority of heirs are in their 40s or 50s, at the peak of their earnings potential, the new law in many cases pushes them into higher tax brackets, effectively eroding family wealth, threatening retirement and making it more difficult to provide for the next generation.
At Lake of the Ozarks, Grand Glaize Wealth Management is leading the discussion locally about alternative strategies to protect family estates from the impact of The SECURE Act.
Investors looking to protect their children from future tax burdens are encouraged to attend a special Lunch & Learn at noon, Thursday, Feb. 6, at Grand Glaize Wealth Management’s Osage Beach office.
“This law put forth sweeping changes in the retirement planning space,” says CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Derrick Brauner. “Grand Glaize Wealth Management is sponsoring this educational event to discuss these changes and the impacts on retirees and near-retirees.”
A reservation for lunch is required, but the event promises to make a difference for investors with large portions of their net worth in 401Ks and IRAs.
When: Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:00PM
Where: 5886 Osage Beach Parkway Ste. C, Osage Beach, MO 65065
Host: Grand Glaize Wealth Management