You can max out your 2020 contribution through May 17, thanks to the new tax deadline.
Tax Day has been extended to May 17, 2021. Details of the extension are provided below. As always, please call our office with any questions and we will be happy to assist you.
On Thursday, March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA 2021) was signed into law. This is a $1.9 trillion emergency relief package that includes payments to individuals and funding for federal programs, vaccines and testing, state and local governments, and schools. It is intended to assist individuals and businesses during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and accompanying economic crisis. Major relief provisions are summarized here, including some tax provisions.
Over the course of 11 trading days from January 13 to January 28, 2021, the stock of GameStop, a struggling brick-and-mortar video game retailer, skyrocketed by more than 2,200% — creating a mix of excitement and concern throughout the financial world, as well as among many people who pay little attention to the stock market.1 Other stocks of small, struggling companies made similar though less dramatic moves.
New rules for savers, beneficiaries, and taxpayers
by John Waggoner, AARP, January 5, 2021
Most people will miss 2020 about as much as they miss mosquito season. For many retirees and retirement savers, the year had a few benefits, such as some COVID-19 relief measures. Even without those, however, most of the retirement changes in 2021 are for the better. Here's a look at some of the most important you need to know.
Monday Update: Economic Recovery Continued in Fourth Quarter
Posted by Sam Millette, Feb 1, 2021
2020’s Remarkable Value Rally
Posted by Peter Essele, CFA®, CAIA, CFP, Jan 26, 2021
As we turn the page on 2020 (thankfully!), market practitioners are starting to release outlook pieces and portfolio positioning recommendations for the year ahead. The recent strong performance of value, when compared with growth, has many investors wondering whether it makes sense to consider an overweight to this seemingly forgotten asset class, which has benefited greatly from the recent vaccine rally.
By John Csiszar, Tue, January 19, 2021
Don't pay more than needed by checking out these tax-reducing steps.
At Axial we feel it is always important to recognize our team members for their extraordinary determination and development in their careers. Dan Lahiff, a Retirement Plan Associate from our benefits department, was recently named one of NAPA's Top 100 Young Retirement Plan Advisors in the country, also known as, "Aces".
We’re nearing the end of a hard year, with the pandemic raging once again and the economy starting to slow. On the other hand, vaccines will soon be coming into play, companies are adapting, and there is the possibility of a spending boom next year. Despite risks ahead (e.g., the chance of another surge of infections with holiday travel), could 2021 be better for medical news, for the economy, and for the markets?
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Posted by Sam Millette, Commonwealth Financial Network, Dec 14, 2020
Tis’ the season for giving. And taking. As more Christmas shopping is done online, scammers are coming up with clever ways to con you out of your hard-earned dollar. The days of worrying about the fraudulent cashier’s check in the mail are long gone. Scammers are getting more clever and sophisticated in the ruse to trick you into giving them your money. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the horizon, scammers are deploying the latest tricks of their trade to catch you in the midst of a post-Thanksgiving food coma. Experts warn that now is the time to be most vigilant while taking advantage of those annual holiday deals.