Focus on year-end tax planning

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce

Focus on year-end tax planning

Our company is committed to helping you succeed across all areas of your financial life. Here are five considerations to think about when it comes to tax planning.

Five areas to consider at year-end:

1. Analyze your investment portfolio.
• Review your portfolio to help ensure your allocation still
aligns with your goals.
• Assess tax consequences if you have sold assets earlier in
the year.
• Review tax-loss selling strategies if you have capital gains
but wish to keep exposure to a depreciated sector or
security.

2. Manage your taxes.
• Evaluate the pros and cons of deferring taxable income, if
you expect to be in the same or a lower tax bracket next year.
• Talk to your CPA about increasing your tax deductions.

3. Maximize your tax-saving opportunities.
• Consider increasing your retirement savings for the year.
• Find the right type of IRA for you.
• If suitable for your circumstances, consider consolidating your assets.
• Take advantage of an FSA or HSA for health care expenses.

4. Protect what matters.
• Review your insurance coverage to help make sure it is
adequate for your needs.
• Review your beneficiary designations and make any
necessary adjustments due to life changes (i.e., marriage,
divorce, birth of child/grandchild, death, etc.).

5. Leave a legacy.
• Review your estate plan to help ensure it is aligned with
your wishes.
• Think about creating or adding to a tax-advantaged college
savings plan.
• Consider developing a plan to complete charitable and family member gifts by year-end.

Taking the time to create, review, or update your investment plan can help you reach your short-term and long-term financial goals. Contact us to schedule a review of your financial situation.

Wells Fargo Advisors is not a legal or tax advisor. However, we will be glad to work with you, your accountant, tax advisor, and/or attorney to help you meet your financial goals.

This article was written by/for Wells Fargo Advisors and provided courtesy of Carl M. Trevisan, Managing Director-Investments and Stephen M. Bearce, First Vice President- Investments in Alexandria, VA at 800-247-8602.

Investments in securities and insurance products are: NOT FDIC-INSURED/NOT BANK-GUARANTEED/MAY LOSE VALUE
Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.
© 2017 Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC. All rights reserved.

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