Tax law 2018: what financial advisors need to know

Covisum is hosting a free webinar on January 30 at 11 a.m. Central where advisors can learn how to capitalize on opportunities from the change in the tax law. Hear from Joe Elsasser, CFP®, RHU®, REBC® and President of Covisum and Dave Cechanowicz, JD, MSFS, AIF® AEP and Senior Financial Planner with REDW Stanley, in this must-attend webinar.

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Posted in Tax, Tax Clarity, Tax Map, Tax Reform, Webinar, Financial Planning, Joe Elsasser, Taxes, Retirement Planning, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Tax Law, New Tax Law

Join us for a live demonstration of Tax Clarity

Covisum's mission is to improve lives through better decisions. Advisors and financial institutions rely on us to help them guide their clients to make the best financial decisions. That's why we create software and reports that visually illustrate the value of a good decision. Advisors can quickly recognize and identify opportunities to save their clients from leaving significant money on the table.  

Learn more about how we can support you and your business at one of our upcoming live

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PLANADVISOR: Achieving ‘Tax Clarity’ on Retirement Income Is Possible in 2018

On Friday, Joe Elsasser, CFP®, president of Covisum spoke with PLANADVISOR's John Manganaro about the tax landscape looking into 2018, the updates we've made to Tax Clarity and what advisors should do to make the most of the changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.  

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Posted in In The News, Tax Clarity, Tax Map, Grow your business, Taxes, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Tax Law, New Tax Law

The Tax Landscape in 2018

The U.S. tax landscape is changing. Last week, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed into law. It is clear that there is a need for members of the general public to understand the changes and how those changes impact their personal situations. Financial advisors are faced with a choice – either take proactive steps to first become educated on the new laws, and then identify specific opportunities for their clients, or risk losing clients to other proactive advisors who choose the first path. 

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Posted in Tax Clarity, Tax Reform, Joe Elsasser, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Tax Law

Covisum updates Tax Clarity software to reflect  Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changes

Advisors can now answer clients' biggest question in the New Year: "How will the new tax law affect me?"

Advisors and financial institutions rely on us to help them guide their clients to make the best financial decisions. Advisors who are struggling to quantify all the implications of the new 500-page Tax Cuts and Jobs Act can gain insight into unseen opportunity to add dollars to a retirement plan with the newly updated Tax Clarity tool. Advisors can now confidently perform tax

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Did the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Eliminate the Social Security Tax Torpedo?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act represents a relatively significant tax cut for most middle-income retirees, but the bill did nothing to change the interactions between different income sources in retirement, which means that retirees will need to pay close attention to which accounts they withdraw from at which points in time.

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Don't take our word for it... tools that will help you help your clients

By David Cechanowicz, JD, MSFS, AIF, AEP, Senior Financial Planner, REDW Stanley

One of the most significant financial decisions that an individual or couple makes in their financial lives relates to retirement income planning. It is always shocking to hear the number of people and families that put their retirement income at risk by claiming Social Security benefits without proper analysis and advice. As an advisor, it’s a tale we hear too often from clients – and frequently the

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Posted in SmartRisk, Social Security Timing, Tax Clarity, Testimonial

New resources added to Tax Clarity

Our team cares about your business growth goals and we've been hard at work creating content and materials to help you along the way. With all the discussions about tax law in the news, we wanted to let you know about some new resources we've added to Tax Clarity

Top advisors use Tax Clarity to create a landscape view of tax for their clients. Tax Clarity instantly calculates your client’s effective marginal tax rate and lets you view alternates so that you can guide your clients to make

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Posted in Marketing, Tax Clarity, New Resources, Grow your business

What will tax reform look like for the proactive advisor?

Now is the time to build relationships with CPAs

At this point, it seems safe to expect some form of tax reform will pass in the next several months. The House has already passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” which includes a variety of changes to the personal income tax system and significant changes to corporate taxation. The Senate has released its proposal, which doesn’t reduce the number of brackets, but does smooth the progression with level steps between each new proposed

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How New Tax Law Will Impact How You Help Clients

By Joe Elsasser, CFP®, president of Covisum

For all the talk about how the Trump tax plan, the House plan and the Senate plan change the current tax system, there has been little talk about just how similar they are to the current structure. For mass-affluent retirees and the advisors who serve them, the future is highly similar to the past — rich with opportunities to help clients

The tax plans don’t change the fundamental concepts in the current tax system. Here, we break it down by those

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Posted in Tax Clarity, Tax Reform, Trump, Joe Elsasser