Social Security Card and Money.jpgCovisum President Joe Elsasser, CFP® recently contributed an article to explaining how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act represents a relatively significant tax cut for many retirees, but there are opportunities for advisors to help clients visualize the new tax landscape and make better decisions about which income streams to use at different points in retirement.

"Clients often don’t understand the relationship between ordinary income and long-term capital gains or qualified dividends and the impact on their tax bill, leading to potentially significant tax inefficiency in their retirement strategy. With these new larger standard deductions and lower rates, there are more planning opportunities for higher income retirees and more opportunities to do something to avoid a very high effective marginal rate right after minimum distributions kick in."

Read the full article here.