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Tax Clarity is a type of tax optimization software that allows financial advisors to identify sub-optimal tax situations, demonstrating to clients how to make the most effective and tax-friendly retirement decisions. By utilizing different scenarios, Tax Clarity can calculate the impact of current year Roth conversions or the harvesting of capital gains, predicting how those decisions will hit the return in terms of tax consequences and the effective marginal tax rate.
Tax Clarity allows financial advisors to conduct annual tax assessments based on factual tax data inputs, utilize comparative scenario analysis, and identify marginal tax rates and Medicare thresholds. A self-employment tax feature calculates the impact of paying both the employee and the employer's share of Social Security and Medicare taxes for self-employed clients. A pass-through tax feature demonstrates the impact of the deduction for pass-through income and the phase-out of the deduction under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and a saver’s credit feature showcases the impact that the saver's credit may have on a client’s retirement income plan.
The effective marginal tax rate is the tax rate on the next dollar of income. It is influenced by individual circumstances including types of income, capital gains, benefit distributions, overall deductions, and more. It is often higher than the tax rate suggested by ordinary tax brackets.
Tax planning software can help determine a client’s effective tax rate and marginal tax rate. Effective tax rate refers to an individual’s average tax rate, or the percentage of their total yearly income that’s taxed. Marginal tax rate is the total amount of taxes that are added to any additional levels of income.
Many financial planning software programs assume that 85% of Social Security benefits will be taxed once the minimum income threshold is met, but that isn't always the case. The rate is variable depending on many factors. Tax Clarity can assist with these calculations to ensure your clients are prepared for their tax rates.
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