If you have extra income, required minimum distributions, an inheritance, proceeds from the sale of a property, etc., that you won’t need right away (within the next five years or longer), a personal investment account may be right for you.
There are three tax benefits to these types of investments.
- Pay income taxes at the lower capital gains rate on qualified dividends rather than ordinary income tax on interest income.
- Pay as you go on the earnings of your investments.
- For your heirs, there will be a “step-up in basis” to your date of death, which is the readjustment of the total value for tax purposes upon inheritance. The result is that your beneficiaries’ capital gains taxes are minimized.
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