New rules for IRAs, RMDs and estate plans

Many people’s estates typically include IRAs. Be aware that two major laws passed into law recently, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, have had a direct effect on IRAs. In a nutshell, the CARES Act waives required minimum distribution (RMD) rules … Read more

Charitable giving during the COVID-19 crisis

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the resulting economic fallout is dealing a crushing blow to charitable organizations. Indeed, during a time when food banks, disaster relief and other nonprofit services are needed most by the public, their funding is suffering due to cancelled fundraising events and other factors. If philanthropy is an important part … Read more

A good time to review your estate plan

Generally, it’s recommended that you review your estate plan at year’s end. It’s a good time to check whether any life events have taken place in the past 12 months or so that affect your plan. However, with a life shock as monumental as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, now is a good time to review … Read more

Estate Planning for the Sandwich Generation

​by H2R CPA Team The “sandwich generation” accounts for a large segment of the population. These are people who find themselves caring for both their children and their parents at the same time. In some cases, this includes providing parents with financial support. As a result, estate planning — which traditionally focuses on providing for … Read more

Should I be worried about the Equifax data breach?

by H2R CPA Team What happened?On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three main American credit reporting agencies, announced a massive cybersecurity incident that exposed consumer information – including names, addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers – leaving millions vulnerable to identity theft. What can I do?1. To check if you or anyone … Read more