What is subjected to FICA taxes and what isn’t? I delve into the matter and see how you can avoid paying these taxes on certain contributions.
You can either fight the tax code or learn it.
It’s easier to learn it.
If you want to retire with the most money, look at creating different accounts that will give you access to tax-free money, tax-deferred money and some taxable money. This will allow you to draw from all three types of accounts in retirement, keeping your taxable income low and ensuring you pay minimal taxes on your tax-deferred money.Read More
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