The end of the year is an important time to consider any tax planning opportunities that may be available.
A health savings account (HSA) is a tax-advantaged way of saving for health care expenses now and in the future. The contributions you make to an HSA are income-tax-free, the growth and earnings are tax deferred (or tax-free), and the distributions are tax-free, provided they are used for a qualified health expense. A health savings account is also a portable account, meaning you own and control it, and there are no “use-it-or-lose-it” provisions.
September 1, 2020—Where and how you save your money can play a large role in your after-tax return as well as the after-tax paycheck you may need in retirement. A good question to ask yourself is: How can I help improve the tax efficiency of my investments? Director of Investment Planning and Portfolio Implementation Michael McIntyre discusses the importance of asset location in addition to asset allocation.