The Truth About Taxes in Retirement with Cheri David

Do you need to be concerned about taxes in retirement?

Many people think that they will not have to pay tax on their Social Security or deal with taxes at all when they’re no longer working.

But required minimum distributions are taxed as ordinary income and can push many into higher tax brackets and up to 85% of your social security benefits will be taxed based on your adjusted gross income.

In this episode, David Koren speaks with Cheri David, CPA, CVA, Managing Partner and Principal at Clarkson David CPA, about taxes in retirement. While covering topics such as required minimum distributions, the taxation of social security benefits, Roth conversions, adjusted gross income, and deductions, they emphasize the benefits of working with a CPA to maximize take-home pay and reduce tax bills. They also discuss the advantages of health savings accounts (HSAs) and flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for tax planning.

David and Cheri discuss: 

  • What adjusted gross income is and why it’s important
  • The difference between standard deductions and itemized deductions
  • Ways to reduce your tax burden
  • And more

Related: How Much Money Do I Need To Have To Retire?