W. Edward Newton Jr., CPA, CFP | 13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 500 | Charlotte, NC 28277 | 704-552-8689

 

 

 

Financial Services by Newton Financial Network

Ed Newton, CPA, CFP

As a Certified Financial Planner I recently attended a financial services workshop in Indianapolis, IN.

It was hosted by Archer Funds, the registered advisor firm we work through to provide financial advice to our clients here in the Charlotte / Mecklenburg County area.

This forum allowed for two days of learning and networking. Speakers included the President of Archer Funds, Troy Patton, who spoke on the state of the market.

Troy is known for understanding how world events and complex factors affect our U.S. Market.

Steve Demas, Portfolio Manager, spoke on client services. Steve has a long history of working with clients on their personal finances and individual investments before dedicating all of his time to researching appropriate investments for the Archer portfolios.

John Rosebrough, Chartered Financial Analyst, provided insight into the technical aspects of portfolio management.

Troy, Steve and John actively manage the Archer Funds and the portfolios that are built around these funds. We offer investment advice through our Newton Financial Network.

For a free review of your investments, give me a call at 704-552-8689 or download one of my 4 FREE reports on investing at my Newton Financial Network website.  Thanks!  Ed

 


 

 

Ed Newton, CPA


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Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions for Individuals and Families

 

The Affordable Care Act, or health care law (also know as Obamacare) contains new health insurance coverage and financial assistance options for individuals and families.

 

The IRS will administer the tax provisions included in the law. Visit HealthCare.gov for more information on coverage options and financial assistance.

 

Do I need to do anything right now to get ready for the changes coming in 2014?

 

The premium tax credit can help make the cost of purchasing health insurance coverage through the Marketplace more affordable for individuals and families with low to moderate incomes. Learn more.

 

You may have received a letter from your employer providing information about the new Marketplace, and any health insurance coverage your employer may offer. For more information about coverage options through the Marketplace, visit HealthCare.gov. If you have questions about the coverage offered by your employer, please contact your employer.

 

             Considerations for 2013

Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace: The open enrollment period to purchase health care coverage through the new Health Insurance Marketplace begins Oct. 1, 2013. When you get health insurance through the marketplace, you may be able to get advance payments of the premium tax credit that will immediately help lower your monthly premium. Learn more at HealthCare.gov.

Filing Requirement: If you do not have a tax filing requirement, you do not need to file a 2013 federal tax return to establish future eligibility or qualify for future financial assistance, including advance payments of the premium tax credit to purchase health insurance coverage through a Health Insurance Marketplace. Learn more at HealthCare.gov.

W-2 Reporting of Employer Coverage: Certain employers are required to report the value of the health insurance coverage they provide. The value of health care coverage as reported by your employer in box 12 and identified by Code DD on your Form W-2 is not taxable.

Itemized Medical Expenses: You can deduct your unreimbursed medical and dental expenses that exceed 10 percent of your adjusted gross income on your 2013 tax return. The 7.5 percent threshold will remain for those 65 and older for tax years 2013 through 2016.

Other ACA Tax Provisions: Additional Medicare Tax, Premium Rebate for Medical Loss Ratio, Health Flexible Spending Arrangements, Health Saving Accounts, and Net Investment Income Tax.

 

 


Looking ahead to 2014

 

Premium Tax Credit: To claim the premium tax credit, you must get insurance through the Marketplace. You can elect to have advance payments of the tax credit sent directly to your insurer during 2014, or wait to claim the credit when you file your tax return in 2015. If you choose to have advance payments sent to your insurer, you will have to reconcile the payments on your 2014 tax return filed in 2015. Learn More.

 

Individual Shared Responsibility Payment: Starting January 2014, you and your family must either have health care coverage, have an exemption from coverage, or make a payment when you file your 2014 tax return in 2015. Most people already have qualifying health care coverage and will not need to do anything more than maintain that coverage throughout 2014. Learn More.

 

Change in Circumstances: If you are receiving advance payments of the premium tax credit to help pay for your insurance coverage, you should report changes such as income or family size to your marketplace. Reporting changes will help to make sure you are getting the proper amount of assistance.

 


 

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Regards, W. Edward Newton Jr., CPA, CFP (R)

Certified Public Accountant

 

 

 

W. Edward Newton Jr., CPA, CFP | Certified Public Accountant

13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 500 Charlotte, North Carolina 28277 Phone: (704) 552-8689 | Email: ednewton@ednewtoncpa.com