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Take a penalty-free IRA withdrawal for medical expenses

Take a penalty-free IRA withdrawal for medical expenses

Take a penalty-free IRA withdrawal for medical expenses

Are you considering withdrawing funds from your traditional IRA to pay unexpected medical costs?

You may be hesitating because of the 10% penalty imposed on withdrawals made when you're under age 59½. Since the 10% is calculated on the total you withdraw, the tax hit could be substantial. Worse, the penalty typically is not withheld from the cash you receive, so you'll need to come up with the money when you file your tax return.

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Health care mandate extended

Health care mandate extended

Rules just issued by the Treasury Department give a one-year extension to the health insurance mandate for mid-sized businesses. Companies with 50 to 99 employees will now have until January 1, 2016, to provide health insurance for employees or face penalties. Employers must certify that they have not cut workers in order to come under the 100 employee threshold. Companies with 100 or more employees must still meet the January 1, 2015, deadline for providing health insurance coverage.

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