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Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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Experience:  Licensed CPA, CFE, CMA, CGMA who teaches accounting courses at Master's Level
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my wife, age 60, has retired from teaching in public schools

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my wife, age 60, has retired from teaching in public schools in North Carolina. At the end of July she will be getting a one time $12,000 paycheck for all accrued sick time, annual leave, regular salary etc. Is there any instrument available to lower her taxes, defer them, or whatever. No annuities please! Roth IRA?

MyVirtualCPA :

Thank you for your question, and thanks for using JustAnswer.com

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The only way to lower your taxes would be to have business expenses, contribute to a retirement plan such as an IRA, or invest in technology that gives you a tax break, such as energy efficient improvements to your home

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There's no magic bullet to reduce your tax

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regardless if you invested in an annuity you would owe the tax

MyVirtualCPA :

I wish there was something more that I could tell you to lower the tax

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Do you have further questions?

Customer:

thanks, XXXXX XXXXX on the home improvement angle, might be putting in a new energy efficient heating and air system.

MyVirtualCPA :

Please make sure before you make the changes that you come back and let us know so we can ensure that you get the proper treatment

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Not everything that is energy efficient can get the credit

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