“Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible. He is not bound to choose the pattern which best pays the treasury…. Nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands.” – Judge Learned Hand
Recognizing that no investor wants to have to pay more a cent more in taxes than necessary, we can analyze how certain financial products may make sense for your financial planning in order to minimize your tax burden. Certain strategies offer tax deferral so that you only pay taxes when you actually take a withdrawal. Other products, such as life insurance, also offer the opportunity to utilize income-tax-free income when structured properly.