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TOTAL Online 2015 State Tax Update Complete

Posted on Fri, May 15, 2015

State tax rates for 2015 have been updated for TOTAL Online customers who opted to allow Money Tree to update the state tax information.  You can review the state tax information by going to Settings and State Tax in TOTAL Online.

For TOTAL Planning Suite (desktop edition) customers, now is a great time to update your state tax rates if you haven't already.  Learn more from our May newsletter Tech Tip: Entering State Tax Breakpoint.

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TOTAL Online State Tax Update - May 15th

Posted on Tue, May 12, 2015

TOTAL Online includes a feature allowing Money Tree to populate the tax information for all states and territories available in the program's settings.  We have the most recent state tax information for 2015 ready to send to our participating TOTAL Online customers.  

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RMD Start Age 69, 70 or 71 in TOTAL Planning Suite

Posted on Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Required minimum distributions start at age 70.5, but they can be reported in Money Tree's TOTAL Planning Suite (Easy Money and Golden Years) as starting at age 69, 70, or 71 depending on a couple of factors.  The first factor is the client's birth date, and the second is the date of the projection.  

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Tags: TOTAL Planning Suite, Tech Tips, TOTAL Online, Golden Years, Easy Money

Time Spent on Taxes vs. Financial Planning

Posted on Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Did your clients wait until this week to file their taxes? If so, they are not alone. According to IRS data, nearly 13% of taxpayers wait until the final week of tax season to file, and the more taxpayers earn, the more likely they are to be a part of that 13%. While clients owing taxes might have financial incentives to wait, the majority are simply busy and do not carve out the time to prepare taxes until the deadline is upon them.  Considering taxpayers filing a Form 1040 spend an average of 16 hours on their returns, it’s not a big surprise so many taxpayers wait until the deadline.)

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Start Fresh for Spring with a 30-day Trial

Posted on Mon, Mar 30, 2015

If you have not found the right financial planning solution for your practice or would like to explore additional options, start fresh with a new 30-day trial. Money Tree offers a full spectrum of planning tools to satisfy varying planning styles and customer types. Start fresh this spring and find the right financial planning software for your practice with a new 30-day trial, providing full access to the latest features and technical support service.  
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2015 T3 Advisor's Edition - February 12-14 in Dallas, TX

Posted on Wed, Feb 11, 2015

2015 Technology Tools for Today Annual Conference - Advisor's Edition
February 12-14 | Hilton Anatole | Dallas, TX

We are helping sponsor the 2015 T3 Advisor's Edition conference, which was listed as one of “The 8 Best Conferences for Financial Advisors in 2015” by Michael Kitces.  This conference is geared towards new technologies available to financial advisors and we will be sharing our latest developments, including TOTAL Online.  Money Tree's Donnie Carpenter, CFP® will be on a panel discussing financial planning software. 

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TOTAL and Silver Online will be Down for Scheduled Maintenance on 2/13 at 4:30 PM PST

Posted on Tue, Feb 10, 2015

On Friday, February 13th TOTAL Online and Silver Online will be down for maintenance from 4:30-5:30 PM PST 
(7:30-8:30 PM EST).

Money Tree needs to perform a maintenance item that require TOTAL Online to be down for a short period of time and have tried to schedule it during a time when it will have less impact on our customers. We are taking steps leading up to Tuesday to limit this downtime to be as short as possible. 

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TD Ameritrade’s Advisor Conference & TOTAL Online for Veo®

Posted on Tue, Jan 27, 2015

If you are attending TD Ameritrade Institutional’s national conference in San Diego this week, please stop by our exhibit in the Veo® Integration Partner kiosk area.  Money Tree is an invited Veo open access technology provider.  Money Tree's President, Mark Snodgrass, will be demonstrating TOTAL Online for Veo.  This integration allows real time access Veo client data in TOTAL Online to streamline your process for creating financial plans.

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2015 Tax Changes and Software Updates

Posted on Thu, Jan 22, 2015

With the new year comes new tax rules. 2015 marks the second year in a row of straightforward tax changes, primarily made up of simple inflation adjustments. 

Income tax rates remained unchanged, while income tax brackets, personal exemptions and standard deductions were adjusted upwards for inflation. The AMT exemption amount was increased for inflation, from $82,100 to $83,400 for married filing joint filers in 2015. The estate tax exemption grew by $90,000 per person to $5,430,00. For more details, view IRS Revenue Procedure 2014-61

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Tags: Silver Financial Planner, TOTAL Planning Suite, TOTAL Online, New Version, Silver Online, Tax Laws

New Computer - Steps to Transfer Silver Financial Planner

Posted on Fri, Jan 16, 2015

This tech tip details the steps to install, transfer data, and license Silver Financial Planner (desktop edition) to a new computer.  If you use Silver Online, no action is required - simply will open a browser and login and start planning.

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Tags: Silver Financial Planner, Tech Tips

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