Our weekly roundup of tax-related investment strategies and news your clients may be thinking about.
Find out if you can deduct your medical expenses this year — and how: Clients age 65 have until the end of this year before the limit on medical expense deductions rises, according to MarketWatch. Loading up on health care before the start of 2017 could mean a bigger write off. – MarketWatch
MLP ETFs have ridden the energy recovery wave In 2016: Clients may want to consider MLP ETFs, which have been riding the recovery wave in the energy sector this year, according to Nasdaq. Why MLPs specifically? These investments deliver income and a tax benefit, and distribute a hefty portion of their earnings as dividends to shareholders. – Nasdaq
How do tax-managed mutual funds work?: Investors who own mutual funds outside tax-advantaged retirement accounts may owe a capital gains tax even if they don't sell their shares, according to the Motley Fool. This happens when the mutual fund manager buys and sells a fund inside the fund. -- Motley Fool