The Triple Tax Benefits of an HSA- Season 4: Episode 8

If there’s one thing most people can agree on when it comes to money, it’s probably this: we don’t like to pay taxes. If there’s a permissible way to avoid a higher tax bill, common sense would tell us that it’s wise to consider it.

A Roth IRA, for example, gives us the potential for tax-free distributions when done according to the tax laws. And any growth that may occur within a traditional IRA is tax deferred until distribution.

But what if you could get an up-front tax deduction, as well as tax deferral, AND tax-free distributions? On this week’s episode of Managing Your Financial Future, our moderator Johnny Dean  talks with “Professor” Rick Plum, CFP® about the triple-tax benefits of owning a Health Savings Account.

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IRA withdrawals will be taxed at ordinary income rates. Withdrawals prior to age 59½ may also be subject to a 10% penalty tax.

Roth IRA distributions of principal from a Roth IRA are tax-free; however, any earnings will be taxed at ordinary income rates and a 10% penalty tax will apply if withdrawn prior to age 59½ or within five years of the date the Roth IRA was established, whichever is longer.

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