The Benefits and Costs of a Roth IRA- Season 8: Episode 9
One thing that many people would agree on is that paying no taxes is better than paying any taxes at all. This makes the tax-free nature of Roth IRA withdrawals very attractive, as long as all of the specific rules are met.
Of course, there’s a cost to getting money into a Roth IRA. Whether it’s via a contribution or a conversion, a Roth can only accept post-tax money. Thus, you have to consider whether paying the taxes on the money now is worth the ultimate result of tax-free later.
What are the costs and benefits of Roth IRAs? Find out from podcast host Johnny Dean and his guest, “Professor” Rick Plum, CFP® on this week’s episode of Managing Your Financial Future!
The information provided should not be considered specific tax, legal, or investment advice and is not specific to any individual’s personal circumstances. Each taxpayer should seek independent advice from a tax professional based on his or her individual circumstances.
Traditional IRA account owners have considerations to make before performing a Roth IRA conversion. These primarily include income tax consequences on the converted amount in the year of conversion, withdrawal limitations from a Roth IRA, and income limitations for future contributions to a Roth IRA. In addition, if you are required to take a required minimum distribution (RMD) in the year you convert, you must do so before converting to a Roth IRA.
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Roth IRA are tax-free; however, any earnings will be taxed at ordinary income rates and a 10% penalty tax will apply if withdrawn prior to age 59½ or within five years of the date the Roth IRA was established, whichever is longer.
IRA withdrawals will be taxed at ordinary income rates. Withdrawals prior to age 59½ may also be subject to a 10% penalty tax.
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