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I recently suggested to my son that he open a Roth IRA. Here are the 3 reasons why.
The Roth IRA offers a huge advantage over a regular IRA. This is particularly so for younger people. With the IRA you are (generally) allowed a tax deduction for this. The IRA grows tax deferred. You can … Continue reading »
To be eligible for a Roth IRA you need to have earned income. This is typically from wages earned as an employee. Earnings from self-employment also qualify. The annual contribution is the lesser of your earned income or $5,000. The contribution can be made at any time during the year and up to April 15th following the year.
Taxpayers can contribute up to $5,000 per year into a Roth IRA. Taxpayers over age 50 can contribute an additional ‘catch-up’ contribution of $1,000 for a total of $6,000. To contribute to a Roth IRA you need to have earned income at least up to the amount of the contribution. … Continue reading »
A Roth Conversion is when funds are taken out of an IRA and converted into a Roth IRA. This conversion results in taxable income. Here are 4 Reasons to do a Roth Conversion:
1) Don't panic. The returns are due on April 17th this year. This is due to April 15th falling on the weekend and April 16th being a holiday in Washington DC. If you can't get your return completed and filed on time, file an extension. The federal form is 4868 and the Connecticut form is CT-1040-EXT. This will allow you until October 15th … Continue reading »