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Why is my 401k manager recommending me to save more?

I am currently contributing enough to hit the limit (~$18000) per year and get a match of 100% for 4% of it. My 401k provider (Fidelity) just sent me a quarterly progress email and suggests that I ...
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Can I withdraw Small Overcontribution from RRSP?

My contribution room for my RRSP is 23.5k, I accidentally contributed 25k though. I realize my over-contribution is within the 2k that CRA allows, but I would prefer to keep the extra $1,500 outside ...
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I have some money left

I got a scholarship, which is more than what I need for the period of my studies. So, approximately 300 to 400 euro is in excess, what can I do with this money? I am 20.
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I accidentally recharacterized nondeductible IRA contribution to Roth

In 2018, I made a catch-up contribution($1000, nondeductible) to traditional IRA). Then by mistake, instead of Roth conversion, I accidentally requested "recharacterization to Roth" which I didn't ...
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Excess Roth IRA Contribution - How to Capture Earned Interest No 1099 r?

I contributed over the limit to my Roth IRA in 2018. I realized this and have withdrawn the excess contribution plus earnings in 2019, and have not yet filed my 2018 tax return. My Financial advisor ...
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I'm over the MAGI limit for 2018 for the Roth IRA I already contributed to. Now what?

At the beginning of last year, I contributed the maximum amount to my Roth IRA, as I typically do. Late in the year, I received a very unexpected and very large bonus. I realized when I got my 1040 ...
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Roth IRA excess contribution removal infinite loop?

I'm dealing with correcting an overcontribution to a Roth IRA due to income limits, and my head hurts. Here's the gist of my problem. I contributed $5500 to my Roth in 2016. In March 2017, I went to ...
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How do you correct an excess Roth IRA contribution after the October 15th deadline?

I'd like a clear answer on the process of correcting an excess IRA contribution. My Roth IRA has an excess contribution from 2 years back. This means for 2017 I will be paying a 6% penalty. My ...
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How does the IRS handle 401k excess contributions with employer match?

My situation is a bit complicated: Worked at company A, maxed out 401k in 2017 Left company A, rolled over 401k to IRA Started at company B. Told company B to not contribute to my 401k in their on ...
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Applying Roth IRA excess to next year

I contributed $5500 each to both my traditional and Roth IRAs for the 2017 tax year, so I need to handle the over-contributions. From what I can tell, one option is to apply the 2017 Roth ...
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What is the penalty of contributing to a Coverdell ESA while earning over $110k MAGI?

Regarding Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) (https://www.irs.gov) Q. Who can contribute to a Coverdell ESA? A. Generally, any individual (including the beneficiary) whose modified ...
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Excess HSA Contributions Used For Medical Expenses

I have a potential employer with a strange solution for healthcare. They wish for you to select a HDHP from the marketplace with an HSA then they fund the HSA to pay for the healthcare premiums. I ...
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Roth IRA excess contribution to pay bank fees

I borrowed $5500 from a Roth IRA from tax year 2014 in late December of 2016 and I put the money back in within the 60 day period so that it is a rollover. I already contributed my maximum for both ...
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What happens to the company match for a 401k over-contribution?

Suppose that I change jobs halfway through the year. My first employer matches 50% of 401k contributions. By the time I leave, I've already contributed enough to hit IRS limits: $18,000 in my ...
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HSA low balance options - $15 yearly fee vs yearly 6% Excise Tax ($9) vs?

I have just under 3k in my HSA. I don't have a HDHP anymore, so I can't contribute anything. My bank wants $10/month if the balance is under 3k. In 2015, I contributed $150 at the beginning of the ...
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HSA Employer Excess Contribution: W2 vs Other Income?

Form 8889 instructions state that excess employer contributions should be included in income on Form W-2. (Box 1 I assume?) If this is not done, instructions state that excess employer contributions ...
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How is employer HSA excess contribution taxed?

My previous employer made an excess contribution to my HSA account. They are not particularly interested in assisting me, so it looks like I will have to correct this myself if anyhow possible. If I ...
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Consequences of contributing too much to your Roth IRA? [duplicate]

What happens if you contribute to your Roth IRA at the beginning of the year, but then find out that you're over the allowable income to be able to contribute? You might not always know at the ...
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How are contribution limits enforced on Roth IRAs for people with high income?

Say I make over 194k and can contribute 0. https://www.irs.gov/retirement-plans/plan-participant-employee/amount-of-roth-ira-contributions-that-you-can-make-for-2016 I know my brokerage Roth IRA ...
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Is Return of Excess from an IRA Subject to Penalty?

I made a deposit into a Traditional IRA a few days ago, intending to do a Back-Door Roth. As it turns out, it wasn't a good idea (see Any Downside to Backdoor Roth?). In filling out the forms to do ...
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How should I deal with over-contributing to a Roth IRA?

While doing my taxes, I came to the realization that my income for 2015 is above the limit to contribute the full $5500 to my Roth IRA, but below the limit where I am unable to contribute. My ...
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HSA excess contribution in 2015 moved to 2016 contribution, W-2 shows total amount including excess

TL;DR: my W-2 indicates that my HSA contribution for 2015 is $4137. I had my bank move the 2015 excess contribution ($787) to 2016's contributions. Is it OK to change the value reported on my taxes (W-...
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Excess Roth IRA contributions and taxes

My wife and I contributed the maximum for our age ($11,000 combined) to a Roth IRA for the 2015 tax year. It turns out we unexpectedly made too much money to be eligible at all. I shouldn't have ...
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Recovering from HSA deposit coded to the wrong year?

On April 15 2015 a family member contributed $3000 to HSA #1, intending it to be coded as a 2014 contribution. It however missed the custodian's 1pm Eastern cutoff time by a few seconds and was coded ...
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HSA and FSA Concurrently

Our family's health insurance is through my wife's job and it is a high deductible plan. She opened and started contributing to an HSA in 2014. I started contributing to an FSA through my job in 2015 ...
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How to deal with IRA excess contribution without withdrawal, penalties, and fees?

I made my traditional IRA contribution for the 2013 tax year in April of 2014. I made my contribution for the 2014 tax year in April of 2015 and shortly thereafter received a notice from Principal ...
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Do employer matching contributions in an RRSP count towards the contribution room?

My employer gives a matching contribution for my RRSP. So let us say if I contribute $5000, the employer contributes $2000 (free money.) Does this $2000 contributed by my employer also eat up my ...
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Recovering over-contribution to Social Security between two employers?

My wife changed jobs mid-year 2014 and her new employer took over $6K in Social Security tax withheld. Her first employer withheld over $5K making it a total of $11,298.98 in Social Security tax ...
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What happens with an accidental excess contribution to an ISA?

I handle joint internet banking for myself and my husband. Our online account happens to have been created using my husband's personal details. While logged in under this account (as usual) I ...
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Withdrawing HSA excess contributions?

I just got married a couple of weeks ago. I have a self-coverage only HDHP through my employer, with an HSA funded by my employer ($3000 per year). My husband has a family-coverage HDHP through his ...
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What to do if I get refunded by my 401k for being considered HCE?

If my employer gives back some of the money I put away on my 401k because I am considered a HCE, can I turn around and put it back into an IRA to avoid paying taxes and penalties that year? I am over ...
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Add > 5,500 (excess contribution) to Roth IRA for temporary investment?

I have an standard IRA through work and an additional Roth IRA. I split my contributions between the two accounts. I understand the max contributions to the accounts combined is 5,500 per year. A ...
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Removed Excess Contribution HSA in next calendar year, received 1099-SA in current year

For Tax Year 2012 I had an excess contribution to my HSA. In calendar year 2013, before the filing deadline I removed the excess contribution to avoid the penalty. However, the bank holding my HSA ...
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How Do I Fix Excess Contribution Withdrawl

This is a kind of a straight forward situation but I made it little complex due to my limited knowledge of Traditional IRA and 401(k). In the year 2012, I was working as a contractor. I had a ...
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Change IRA contribution year

About two weeks ago, I opened a Roth IRA account and bought into a fund with $3000, the minimum investment. I designated the contribution as for the 2013 tax year. However, looking over my 2013 IRA ...
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Already made contributions to a Rollover IRA in 2013, but exceeded the income limit to deduct. What to do?

I switched jobs in February of 2013 and rolled over my 401(k) to a Rollover IRA, which as I understand it, is equivalent to a Traditional IRA. Over 2013, I contributed $4125 to the Rollover IRA and ...
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Over contributed to Dependent Care FSA for 2014

My husband and I just realized that we both contributed to our employer's Dependent Care FSA for 2014. He put in the maximum allowed $5,000 and I put in $3,600 for a total of $8,600. Unfortunately, ...
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Can you re-contribute withdrawn Roth IRA contributions?

This year I contributed the maximum of $5500 to a Roth IRA. I (foolishly) withdrew all of it later in the year, both principal and growth, bringing the balance of the Roth IRA to $0. Is it safe for me ...
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How can I self report and undo Roth IRA contributions, due to exceeding the AGI limit?

Contributions for Roth IRAs can be made through April 15 of the following year. Without getting into philosophical arguments about dollar cost averaging, my general principle has been to put the money ...
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Employer overpaid 401k - what's my liability?

My employer overpaid into my 401k account (ie: deposited an extra paycheck's worth of money into the account). I notified the HR/payroll person of the mistake, and they said they'd "look into it", ...
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What is the best option: conversion of excess contribution to traditional IRA; distribution, or leave for now?

I made a contribution to traditional IRA in '09. For various reasons, I did not receive some POD CD's of 2008 until now (2012). Now because of higher AGI for that year, figured on amended form, I have ...
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Do Roth 401(k) and Roth IRA plans share the same annual contribution limit?

I've contributed $2000 to my Roth 401(k) plan through my employer, and $4000 to my Roth IRA plan that is totally separate from my employer. My accountant says that the limit on Roth IRA contributions ...
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Could excess 401(k) contributions be used to game/maximize matches from different employers?

Suppose I max out my 401(k) really early. This avoids the risk that if I lose the job I would have lost the chance to contribute to it fully. However there is another risk. My company doesn't match. ...
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How can I correct over-contribution to an IRA?

I contributed $3000 to a traditional bank IRA and forgot about it. Later, I contributed an additional $6000 to an IRA annuity. So, I over contributed by $3000. How can I correct this error?
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TFSA over-contributions: How would the penalty apply in this scenario?

If my TFSA account is maxed and I want to transfer 5000 shares at $1.00 on August 2nd, 2011, and I was to sell the shares at $2.00 on January 3rd, 2012, would I have to pay tax on the gain plus 1% per ...
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Avoiding ammending taxes for forthcoming 1099-R for 2011 when filing 2010 for IRA

I over contributed to my traditional IRA last year. This was then converted along with all my traditional IRAs into Roth IRAs in 2010. Then in 2011, I recharacterized the excess and earnings from Roth ...
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What happens if TFSA contribution limits are exceeded?

When CRA says the annual limit for a TFSA is $5000, what does it mean? What happens if I put in $6000. The gains will be taxed? How exactly? Divide the gains by 1/6, then tax the 1/6 part???
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How can I back out excess IRA contributions when my IRA has a zero balance?

I accidentally over contributed $25 to my traditional IRA last year giving a total non-deductible contribution of $5025. This was then converted along with all my traditional IRAs into Roth IRAs in ...
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What do I do with excess contribution to traditional IRA that was converted to a Roth IRA?

I accidentally over contributed $25 to my traditional IRA last year giving a total non-deductible contribution of $5025. This was then converted along with all my traditional IRAs into Roth IRAs in ...