Questions tagged [roth-ira]

To be used for questions related to Retirement Tax saving scheme Roth IRA as applicable in the United States

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
2answers
45 views

Can I contribute to my Roth IRA in December and then again in January?

I haven't started my Roth IRA yet, have been procrastinating. So hypothetical question, say I get around to doing it in December, can I make the maximum contribution all at once in that month, and ...
8
votes
5answers
5k views

Company with high match for 401K vs IRA, which to choose?

I am fortunate to be at a company with a pretty high 401K match, 50% with no cap. Normally when I've saved in the past, I've done the 401K up to the amount matched, and then chose other savings ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

A Complicated Question regarding Roth IRA and backdoor

So here is the scenario. I have 600K in 401K Rollover Traditional IRA (Pre-Tax) I have 30K in Roth IRA I want to contribute to Roth IRA but my income is too high. If I take part of money every year ($...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Can rolling over a Defined Contribution Plan to a Roth IRA make investment earnings tax-free while avoiding Roth contribution limits?

My employer offers a Defined Contribution Plan (DCP) where I can contribute after-tax earnings. Investment earnings grow tax-deferred. There is an option to roll over DCP (after-tax) contributions to ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Converting Portion of 401K Rollover Traditional IRA to Roth IRA

I have a 401K (Pre Tax) plan rollover to a personal Traditional IRA. I also have a Roth IRA account. Currently, I do not contribute to the 401K plan, since it was from a previous employer. I do ...
1
vote
2answers
102 views

Best Time for Back Door Roth IRA Contributions

I want to contribute to Roth IRA but due to income limits I cannot. I am already have a Traditional IRA account with funds in it. I can move certain amount to ROTH IRA as a backdoor contribution. My ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Can you fund your Traditional IRA after rolling it over to Roth IRA?

The Traditional IRA has a $6,000 limit per year. If I Step1: Transfer 6k to Traditional IRA Step2: Roll over entire 6k to Roth IRA Can I transfer additional 6k to Traditional IRA because Traditional ...
1
vote
1answer
186 views

Roth IRA and pre-IPO shares

With the recent news that a billionaire managed to get several billion dollars in a Roth IRA by funding it from pre-IPO shares of his company, I'm curious about how this works. Ignore for the moment ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Does the amount converted over from traditional to roth-ira count towards the contribution limits for that year?

IRS has contribution limit of $6000 ($7000 for 50+ individuals) for any given year for contribution to IRA account. Say in a given year, a person decides to convert $3000 from his/her traditional IRA ...
-1
votes
1answer
115 views

How much of my 401(k) should I roll over to a Roth IRA to pay the least taxes?

I am 61 yrs old want and I want to start rolling over my 401K to a Roth-IRA account. How can I figure out how much money I should roll over in order to pay the least taxes? Through a google search, I ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Is partial amount allowed to be converted/rolled over from traditional to roth-IRA?

Say a person has $50,000 in his/her traditional IRA account. Now due to Now he wants to transfer part of it say $10,000 into a roth-IRA account. Is such a partial roll over to roth-IRA possible? Also ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Will a traditional IRA account's capital gains incur annual taxes, if a person's income is above the limit for tax deductible IRA contributions?

Say a person's income is above the limit of making a tax deductible contribution to a traditional IRA account. If he/she still decides to make a contribution of say $6000 per year to a traditional IRA ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Are there any penalties or tax consequences if an person decides to take money out of a Roth IRA account prematurely?

Say a person has a Roth IRA account. Now the money in the Roth IRA account is already post-tax contributions. However, say the person has made a significant capital gains on their Roth IRA investments....
2
votes
2answers
88 views

Are there annual salary limits to be eligible to contribute to a ROTH IRA account in US?

I am planning to contribute to a ROTH IRA to have a better control on my tax free trading. However I need to know as a single person, if there are certain salary limits to be eligible to make ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Contributing to Roth IRA using previous tax year earnings

I am currently a student and I maxed out my Roth IRA contribution for 2020, but I still have “left-over” income saved. Given that I have not yet earned any taxable income for 2021, can I use these ...
1
vote
2answers
62 views

What tax forms have to filed when doing a rollover from After-tax 401(k) to Roth IRA?

What tax forms have to filed when doing a rollover from After-tax 401(k) to Roth IRA? Examples appreciated.
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Possible to do rollover from a solo Roth 401(k) to Roth IRA?

I'm self-employed and thinking of opening an individual Roth 401(k) account with TD Ameritrade. I would max out the employee contribution immediately and not bother with the employer match (since the ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

What are the rules regarding early withdrawal of contributions from a Roth IRA after a rollover from a solo Roth 401(k)?

Plan Open a solo Roth 401(k) (I'm self-employed) and contribute roughly $50,000 during the first year Wait some amount of time, if necessary? Rollover the Roth 401(k) into my existing Roth IRA ...
2
votes
2answers
65 views

How to move non-deductible traditional IRA contributions to Roth IRA?

I made 3 non-deductible contributions to my traditional IRA account in 2019, 2020, and 2021. Instead, I should have contributed the money to Roth IRA. What would be the best way to fix this? Here is a ...
2
votes
1answer
76 views

Are there IRS limits for 401k to Roth IRA rollovers?

I am 61 years old and I have two 401k plans from former employers. I want to roll over these 401k plans into a single Roth IRA account over a period of time in several intervals. I would like to know ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

If I don't plan to sell the stock until age 60 or 65 in USA, is it exactly the same in a regular account vs an IRA or 401k account?

With the limitations of how much money we can put in IRA, Roth IRA, or 401(k) account, I just thought, what if we plan to buy the stock and know we won't sell it until age 60 or 65, when our income ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

401k or Roth IRA for non treaty countries

This might be a bit complicated, so pretty please bear with me a little. I am currently living in USA on a E2 visa. My employer offers both 401k and Roth IRA. I do not plan to neither retire nor ...
2
votes
2answers
237 views

How do you show that “you did not live with your spouse at any time during the year”?

My wife and I will be filing separate tax returns this year. Since I made more than $10,000 modified AGI during 2020, this would normally mean I am ineligible to contribute to a Roth IRA. However, due ...
2
votes
1answer
168 views

Roth IRA Conversion and taking money out

A person who is over 59.5 years of age has an traditional IRA worth 1 million dollars and no Roth IRAs. On Monday, he converts the traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. On Tuesday, due to an unexpected ...
6
votes
2answers
990 views

Is it more difficult to cash in an IRA with multiple funds?

If my Roth IRA has contributions to multiple different funds will it be any more difficult to get the money out when it's time to retire? Would I just sell each of the funds and close the account or ...
2
votes
1answer
82 views

2020 Backdoor Roth IRA Conversion in 2021 - Concern/Questions

In 2019, I did a backdoor Roth IRA conversion that went off without any problems (put $6000 into traditional IRA, converted to Roth IRA). In 2020, I was looking to do the same, but I hit a snag. I ...
3
votes
2answers
71 views

Pros and cons of using a Roth IRA to fund home improvements

I have a Roth IRA with a balance of something like $150k. Say around $100k of that is contributions. Due to my income, I am ineligible to contribute to the Roth IRA, but I do maximize contributions to ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

IRA contributions income limit [duplicate]

I never calculated my MAGI, but I don't have any student loans, educational expenses or anything like that for that matter. I just claim standard deduction every year. My net income this year is going ...
4
votes
3answers
228 views

Consolidate Rollover IRA into my Roth IRA

I have a Rollover IRA from 2016 and I want to move that money into my Roth IRA account. Can I just sell and transfer that money to the Roth IRA with no penalties (no taxes)? Also, that wouldn't count ...
6
votes
4answers
936 views

How should I split my contributions to Roth IRA and Roth 401k?

I am in my early 20s and currently contribute ~18% of my income to my retirement accounts, 7% to company sponsored Roth 401(k) (Popular Investment Company) and 11% into my Roth IRA (A "Big 3"...
2
votes
2answers
65 views

Can IRS construe a Roth conversion to be a wash sale?

Should I do Roth IRA conversions after a market crash? I have too much money in my traditional IRA and not enough money in my Roth IRA. Both accounts use VTSAX. I have no intention of touching it any ...
1
vote
3answers
51 views

Can a married person open a personal Roth IRA? If yes then is contribution limit based on last year?

A married person MAGI $170,000 year 2020 income. Spouse doesn’t work $0 income. Can this person open a personal Roth IRA? Or does this Roth IRA have to be owned jointly? Also, is Roth IRA contribution ...
29
votes
6answers
5k views

Is a Roth IRA good for a high schooler?

I am a high-school Senior who will not earn enough income working this summer to have to pay income taxes. I have a full ride to college, so I was thinking of using my earnings/savings for retirement. ...
2
votes
3answers
169 views

Is a backdoor ROTH IRA contribution still worth it if I have pre-tax IRAs that I can't rollover to a 401k yet?

Starting this year, I can no longer contribute to my ROTH IRA. I have three other IRAs: A rollover IRA (pre-tax), opened in 2020 when I rolled over an old 401k. A SIMPLE IRA (pre-tax), opened in 2020 ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Recharacterization due to Roth IRA overcontribution

In early 2020, I contributed $6000 to my Roth IRA. At the time, my salary was lower, so I didn't think my 2020 AGI would go above 125k. Then I got a new job in mid-2020, which came with a big raise. ...
2
votes
1answer
44 views

Is “Conversion” a technical term in a Backdoor ROTH Conversion?

I'm doing a backdoor ROTH for the first time with Fidelity. My understanding is the process is simple: Create or have a Traditional IRA Create or have a ROTH IRA Put post-tax money into Traditional ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

Why will I be receiving a 1099-R in January of 2022, for income that is supposed to be reported for tax year 2020?

I overcontributed to my Roth IRA by $2,000 in 2020. I realized this when working on my 2020 taxes this year, so withdrew the excess contribution and respective earnings of $277.50. Now I received a ...
2
votes
2answers
101 views

Roth IRA on Fidelity received a IRS Form 990-T. What is this for?

A family member has a Roth IRA and she just received an IRS Form 990-T from Fidelity. She was mainly trading with her Roth IRA, which was suppose to be tax free until retirement age. Does she need to ...
1
vote
0answers
53 views

Are you taxed on money withdrawn from a Roth IRA to pay for alimony?

A QDRO allows a non-penalized distribution from a Roth IRA due to a divorce but what if money is taken out and used for alimony that is not specified in the QDRO? Form 8606 Part III, Line 19 is where ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

IRA to IRA Roth “Recharacterization” vs “Conversion”, is there a difference in result?

Let's assume this simplified case: At the beginning of 2020, there is no money in my IRA. I contribute the maximum amount allowed (for me 7k$, because I'm old) from after-tax money, and next day ...
2
votes
2answers
76 views

I cannot do Traditional IRA. But I can contribute to Roth IRA. Can I do the non deductible IRA at the same time?

I am not eligible for Traditional IRA this year (2020). But I am still under the limits for Roth IRA. I will contribute to Roth IRA in full. I heard that there is a Non-deductible IRA. Can I do the ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

Why is it better to put taxable bonds in tax-exempt accounts?

Resources like this one suggest putting taxable bonds in tax-exempt accounts and equity index funds in taxable accounts. But the expected return of taxable bonds is much lower than that of equity ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Is it forbidden to have more than one Roth account?

Is there any conflict or any rule against having a Roth IRA and a 401k with Roth contributions?
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Rollover IRA and Roth IRA Contribution Limit?

I have a 401k from a prior employer that I quit from a couple of years ago. As I cannot invest in it any longer I have decided to move it into a "Rollover IRA". I already have a Roth IRA. ...
3
votes
1answer
92 views

Is my understanding of the different types of IRAs correct?

I have been getting a bit confused by the variety of IRA accounts available to me and want to check that my understanding of each is correct, in a general sense (ignore complexities like 5 year rules, ...
3
votes
3answers
53 views

Do taxes on hedging apply between a tax sheltered and non-sheltered account?

I have been reading that there are various tax laws that prevent one from doing things like locking in one's short term gains on a stock by purchasing (or selling) options, or resetting one's cost ...
2
votes
3answers
108 views

Can I rollover Roth/Traditional 401k into a Roth IRA?

My previous employer offered both a Roth and a Traditional 401k (unclear to me if these are technically separate accounts... as far as I was functionally aware, I had one 401k account, which could ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Converting a contribution to a Roth IRA >60 days after contributing?

I deposited $6k in 2019, and $6k in 2020, but converted $4k to Roth in 2019, and $8k to Roth in 2020. Will this differ any benefit? Will I be taxed differently?
2
votes
1answer
104 views

What are the upsides of rolling over a Roth 401(k) to a Roth IRA?

Some employer's retirement allows to roll-over Roth 401(k) to a Roth IRA, otherwise this can be done when leaving one's job. Roth IRA has at least 3 upsides compared to Roth 401(k): There are no ...
0
votes
1answer
75 views

Wash Sale Rule - Multiple Purchases across accounts

If I purchase a stock/option, sell it for a loss, and then repurchase the same stock/option in multiple accounts, does the wash rule apply to the first repurchase? I think my understanding of options ...

1
2 3 4 5
13