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What are the appropriate forms to file when using a mega-backdoor?

For the backdoor (IRA -> Roth IRA, generally up to $5500 per year) conversion, we need to file Form 8606. Are there any equivalent forms that must be filed for mega-backdoor (After-tax 401k -> Roth ...
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Mega Backdoor Roth: Withdrawal consequences for in-plan vs out-of-plan conversion

My employer allows after-tax 401k contributions, and has an option for automatic quarterly after-tax 401k -> Roth 401k in-plan conversions. The other option for executing the mega backdoor Roth is to ...
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Questions on retirement saving plans for non-resident aliens

I am a German citizen that started working as a postdoctoral researcher at a University in the U.S., being on a J1 visa. Part of my benefits package includes an employer match that I can make use of ...
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Should a Canadian working in the USA, invest in a 401k, Roth IRA, Traditional IRA, and/or RRSP?

I have a cousin who is a Canadian citizen working in the USA, asking me about the Canadian RRSP. However being an American I am more familiar with 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA. 1) From ...
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How can you leverage the benefits of an older spouse's retirement account?

Can a marriage with a large age gap and a young high-earning spouse benefit from, for example, a Roth IRA? Let's say Jack and Jill are married. Jill is 50 and makes $25,000/year while Jack is 25 and ...
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How can I purchase new assets for my Roth IRA while residing in Canada?

I'm a US citizen and currently reside and study in Canada. My Roth IRA is currently at Vanguard (in the US). While I reside in Canada, they do not allow me to purchase new assets with the funds that ...
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U.S. Amending Tax - Should a 1040x be made if I forgot to include 1099-r but there is no difference in taxable income?

I was notified last year when I went to the tax office that I didn't include a 1099-r early distribution. This is the distribution in question: I am confused because the TurboTax UI shows my ...
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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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Best use for after-tax dollars if you've already maxed your Roth IRA?

Recent market volatility has me fretting about my taxable account. I figure if I lock up my funds in some tax-efficient vehicle, then I won't even think about it, similar to my 401(k). I'm wondering ...
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Is it worth contributing to a Canadian TFSA from the USA?

I am a Canadian citizen studying for a PhD in the USA. From the CRA's point of view, I'm a Canadian resident; from the IRS's point of view, I'm a non-resident alien. My investment goal is long-term ...
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What are the tax implications of transfer fees while rolling over Roth IRA held in CD?

I have some money in a CD that's in a Roth IRA account. I'd like to transfer it out of that account and into another one, as part of a roll over. The CD is not at maturity, so I will need to pay a ...
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Undo IRA conversion to an existing Roth IRA?

I have two retirement accounts at the same brokerage. One is a traditional IRA that was rolled over from a past company 401k plan, the second is a Roth IRA that I contribute to with taxable income. I ...
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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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What are the pros and cons of having a higher taxable income during retirement?

I am listing the pros and cons of pre-tax 401(k)/IRA (a.k.a. traditional 401(k)/IRA) vs. Roth 401(k)/IRA, in addition to what I read on choose Roth 401(k), or traditional 401(k). One of the ...
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Swing Trading Roth IRA & SEC's Reg T+2 amendment?

Few resources state that swing trading Roth IRA account would be difficult due to SEC's Reg T+3 which per SEC Website is now Reg T+2 effective Sept. 5, 2017. Even prior to SEC's amendment, my ...