A Roth IRA is perhaps the most tax-friendly asset that an heir can inherit. However, the rules regarding distributions can be somewhat complicated. The Q&A below provides a brief overview of the rules regarding Inherited Roth IRAs. If I inherit a Roth IRA, what are my options? Since the passage of the SECURE Act in…Details
Given the current economic environment where companies are laying off workers and, in some cases, going out of the business, the implications for employer-sponsored retirement plans are significant. Unfortunately, one of the consequences of the pandemic and the economic shutdown is that many companies are laying off workers and, in some cases, shutting down completely.…Details
There are several provisions in the CARES Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020, that provide flexibility to retirement account owners. In a previous blog post, we discuss the suspension of Minimum Distribution Requirements for 2020. But perhaps the most significant change to IRAs under the CARES Act was the establishment of…Details
Included in the CARES Act, which was signed into law on Friday, March 27th, 2020, are provisions related to tax-deferred retirement plans/IRAs and minimum distribution requirements for 2020. Specifically, regardless of your age, all minimum distribution requirements from tax-deferred retirement plans and IRAs have been suspended for 2020. Of course, you can take withdrawals if…Details
On Friday, December 20, 2019, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was signed into law. The broad intent of the legislation is to make it easier for families to save more for retirement, but it also includes several unfavorable provisions intended to offset the loss of tax revenue likely to result…Details
Annual contribution limits for retirement savings accounts for 2015 and 2016, as established by the IRS, are listed below. Please keep in mind that contributions to Traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, and SEP IRAs can be made up until the time your tax return is due, including extensions.
High earners who would otherwise be excluded from contributing to a Roth IRA may want to consider this strategy. If ever there were a tax-efficient saving vehicle, it is the Roth IRA. It can: Provide you with the double benefit of tax-free growth and tax-free withdrawals in retirement Is not subject to Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)…Details
When a non-spouse is named the beneficiary of an IRA, he or she has several options as to how to receive the IRA inheritance. If the account holder was over 70 ½, the first thing that should be done, prior to making any distributions, transferring any assets or retitling any accounts is to make sure…Details