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US tax Roth IRA ladder conversion/recharacterization questions

I'm looking into using a "Roth conversion ladder" to periodically convert some of my money from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, which I can then withdraw five years later in a tax-advantaged manner, despite being younger than the typical age to withdraw funds from IRAs. I have several questions about this. [more inside]
posted by Sock McPuppet, Jr. on May 28, 2016 - 10 answers

five years of taxes to do?

I am one of the thousands of Americans who live overseas and because of ludicrously low incomes have never gotten it together to file taxes in the USA. Zero of my USA friends here are filing taxes in America. I suddenly co-own a business but their accountant does not do expat taxes. How to go about this smoothly would be a delight. I am currently being quoted £500 for each tax year preparation.
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2016 - 17 answers

How do taxes work on a Roth conversion that was recharacterized?

If I prepaid taxes on a Roth conversion then recharacterized back to a traditional IRA, how do the taxes I paid work? [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Jan 29, 2016 - 2 answers

Timing for an IRA Distribution for First Time Homebuyer Purchase

"Consult your tax advisor about your particular situation. " Hmpf. As if everyone has a tax advisor at their fingertips. So... I thought MeFi would be just as helpful. :-) After lots of thought, we would like to take an early distribution from an IRA for the downpayment on a house. Anyone here on MeFi have any experience with or specific knowledge of this type of distribution? Not looking for advice on whether we should or shouldn't do this; we have a pretty good nest-egg and believe this distribution is for the right reason, at the right time. [more inside]
posted by funfunfun on Aug 1, 2015 - 5 answers

Teaching My Money To Sit Up And Beg Comes Next

I had two orphan 401(k) plans from old jobs that I rolled over into my (traditional) IRA this year. When I do my 2013 taxes, do I count those as part of my IRA contribution for the year? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Oct 14, 2013 - 8 answers

Filing Taxes for the First Time: Roth IRA Question

Hi HiveMind, I'm filing my own taxes for the first time as a recent college graduate (using TurboTax -- so easy!) and I have a question with regards to my Roth IRA account. In 2012, I graduated college and started a business. We didn't open for business until late November and I only paid myself $1,250 for all my work in 2012. I also opened a Roth IRA account and contributed $5,000 for the year. However, according to TurboTax, contributions to an IRA account cannot exceed earned income. My question: can I simply report a $1,250 contribution to the IRA on my taxes and leave the $5,000 in the IRA? Will this get me in trouble? Should I merely take out the $3,750 and invest it in a different account? If noticed, could I just plead ignorance as my first time filing? Thanks!
posted by masters2010 on Mar 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Roth IRA conversion from 401(k)?

Should I roll over my 401(k) and then convert it immediately to a Roth IRA? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Do I have to contribute as much to my Roth as stated on my taxes?

My tax preparer reported I contributed more to my Roth IRA than I actually did. Does this matter? [more inside]
posted by beyond_pink on Apr 12, 2010 - 10 answers

Roth IRA but will not be working anymore??

Can I keep my Roth IRA if I'm not working anymore? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Feb 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Reporting rollover from IRA to 401k on U.S. Taxes

US Tax Filter: How do I report an asset transfer/rollover from an IRA into a 401k to the IRS so that we are not taxed for the amount? I know you are not my tax advisor. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Can I opt out of income taxes on inherited retirement benefits?

Can I opt out of paying income taxes on inherited retirement benefits in the USA? I won't be filing a tax return, anyway. [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Jul 22, 2008 - 9 answers

MAGI May (Be Headed North of $100k)

Will opening a Solo 401(k) before year's end reduce my modified adjusted gross income (MAGI)? I'm a 28-year-old freelance worker with a sole proprietorship, and I'd like to be able to fully fund my Roth IRA for 2008 [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 26, 2008 - 1 answer

IncomeTaxFilter: Inherited IRAs, taxes, and my lazy, lazy habits.

I inherited a proportional share (a third or a half, usually) of several small IRA accounts last March. I have yet to actually claim these inheritances or do rollovers for them, so technically they're still under the name of the decedent. Do I have any tax obligations for these for 2007? Does the decedent (meaning do I have to do anything for the decedent's 2007 return)?
posted by liketitanic on Apr 4, 2008 - 10 answers

IRA For First Home Purchase

I want to buy my first house AND not owe any Federal taxes for 2007...Traditional IRA Perhaps? [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Mar 26, 2008 - 15 answers

So happy about the 401K until...

Did my 401K just blow my IRA deduction out of the water? [more inside]
posted by kookywon on Feb 15, 2008 - 7 answers

HSA's = tax-free retirement account?

Health Savings Accounts (HSA's) ... Can they be used as just another tax-free retirement account after you max out your Roth IRA? [more inside]
posted by MrBCID on May 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Roth IRA Niceties

Are there tax consequences from buying and selling stock within a Roth IRA? [more inside]
posted by bink on Oct 14, 2006 - 2 answers

When should I open my Roth IRA?

Should I open my Roth IRA now and buy what I can afford, or wait until I can afford the minimum investment in the fund I really like? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on May 12, 2006 - 9 answers

Roth IRA: I contributed too much. Now what?

Tax Attorney Filter: I contributed too much to my Roth IRA 3 years in a row. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Feb 24, 2006 - 6 answers

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