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The Roth IRA enables investors to make non-deductible contributions into a retirement account whose earnings grow tax free and can be withdrawn tax free at retirement.1,2 In contrast, Traditional IRA earnings are taxed when withdrawn.
You may convert all or part of your Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA regardless of income limits.
While conversions are penalty free, the amount you convert that has not previously been taxed, including earnings, must be included as taxable income and could potentially move you into a higher tax bracket. Taxes will be due when you file your income tax return for the year in which you converted.
Once you convert from a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, your new IRA investment and any accumulated earnings will grow free of federal income taxes, provided you meet the conditions described in the Withdrawals section below
Minimum distributions are not required at any age. However, if your estate includes Roth IRA assets after your death, your beneficiaries will have to take required minimum distributions
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1 State and local taxes may apply.
2 Estate tax may apply.
3 Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) is your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) with standard deductions included.
4 Annual contributions to a Roth IRA are not tax deductible.
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