Considering a Roth IRA?
Roth IRAs are tax-advantaged retirement savings vehicles that allow investors to save for retirement. Roth IRAs are distinguished from standard IRAs by the fact that taxpayers cannot deduct contributions to a Roth. Qualified Roth IRA distributions made after retirement, on the other hand, are tax-free and are not included in a taxpayer's gross income. This may be helpful, particularly if the account holder is in a higher tax rate during retirement or if future taxes are higher.
Roth IRAs are subject to the same contribution limitations as traditional IRAs; in 2022, the total annual contribution limit for traditional and Roth IRAs will be $6,000 for individuals (unchanged from 2021). Special "catch-up" contributions allow those approaching retirement (age 50 and older) to save at a faster pace by contributing $1,000 more than the usual annual contribution limits.
Roth IRA owners may contribute to a Roth beyond age 72 as long as they have earned money, and they are not required to begin taking mandatory distributions due to their age, as traditional IRA owners are; nevertheless, Roth IRA beneficiaries are required to take mandatory distributions.
Roth IRA contributions may be withdrawn at any time and for any reason. Contribution withdrawals are tax-free and do not trigger the 10% federal income tax penalty for early withdrawals. To make an eligible tax-free and penalty-free distribution of profits, the account must have been held for at least five years and the account holder must be at least age 59½. Otherwise, these earnings withdrawals are subject to ordinary income tax and a 10% federal income tax penalty (with certain exceptions, including death, disability, unreimbursed medical expenses exceeding 10% of adjusted gross income, higher-education expenses, the purchase of a first home ($ 10,000-lifetime cap), substantially equal periodic payments, and qualified reservist distributions).
Bear in mind that although distributions from qualifying Roth IRAs are tax-free on the federal level, they may be subject to state and/or local income taxes. Annual Roth IRA contributions are phased off for individuals with greater earnings.
If you're searching for a retirement savings vehicle that offers some unique tax benefits, a Roth IRA may be right for you.
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