Monday, June 22, 2009

Save on Your Taxes with New IRA Rules

With new rules on IRA’s, there are even more ways for you to reduce your tax liability. published an article on how you can take advantage of these new laws to legally lower your tax bill. I’ve included a section of their post below, but the entire story can be read here.

A change in tax rules, which will allow savers at any income level to take advantage of Roth IRAs, could mean a lower tax bill for you come January.

Currently, retirement savers who make more than $120,000 including certain deductions can't convert their funds to a potentially tax-advantaged Roth IRA. Traditional IRAs and 401(k) funds are taxed on their way out (when you take a distribution), while Roth IRAs are funded on the way in, with after-tax money. The distributions are then tax-free.

As of January 2010, the income cap preventing those with a modified adjusted gross income of more than $120,000 a year (or $176,000 or more if you’re married and filing jointly) from converting their retirement savings to a Roth IRA will be lifted, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

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