Have you considered doing a Roth conversion? Or did you even know they were an option? Here are four reasons to consider a Roth conversion and how they might fit in your tax strategy in the future.
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Following up on our conversation regarding tax strategies for the future, we talk about Roth conversions and how they can benefit you down the line. Here are four reasons you might want to look into a Roth conversion for yourself.
Consider this: what happens if tax rates go up in the future? Or what if you want to take a trip or do something extra fun in retirement but when you take out a bigger portion of funds get hit with a higher tax bracket?
Then thinking about your legacy, will your money be passed down tax-free? There are many questions to ask when it comes to Roth conversions and figuring out if it is the right thing for you. Not only that, but you may also want to consider the best time in life to do a conversion. But first, start with understanding what a Roth conversion is and whether or not you want to do it.
Even if you never choose to do a Roth conversion, it’s important to understand the options you have regarding your future tax bills. Seek out an advisor, do some research, and figure out (while you have the time) if this is a strategy you should be doing moving forward.
To hear all four of the reasons for a Roth conversion listen to the entire podcast or click on a specific one with the timestamps below.
[1:05] – What is a Roth IRA, again?
[2:58] – Reason #1: All conversions come out tax-free.
[6:42] – Reason #2: Unlike an IRA, there are no RMDs.
[8:01] – Reason #3: Roths can be inherited tax-free by heirs.
[9:40] – Reason #4: Distributions from your Roth do not cause your Social Security to be taxable.
[11:58] – When’s the right time in life to do a Roth conversion?