There is no limit on the number of Roth conversions. What I am not clear on if during calendar year 2016, if I do a non-deductible tradition IRA and “convert (I believe in the same tax year it is called a “re-characterization”) to a ROTH… does that work since it is a “re-characterization” and not a “conversion”? Thank you so much for this article. Also I don’t want to contribute into my rollover IRA to avoid commingling IRA. Generally, converted assets in the Roth IRA must remain there for at least five years to avoid penalties and taxes. it’s very informative. Now you have to pay all the tax in the year you convert. Plenty of sites on the process going the other way of course. Second, on the $13,000 contribution to the traditional IRA, it looks like $6500 from you and your wife. I just started using the “backdoor” roth contribution strategy this year. The following statement in this article is incorrect. This is not an ordinary situation, and it will require special handling. Thanks for any advice you can offer. 2. Secondly, I realize that I can’t contribute to a traditional IRA next year, can I roll over money from a 401K or 403B to a non-job related IRA and then do a backdoor conversion from that to my non-job related ROth. Ideally I’d like to do these conversions while in retirement (before RMD’s) at a lower tax rate MAYBE so as to take advantage of Social Security if it’s still around (I’m 50). You can do this for the quarter in which the conversion occurs. Good luck working this one out! If you’re a first time homebuyer, you can withdraw up to $10,000 from your IRA without having to pay a penalty. Roth IRA: Obviously all after tax contributions. Better to do it next year, or spread it out over future years. I have a question about the pro-rata rule for married couples. By leaving it in the 401(k), it will minimize your tax burden. That applies to all retirement plan considerations. Is there a time period/limit that the Traditional IRA has to be open before I make the transfer? 3 But does it make sense if you are retired or within 15 years or so of retirement? But if the trustee makes the distribution in 2016, they will count it as a distribution for 2016. I’m not aware of any limitations in regard to a Roth conversion when you have a SIMPLE plan. I’ve been told by both the IRA admin and the state benefit plan admin that this is a legal rollover, yet surprisingly I cannot find any clear info on the process/legality online. However, you may have to pay taxes and penalties on earnings in your Roth IRA. Our CPA suggested contacting my Roth IRA company to ask them to recharacterize the contributions & move the Roth IRA money to a SEP. Can transfers like that be done? And, then convert my pension/401K to a new IRA account #2 LATER in the same calendar year (i am retired). I’m going to answer your question based on the conversion so that we’re being consistent here…You would not have to pay regular income tax on the original conversion amount – $200,000 – but yes, the tax would apply to the $100,000 in investment earnings on the Roth since the conversion took place. But you’ll have to see if your employer plan will accept funds from the SEP IRA. I found the answer to one of my question: IRS Publication 590-B, page 30 right column about 18 lines down: “A separate 5-year period applies to each conversion and rollover. Her’s doesn’t affect yours. Since the readers submit examples, here is an example for a couple, age 63, living to 100 (leaving aside issues of one person out living the other). What is the reason given? Since the IRA was after-tax, there will be no tax on the amount of the contribution (but there will be on the earnings on the account). Can I withdrawal just contributions from the rIRA at age 55 until age 59.5? It may be beneficial to me to convert the funds in 2017 if I can. That comes from $340,000 in existing IRAs plus the $6,500 current year non-deductibe IRA contribution. This article covered exactly what I was interested in learning. All Rights Reserved. Linda. (I will be paying the taxes from my savings.) The one time per year rule is on rollovers of a traditional IRA to another traditional IRA. Hi Jeff, I will be 74 in 3 months, and I am working. Example 2Bentley is over the age of 50 and in the process of changing jobs. My best guess is that the $10,000 of appreciated value would remain in the Roth. You don’t sleep much do you!!! In reality, many retirees have a longer life expectancy than you might expect. Does it matter from whose traditional IRA we convert funds to our Roths? It’s taxable only to the degree that contributions were tax deductible when made, as well as the income earned on those contributions. I hope that helps, even if it is a bit hazy. If that is the case, perhaps I would preserve flexibility by recharactering that $25,000 into a newly created Traditional IRA and not to the original Traditional IRA? What are the requirements for conversion if you are still employed when converting? During those four or five years I will be living off of my rental income which I am still depreciating and therefore the rent doesn’t show up as much income on my taxes. Not sure if this would help to minimize the hit or at the least spread the hit out over time. Hi Karen – I believe you can transfer them, but that’s something you should discuss with the Roth IRA trustee. And yes, you will have the choice to then either set up distributions, or to leave the money in the account to grow. With the Bentley backdoor example, once he transferred the IRAs to the 401K to get around the pro-rate rules for future conversions, would he have lost all the benefit from the after tax contributions that were originally in the IRA, or is there some way to keep that benefit within the 401K? In one paragraph of this fine article, you mentioned that a person can contribute to a co. 401k and also contribute to a Roth. Thanks! A Roth IRA conversion can be costly because you must pay taxes on your existing IRA. Would the “Pro-Rata Rule” bite me if I moved the money from the 401k into a tIRA, and then perform the conversions (i.e. So one and one. My spouse does have another Traditional IRA account from which to make the conversion to Roth from if that makes a difference. These include white papers, government data, original reporting, and interviews with industry experts. I know if I had $45,000 in an pretax inherited IRA I would pay no taxes on my roth conversion. Thanks. I would like to make my 2017 Roth IRA contribution with these bonds. If I’m a single individual who is not working this year, is it possible to convert funds in a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA (both opened up and contributed to in previous years) this year? It’s not an “either or” situation – often a mix of the two is appropriate. I have used it to roll over funds from 401K from my previous employer. should I keep the money in the 401k after I leave the company)? They’d pay taxes on the conversion, but they’d get to avoid the 10% penalty. There’s no limit on how much you can covert, and doing it when you’re in grad school, and have no income, will lower the tax liability on the conversion. I’m 63. Hi Sid – Nope. Perhaps more importantly we need to know if we should do it. And our incoming President has indicated a desire to lower rates even further. And as to where to report the conversion, if you can’t find specifically where, you should give TurboTax a call. Hi Jehan – Yes, by converting the balance each year, you’ll minimize the taxes you’ll pay on the conversion. I now want to roll over the Roth 401k dollars from my former firm’s plan into an IRA. Should I convert until they’re equal in value or won’t it make any difference? I am not clear on the sequence of events I need to complete in order to: – 1). But I’d also recommend discussing this strategy with your accountant. I have already made the $6500 contribution for 2016 in the traditional IRA. Thank you. So, the conversion (which, as already mentioned, is actually a distribution) will not be reported on tax year 2016. The only saving for retirement we have is 401k which we are both maxing out. Old 401k: Also consists entirely of pre-tax contributions. Does an inheritance IRA inherited from a non-spouse relative count against me in the pro-rata calculation or can I consider myself as having no IRAs if all I have is the inheritance IRA? Husband is 50. So, there it seems like you are saying that the conversion funds coming out of the traditional IRA into my ROTH IRA will be subject to regular income tax. Even if you’re married filing jointly, you and your wife have totally separate accounts. Very helpful. In this scenario, Parker will owe ordinary income tax on $120,000. 1. "IRA FAQs - Rollovers and Roth Conversions." Is there a way to now convert that Roth IRA to a SEP IRA without penalty? Hi Jumpy – In the Bentley example, we were only converting the $6,500 that he put into his traditional IRA, and it was a non-deductible contribution. It’s confusing, so I hope this makes some sense. 413: Rollovers from Retirement Plans. Will I only be responsible to pay taxes on the capital gains occurred during the time between the recharacterization to the Traditional IRA and the conversion back to the Roth IRA? 4. This could be quite a small amount, compared to what just-that-chunk’s taxes would have been at the lower bracket rate. You mentioned in this article that there are low fee options for opening accounts. Jeff, I appreciate your informative article. Regarding Conventional-to-Roth conversions, My wife and I both max out our employer 401ks and our combined incomes exceed the Roth contribution limits. What I was supposed to have done (but was not advised of this) was to check off the “rollover” box for the “Contribution Type” (Transaction type), which gave me the option of either: “Direct Rollover”, “Regular”, “Transfer”. It doesn’t look like it but perhaps there’s something I haven’t thought of about it. If I am better off selling the bond in the IRA, transferring cash, then buying it back in the Roth, that would be good to know. If Bentley had gone through with this conversion and didn’t realize the tax liability, he would need to check out the rules on recharacterizing his Roth IRA to get out of those taxes. All of the money in that account is from this one time non-deductle contribution. No, you don’t need to be earning money to do the conversion, since the funds are already in the plan. In particular, there are two different 5-year rules associated with Roth accounts to prevent them from being taken advantage of; the first 5-year rule applies to Roth contributions and determines whether earnings will be tax-free, while the second 5-year rule applies to Roth conversions and determines whether conversion principal will be penalty-free. Thank you so much Jeff, this is the most helpful source I have yet found anywhere for Roth IRA information. Hi Dale – I probably could have worded that section better! Hi Jeff, If I take a distribution from a traditional IRA up to the amount I contributed with after tax dollars is there any tax on that if I am over 65 yrs but under 70 yrs? @James You can’t do a “Roth SEP IRA” but you could setup a Roth Solo 401k. It is possible to rollover the $70K in the 401k to a Traditional IRA (with a different investment company) and then convert the Traditional IRA to a Roth in the same tax year? Is this typically tracked somehow by the trustee so that a conversion the following year is based on a reduced Rollover balance? Will I avoid scrutiny by the IRS. We need to know how much and when to convert the IRA’s to Roth’s. But please check with your tax preparer to make sure. Is that true even after I have turned 591/2? Required fields are marked *. Thank you for this comprehensive article. Each of us will have two funds which will be the last of us to touch when needed in the far distant future. Hi, I’ve recently retired and would like to start rolling funds out of my traditional IRA to a Roth. 4  Similarly, you are able to make contributions to your 2021 Roth IRA until April 15, 2022. What’s more, tax savings are possible even without an extended period of post-conversion ownership. Great article. Discuss this with your HR department to make sure it’s all handled properly. I would like to convert my 401k into a Roth IRA, which is at about $50,000. Started year with $0 balance T-IRA. Hi Nat – Without knowing the details of your situation, I’m not in a position to say whether or not it would be to your benefit to rollover the IRA to the 401k. Is that right? So maybe it isn’t such a good idea to assume that TAXABLE income will rise with age. If you have both pre-tax and after tax money in a 401k you can now (as of Jan 1, 2015 I believe) partition this so that the after-tax money rolls over to a Roth and the pre-tax to a Traditional IRA. Leaving the country doesn’t exempt you from income taxes. And since you’re not working, the tax bite on the conversion will be minimal, or maybe even non-existent, depending on the amount of the rollover. There will be no tax and no penalty, since the tax will be paid on the converted balances at the time of conversion, and the five year waiting period will have passed. My 1099R shows code G direct rollover. I understand I will pay taxes on the conversion of the (53K) out of my Traditional IRA. I know I will have to pay the taxes but will there be the other 10% penalty because I didn’t put that money in an retirement account in my name before 60 days or does her roth ira count to not get penalized. As to #2, I’m not sure how it works mechanically, but you would still be subject to pro-rata rules if you move the money from the 401k to a traditional IRA then do the Roth conversion. What is the best way to avoid or minimize the tax? Great article Jeff, The joint income for my wife and I has recently put us outside of Roth IRA’s and deductible contributions for Traditional IRA’s. No online calculators found for this, I suppose. We have small amounts in existing 401K’s. Since the contribution to the traditional IRA was not tax-deductible, there will be no tax liability on the conversion, except on any earnings accumulated on that contribution before it was converted. Now I have an IRA account with before tax income and my wife does not have any IRAs besides the 401K through her current employer. Is the conversion basis calculation based upon the outstanding IRA basis at the time of conversion or at the end of the same tax year? Background – no longer working/ contributing but not withdrawing either. But discuss it with your tax preparer. I was not pleased with the investment products they offered, so I am now setting up a Solo 401k and a Roth IRA with checkbook privileges so I can have investment flexibility. That’s good information Philip – thanks for the update. We’re going to have to pay it back at some point, and that likely means higher taxes. We were not expecting to pay any additional taxes. Except for a limited class of beneficiaries (spouses, disabled, etc. But for someone that’s, say, 40 years old, your advice is potentially destructive. But I’m confused on your last comment. Roth conversions are usually better done during retirement when your income is low, and that’s where you’ll be. That looks to be the way you’re heading. That’s an outstanding question for a CPA. I know… we all feel like we’re being taxed to death. Many people believe it doesn’t make sense to convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA late in life. Do you know of such a calculation? Or just the 2016 Traditional amount.. Hi Oscar – It should be just the traditional amount, since no tax deduction was taken for the Roth portion. A 457 Plan allows employees to set aside pre-tax earnings for retirement. 1  While you can't contribute to a Roth IRA … Roth IRA contribution rules The annual Roth IRA contribution limit for 2020 and 2021 is $6,000 or your total annual salary, whichever is smaller. If so, could I get around that by transferring funds out of the Roth 457(b) into my existing Roth IRA account that has been open for more than 5 years? The only tax liability will be on any earnings accumulated in between the two events. I’m making an appt. Thanks! If the conversion turns out to have adverse tax consequences, you'll have plenty of time to reverse the whole transaction, but only for tax years prior to 2018. Hi Steve – According to the IRS you can’t make regular contributions to a traditional IRA in the year you reach 70½ and older. converting (selling) at a loss), I think I won’t owe taxes there either, but do you know if this the case? But I want to understand the pro-rata rules when doing an IRA conversion. You should do a traditional IRA, and then convert it. She makes about 40k and I make 65k annually. Thus, under this treatment of the tax, the Traditional IRA paid the same after tax as the Roth. What are tax consequences for 2017? As far as the half-and-half strategy, you really have to see how that works with your tax situation (do you need the tax deduction this year?). For straight up contributions to a Roth IRA, you must have sufficient income in 2015, though you can make the actual contribution in 2016 up until your filing date. I’m the only one working. That will keep you from having to open a new traditional IRA account for every year that you do a non-deductible contribution. It may depend on how the IRA trustee reports the rollovers. Wow, Jac, I’ve not heard of that kind of rollover. It may come down to how much you can afford to pay, especially since the tax will need to be paid outside the converted balance. So my questions is do I report Rollover IRA amount of $45,000 on line 6 of the 8606 form which states “Enter the value of all your traditional, SEP, and SIMPLE IRAs as of the end of the year” which will force me to pay taxes on 90% of my contribution or do I put $0 on that line and pay no taxes on the conversion? Do I have until April 15, 2015 or did I need to do it before 31 Dec 2014? But, is a Roth IRA conversion really a good idea? This is not only the easiest way to work the transfer, but it also virtually eliminates the possibility that the funds from your traditional IRA account will become taxable. Hello — thanks so much for all the helpful articles on your site! Your income has no bearing on whether you can contribute to a Roth 401k. Hi Tim – In theory, yes. Let’s also assume enough retirement income to be in the same tax bracket in retirement as prior to retirement, as well as a willingness to move into one higher tax bracket, but no more, with the annual income tax (state and federal) on the Roth conversion amount (even if you have to use previously converted Roth accounts to pay the taxes when you run out of taxable account money). Jan 15, 2017 – Convert $5k non-deductible IRA to Roth IRA. would eat up a third of the 250k. Can you spread out the tax payments owed on a roth conversion? Second, those earners in the top 1% tend to continue to earn income from other sources than employment and are unlikely to fall into the lowest bracket. I have a question about re-characterizing if I choose to undo an IRA to Roth IRA conversion. I was wondering if a pre-tax beneficiary IRA would also be included in the pro-rata calculation? I’d like to contribute to a Roth via the non-deductible Ira followed by immediate conversion route (income above the limit to do it directly), I have a 401k, 457b, and SEP Ira. Too many variables? The amount you can contribute is reduced if your MAGI is between $125,000 and $140,000; If your MAGI is more … To clarify – the 10% penalty would only apply to the portion of the traditional IRA that is not rolled to the Roth, correct? Open up a new Traditional IRA & Roth IRA Account with Fidelity and carry out back door Roth IRA conversions starting 2018. I am single, not working (so no tax is being withheld from a paycheck throughout the year), I am going to convert from a traditional to a roth IRA. By Eric Bronnenkant Head of Tax, Betterment Published Nov. … I want to open a traditional IRA now and an account with my company’s 401K plan and receive the benefits this gives me this year. | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Licenses & Disclosures. But please check with a CPA to make sure. Is it perhaps just a glitch in his software system? Without being able to foretell the future of my investment decisions for 2016, how can I predict the amount of quarterly payments to make. When you start withdrawing the money later on, you’ll be in a lower tax bracket so you’ll pay less in taxes. Hi Melanie – For tax purposes, your tax rate would be based on the $60,000 income. You’re not in that phase where you have tax liabilities on income you haven’t actually earned (RMDs, rollovers, Social Security), and that’s why you need a comprehensive strategy. It should be $346,500, not $346,000. I am married and will file tax jointly. rather than investing it in anything and worring about cost basis if I left it in cash in the traditional converted it to roth then invested it I wouldn’t have any issue with reporting gains…etc. Will I be required to report the rollover and/or file IRS form 5329 come tax season? Thanks for any guidance. I have a Traditional IRA that has only been open/existing for a year. A couple of months ago, I opened a new traditional IRA with Fidelity and made a non-deductible 2017 contribution of $5500. In this case, all of your traditional IRAs have already been converted, and the new contribution is non-deductible. I’d like to pose a followup question. I do not want to keep this newly opened traditional IRA (do not want to keep track many accounts ). However, be careful that the conversions aren’t putting you into a much higher tax bracket. Thanks, Sid. They also gave me a 2014 5498 IRA Contribution for 11,000. Shouldn’t this example you provide read “Consists entirely of PRE-tax contributions.” ?? But you can do a conversion from the IRA too, unless there’s a specific tax benefit, which only your tax preparer would be able to tell you. A few points, 1. But I offer an opinion. The benefits aren’t present in all cases, so careful … Continue reading "Post-Retirement Roth Conversion" Is there any advantage to gradually converting the traditional IRA to a Roth when RMDs are being taken? As I understand the rules, the first dollars moved from the IRA are counted toward the RMD. Can I convert to Roth now, or should I wait to file a Form 8606 in April 2018 for tax year 2017 to avoid double taxation? (I’d like to convert and withdraw asap if it helps with taxes). We selected to apply these to Tax Year 2016. Thank you for your forthcoming answer. If you are charitably inclined and have an IRA, you might want to consider doing a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) for 2019. Is it based upon the date the conversion was made, or some other date, such as beginning of year or end of year? I have a question on the conversion tax basis calculation. @ Sue That is correct. I’d contact the IRA trustee and see what they recommend. First, on the $10k Roth conversion, you can do that, but there will be a tax liability on the conversion to reflect pre-tax contributions and investment earnings on the traditional IRA. However, since very little time passed before you moved the money to the Roth, there’s probably very little in the way of earnings. Bottom line: 9.9 times out of 10, a Roth is the way to go! ), I liquidated the Roth IRA investments (mutual funds), withdrawing the total amount in August of 2005 and was told by the trustee that if I rolled this money back in within 60 days, that the IRS would not deem this withdrawal as a “distribution” for tax purposes. Thanks very much! Did you notice the curveball I threw in there? Thanks for the easy to understand piece! On an IRA rollover where the funds go from one trustee directly to another (without every passing through your hands) there is no limit. I would like to start contributing to a Roth 401k but I exceed the income limits. 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