Apr 14

Question by Chris R: How does a Roth IRA get reported on my taxes?
I contributed about $ 600 to my Roth IRA in 2006. I don’t get taxed on that do I? I heard I get a refund for 15% of that or something. Can someone please clear that up for me. Also, if it matters, I’m self-employed.

Thanks!

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Answer by jseah114
Your contribution to a Roth IRA is with after tax dollars. This means that you do not get a deduction for the amount contributed. However, the money your contribution earns is tax free (not subject to tax) if you take the money out when you reach retirement age.

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Apr 8

Question by clash_of_civilizations: How do I calculate taxes when converting a Traditional IRA with TIPS to a Roth IRA?
I have a traditional IRA which contains TIPS (treasury inflated protected securities). How do I calculate taxes when converting the IRA to a Roth IRA?

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Answer by Robert B
TIPS has nothing to do with it. You are converting dollars put away before paying taxes to dollars put away after you pay taxes. Figure out your tax rate and multiply by the amount in the IRA. Can get gruesome. Why convert??? Your tax impact should be less when you retire and you withdraw your money at 70 and 1/2.

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Mar 31

Question by Kai: How do I declare roth IRA contribution for taxes?
I contributed $ 5,000 to my roth IRA in 2008. How do I declare this when filing taxes? My company has not provided any 1099 or other document, are they supposed to? I plan to file my taxes using Turbo Tax, how/where should I declare the contribution?
Awesome, thanks for the answers. I knew it wasn’t tax deductible, I just thought I had to declare the contribution as income. Thanks all for the clarification.

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Answer by chatsplas
DON’T.
It’s Post-tax dollars.
Why aren’t you contributing to a 401k or traditional IRA? Then you get tax advantages. Can make contribution to IRA up to tad date.

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Mar 23

Question by jekelnHide: Foreign earned income exclusion and Traditional IRA to Roth IRA conversion taxes/ capital gains?
I qualify for foreign earned income exclusion. This shows as a negative on income on the tax form. If I convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, the IRS will withhold some taxes. Since my income is negative, can I get these taxes back at the end of the year? Alternatively, can my negative income offset capital gain taxes?
Using the Turbotax program, it takes the value from form 2555, and places it as a negative number in form 1040. Reading the instructions from form 2555, it says to place the value in parenthesis which indicates a negative, correct?

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Answer by Jss
How can you have negative income unless you have loss from business or capital loss?
Just making sure that you are doing Form 2555 correctly.

Yes, it is always better to withdraw from IRA only when you have minimum income
For articles on your U.S. tax return, http://taxipay.blogspot.com/2008/04/list-of-articles.html

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Mar 21

Question by Sterling J: In my case, can I take the owed taxes from the Roth IRA to pay the taxes due without incurring penalties, etc?
I converted a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. The federal taxes were withheld – all is well with that (I think). The state taxes were not withheld. Now I owe the state a bunch of money. Can I take the owed amount (or less) from the Roth IRA to pay the taxes due without incurring penalties, etc? Would this be considered a “premature withdrawal”?

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Answer by chatsplas@sbcglobal.net
Don’t do it.
Yes it would be premature withdrawal.
You know you can undo the conversion? And convert part of the money this year and part next year. Up to 4/15 you can.

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Mar 17

Question by barry b: When I change my IRA to a ROTH IRA can I pay the taxes from the IRA?
I am retired and want to change my ira to a roth ira so I don’t have to worry about future taxes from the roth ira.
what are the rules of the roth ira?

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Answer by Scott
It the same rules as for an IRA. The difference is on the withdrawal. Roth’s you have already paid them and for a standard IRA you have not. So on each payment from an IRA you will owe taxes. On a Roth each payment will be tax exempt.

Yes, you can have them withhold the taxes from the amount being rolled over. Just tell them what percentage to withhold (min 10%).

Not sure why you want to pay a lump sum to the IRS at this point? Are you expecting large gains from the market????

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Mar 5

Question by rdimonte: When I withdraw money from my Roth IRA, do I have to deduct Federal or State taxes?
I rolled over a rollover IRA into a Roth, which is now called a Roth IRA. When filing tax return, I had to pay Federal taxes on the whole amount that was rolled over. When I withdraw from my Roth IRA in the future, do I deduct Federal & State taxes from the amount that I am withdrawing, & if so, what percentage do I use. Will I get taxed on the amount of money that I withdraw, when I file next year’s taxes?

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Answer by singlegal
The year in which you transfer/roll the IRA into a Roth IRA is the year you pay state and federal taxes. Once the $ is in the Roth you never pay state or federal taxes on that money again no matter how much it grows………….. hmmmm…. unless the govt. changes the rules down the road…. but for now…. No. You don’t pay again no matter how much the money “grows.”

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Sep 13

I contributed about $600 to my Roth IRA in 2006. I don’t get taxed on that do I? I heard I get a refund for 15% of that or something. Can someone please clear that up for me. Also, if it matters, I’m self-employed.

Thanks!


Aug 19

I qualify for foreign earned income exclusion. This shows as a negative on income on the tax form. If I convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, the IRS will withhold some taxes. Since my income is negative, can I get these taxes back at the end of the year? Alternatively, can my negative income offset capital gain taxes?
Using the Turbotax program, it takes the value from form 2555, and places it as a negative number in form 1040. Reading the instructions from form 2555, it says to place the value in parenthesis which indicates a negative, correct?


Apr 10

If I start a Roth IRA and put $100 a month into it and a year later come tax time do I pay taxes on that $100 a month I contributed?

I understand the withdrawals are tax free but what about the contributions?

Are Roth IRAs the best thing ever? Should every ‘average’ american have one?


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