What is a Roth IRA?
- A Roth IRA is a type of Individual Retirement Plan that allows eligible individuals to invest up to $5,500 of earned income, tax-free. Unlike Traditional IRAs, you are not required at age 70 1/2 to take a minimum distribution and may continue to make contributions with earned income.
- If you are 50 years or older, you may contribute up to $6,500.
Who is eligible to contribute and how much?
- Any individual who has earned income.
Are my contributions tax-deductible?
- Contributions to Roth IRAs are not tax-deductible.
Can I convert my existing Traditional IRA into a Roth?
- You can convert all or a portion of your existing Traditional IRAs into a Roth IRA, however, tax consequences may apply.†
- If you are married filing separately, you are not eligible to convert your existing Traditional IRAs into a Roth IRA.
What are the tax consequences?
- When you convert or rollover an existing IRA into a Roth IRA, you may have to pay taxes on any earnings and pretax contributions that you convert.†
When can I withdraw my funds?
- You can withdraw funds at any time before reaching 59 1/2, but your withdrawal is then subject to a 10% IRS early withdrawal penalty and any additional bank penalties that may apply.
- The following exceptions apply to the early withdrawal penalty:††
- Qualifying medical expenses (under certain conditions)
- Qualifying education expenses
- Unemployment (under certain conditions)
- Qualifying first home purchase
What is a qualified Roth distribution?
A qualified Roth distribution is a distribution of assets that are held in a Roth IRA for at least five taxable years (beginning with the first taxable year for which the Roth IRA holder made a Roth IRA contribution of any kind to any Roth IRA) and one of the following events occurs:
- Attainment of age 59 1/2
- First time home purchase
A qualified distribution from a Roth IRA may be withdrawn tax and penalty free (bank fees may apply if you are breaking terms before account maturity).†
What is a nonqualified Roth distribution?
A Roth IRA distribution which does not meet both of the qualification requirements is a 'nonqualified' distribution.
Am I required to take distributions?
- Unlike Traditional IRAs, there is no required minimum distribution at age 70 1/2.
- Your earnings can continue to grow until you need them.
What are some other IRA investment options?
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†† Your tax advisor and the IRS will need to determine if the exceptions apply.