These 5 Types of Retirement Income Are NOT Taxable

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Roth Withdrawals

If you have a retirement savings account, be it a traditional IRA or a 401(k) plan, you should probably look into Roth accounts and maybe think about making the switch. In the end, out of all the savings accounts for retirement and a way to keep your income stable during your senior years, Roth accounts end up being the best choice if you do not want to pay taxes at that moment.

Roth accounts may not offer you the option to put them up for tax deductions, but they will end up giving you the benefit of making tax-free withdrawals at any time you may want to after the age of 59 and a half (a very specific age, we know).

The way these accounts work is that you are going to pay the taxes related to your contributions when you are making them, instead of having to pay them when you distribute the funds later down the line. The tricky thing is that you cannot set up a Roth account and make contributions if your income ends up passing the threshold named in the regulations (which is $144,000 for single filers and $214,000 for joint ones).

You can always transform your traditional plan into a Roth one; however, you will have to pay income tax on the amount you are withdrawing, which would be like you had withdrawn the money. This is not pleasant, especially if the sum is pretty big.

The best course of action is to open a Roth account as early as possible (so talk to your younger relatives about them now) or to switch to one if you can as soon as possible, rather than face the big taxes when you are in your peak earning period!

And with the tax season being closer than ever, make sure that you check out these necessary tips to make sure you are not paying more in taxes than you should be!

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  1. nothing is government safe (FDIC ) even annuities pay taes when one cashes it………….can you xplain ?


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