How Different Retirement Options are Taxed

Retirement income streams from different investment options, meaning every option is subject to their unique tax treatment. It has since been standard practice to ensure that taxable accounts are the first options from which to draw retirement income, followed by tax-deferred accounts, and lastly the Roth options. The reasons for this standard strategy is informed by the different tax treatments that apply to these accounts.

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Rules and Regulations for Roth IRAs

Late last year, the IRS updated rules and regulations for Roth IRAs applicable in 2017. The new rules for Roth IRA were formulated using reviewed data from recent economic statistical figures, including national economic indicators, such as inflation. However, there are minimal but significant changes in the 2017 rules and regulations from 2016.

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The Major Pros and Cons of Roth IRAs

Investing in a Roth IRA is touted as the best retirement savings plan by most financial experts. The promise of a friendly taxation regime is undoubtedly appealing to investors. However, there are some major pros and cons of Roth IRAs. The lucrative promises that accompany an investment in Roth IRAs are accompanied by limitations that apply to investors depending on their unique situation.

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Common Misinformation about Taxes in Retirement

Income tax has essential implications on one’s quality of life in retirement, and there are a few pieces of common misinformation about taxes in retirement. Misinformation about income tax before or during retirement could become an expensive mistake to a retiree. Often this misinformation leads to miscomputations and, upon realization, your retirement plan is thrown in disarray. Here are some of the common miscomputations about taxes in retirement:

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