Roth IRA Basics For New Yorkers - New York Estate Planning News

New York Estate Planning News - Find a NY Estate Attorney

Roth IRA Basics For New Yorkers

A Roth individual retirement account (IRA) may be the most beneficial retirement planning alternative for those in New York who are eligible for it. According to the PR Newswire, this type of account is tax-free for individuals who do not qualify for an employer match (401)k plan.

Roth IRA accounts may be more helpful to people who can potentially save more money for their retirement compared to the amount an employer could match. An individual's income determines whether he or she may be eligible for a Roth IRA. You contribute less money to the account when you earn more money. Because the income limitations change each year, an NY estate planning lawyer can help determine whether you are entitled to create a Roth IRA.

Those who are 50 years of age or older may be able to contribute more money than people under 50. Although no tax deduction is provided for a Roth IRA payment, many individuals will receive a tax deduction for traditional IRA contributions. In an ordinary IRA, your contributions are tax-deductible during the year the account is established. Taxes are deferred as your IRA funds continue to increase until money is withdrawn.

In a Roth IRA, your account continues to grow without taxes. Although you may be able to withdraw funds before retirement, you will be subjected to taxes. However, no taxes will affect you taking money out from a Roth IRA once you are retired. Because there is no age requirement for the distribution of a Roth IRA, this account may be ideal for passing on funds to children and grandchildren.

For general information on estate or retirement planning, talk to an experienced NY estate planning lawyer or visit the Related Resources links below.

Related Resources: