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Roth IRA Conversions: When’s the Best Time to Start?

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

My wife and I are about 10 years from retirement. We want to begin converting money in our individual retirement accounts to a Roth IRA, but the tax bite looks like a problem. We’re already in a higher tax bracket than we like. Any advice? When, or how, should we start converting?

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Congress takes aim at mega-IRAs

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Advisers with clients who have large IRAs should be aware of congressional proposals targeting mega-IRAs — those holding more than $10 million — including a proposal for a mandatory 50% RMD of the amount over $10 million, Ed Slott says.

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Retirement Savers Love the Backdoor Roth IRA Strategy. It Might Not Last.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Many Americans are using a previously little-known tax method to boost their savings. Now, the government is trying to stop it.

The tax strategy at issue is the mega-backdoor Roth conversion and it has allowed some Americans to amass sizable balances in tax-free Roth retirement accounts. On Sept. 15, the House Ways and Means Committee approved legislation from House Democrats that would prohibit use of the mega-backdoor Roth conversion starting Jan. 1, 2022.

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