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This Week's Q&A Mailbag: SEP contributions, RMDs, and Inherited IRAs

This week's Q&A Mailbag answers reader questions on SEP contributions, RMDs, and Inherited IRAs.

Don’t Make the Same Mistakes These Advisors Made: This Week’s Q&A

This week's Slott Report Mailbag looks into SEP-IRAs, 403(b)s and inherited IRAs.

Can I Still Receive SEP Contributions If I Have to Take RMDs From It?

In this week's Slott Report Mailbag, we examine SEP IRAs (just like we did yesterday when outlining a major mistake to avoid), their yearly contribution deadlines and how they interact with required minimum distributions (RMDs).

Avoid This Common SEP IRA Mistake

A Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) is an employer sponsored retirement plan where contributions are made to employees’ IRAs. Don’t be fooled by the name! Although these plans are in fact designed to be “simplified” or less complex than other types of retirement plans, there are ways to go wrong and make errors. A seemingly small mistake with a SEP IRA plan can cause big problems.

Will a SEP-to-Roth Conversion Affect My SEP Contribution Limit?

This week's Slott Report Mailbag looks at SEP IRAs and answers two questions on how SEPs fit together with Roth conversions and required minimum distributions in the retirement planning puzzle.

Is My Net Unrealized Appreciation Option Lost Forever?

This edition of The Slott Report Mailbag looks at minimizing the upfront tax impact of a Roth IRA conversion, highlights the 401(k) and SEP IRA contribution limits and answers a question on the BIGGEST planning opportunity in the tax code - net unrealized appreciation.

Five Myths That Should Not Stop Your 2015 IRA Contribution

Have you made your 2015 IRA contribution? If not, why not? Here are five myths that are commonly cited as reasons for not contributing to an IRA. Don’t miss out on your 2015 IRA contribution because you wrongly believe one of them applies to you.

Do I Have to File IRS Form 5329 For Each Year an RMD Was Missed?

This week's Slott Report Mailbag looks at the issues involved when an IRA beneficiary must take missed required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the original account owner, answers a question about the backdoor Roth IRA conversion and outlines the process of making SEP IRA contributions and converting those to a Roth IRA.

What Options Does an Estate Have as IRA Beneficiary?

This week's Slott Report Mailbag dives into details on SIMPLE IRAs and SEP IRAs, explains the legality of having a 401(k) versus a Roth 401(k) and walks the questioner through the options an estate has as an IRA beneficiary. As always, we stress the importance of working with a competent, educated financial advisor to keep your retirement nest egg safe and secure.

4 Things to Know About Roth IRA Conversions and Pro-Rata Rule

Here are four details you need to know about IRA-to-Roth IRA conversions and the pro-rata rule. The pro-rata rule also applies to employer plan retirement plan distributions, but it is applied differently.

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