Ep 8: How to use a Backdoor Roth
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A backdoor Roth is a way for high-income earners to be able to contribute money into a tax-free Roth IRA account. It is a matter of contributing non-deductible money to a Traditional IRA and then converting that to a Roth IRA. The tricky part comes during the conversion: If you have any money in an IRA that has not yet been taxed, you're going to owe taxes on that.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • The difference between a Traditional IRA and Roth IRA
  • A simple example of a backdoor Roth when you have no other IRA accounts.
  • How taxes work on a conversion
  • How you can still do a backdoor Roth even if you have other IRA balances
  • A potential way to save on taxes if you can roll your existing Traditional IRA balance into your current 401k account.

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Find out more about Mike at https://www.mortonfinancialadvice.com and connect at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mwsmorton/

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