To help ensure financial security in retirement, saving now on a tax-favored basis is a smart move. And if you qualify, you still have time to contribute to an IRA or SEP and save on your 2021 tax return.
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The Ins and Outs of IRAs
Traditional and Roth IRAs can help you save for retirement on a tax-favored basis. Contributions to a traditional IRA reduce your current tax bill, if you’re eligible, and earnings are tax-deferred. However, withdrawals are taxed in full (plus a 10% penalty if taken before age 59½, unless an exception applies). Roth IRA contributions aren’t deductible. […]
A nonworking spouse can still have an IRA
It’s often hard for married couples to save for retirement when one spouse doesn’t work. An IRA contribution is generally only allowed if you have compensation. However, an exception exists. A spousal IRA allows a contribution to be made for a nonworking spouse.
Make a deductible IRA contribution for 2018. It’s not too late!
You still have time to make your 2018 traditional and Roth IRA contributions. The deadline for most taxpayers is April 15, 2019. If you qualify, deductible contributions to traditional IRAs can lower your 2018 tax bill. Even nondeductible contributions can be beneficial because of tax-deferred growth. The 2018 contribution limit is $5,500 (plus $1,000 for […]