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What is a Roth IRA? How can a Roth IRA help me save for retirement? How can I get Tax FREE capital gains?

Your Place Trade Roth IRA helps keep your retirement plan on track and allows you to get tax free income during retirement! Trade stocks, bonds, mutual funds, options, unsettled funds & more!

Learn the facts, benefits and drawbacks of investing in a Roth IRA. This page offers educational information that you may use in addition to consulting with your tax advisor to see if a Roth IRA may be right for you. 

 

Quick Facts about Roth IRAs:

 

 

A Roth IRA is an IRA that is actually subject to many of the same rules that apply to a Traditional IRA however there are a few major exceptions that make the Roth IRA particularly attractive for individuals who do not need a tax deduction at the present time and have five or more years before they need to take withdrawals.

The major difference between a Roth IRA and a Traditional IRA include the following exceptions:

  • You cannot deduct contributions to a Roth IRA.
  • If you satisfy the requirements, qualified distributions are tax-free.
  • You can make contributions to your Roth IRA after you reach age 70 ½.
  • You can leave amounts in your Roth IRA as long as you live.
  • The account or annuity must be designated as a Roth IRA when it is set up.
  • Roth IRA contribution limits are identical to those for the traditional IRA. However, unlike traditional IRAs, the ability of a participant to contribute to a Roth IRA may be limited by his or her adjusted gross income.

Find out how much you may be eligible to contribute to your Roth IRA for 2014 & 2015 by viewing the chart below.

  

 
 

 

         
 

3 Quick Steps to Opening Your Roth IRA

 

 How to Fund your Roth IRA Account*

 
 

1. Open an Account Online

2. Fund Your Account 

3. Start Investing (or call an Experienced Advisor)

 

1. Make a contribution

2. Transfer or Rollover an account

3. Traditional IRA to Roth IRA Conversion

 
 

 

 

 

 

  *You can even do this within the application via the "Funding" section!

Follow the links above to get more information on Roth IRAs and other retirement accounts available at Place Trade as well as information on rollovers and guidance that is specific to your IRA account. Please call us at 800-50-PLACE or 91719-7200 for help opening your Roth (or Traditional) IRA today! 

Prior year contributions must be very clearly marked and you should allow several (5-10) days for processing. If you are getting down to the wire you may want to literally wire funds in so that you do not miss the April 15th IRS deadline. Call us for more information or for assistance.

 

 

 

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Traditional IRA Basics

Get more info at IRS.gov

Why participate in a Roth IRA?

How to get tax free capital gains

Roth IRA Contribution Limits

Roth IRA Deductibility Limits

Roth IRA Non-Deductible Contributions

Important Things to Remember about Roth IRAs

Roth Rollover and Conversion Contributions

Roth-to-Roth IRA Rollovers

Conversion from a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA

Check out the Retirement Plan Rollover Chart

Re-characterization of a Roth IRA back to a Traditional IRA

Qualified Roth IRA Distributions

Non-qualified Roth IRA Distributions

Withholding

Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) at Age 70 1/2

IRS Reporting Requirements for Roth IRAs

IRA Non-Deductible Contributions

Important Things to Remember about Contribution Limits

Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) at Age 70 1/2

IRS Reporting Requirements for Roth IRAs

 

  

Why participate in a Roth IRA?

  • Earnings accumulated tax-free
  • Qualified distributions are tax and penalty-free
  • Contributions can always be recovered tax and penalty-free
  • If you satisfy the requirements, qualified distributions are tax-free
  • You can make contributions to your Roth IRA after you reach age 70 ½
  • You can leave amounts in your Roth IRA as long as you live

Note: Due to changing laws, it is always best to review your individual circumstances with a qualified Tax Advisor. Place Trade Financial does not offer tax advice.


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How to get FREE Capital Gains: Invest in a Roth IRA!

 

How can I get Tax FREE Capital Gains on my investments? 

  • Simply invest your money in your own Roth IRA and pay no taxes on your gains! Yes, this is true. Earnings on your investments (a.k.a. profits/gains on your trades) accumulate tax-free in your Roth IRA. 
   

Note: Due to changing laws, it is always best to review your individual circumstances with a qualified Tax Advisor. Place Trade Financial does not offer tax advice.


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Traditional IRA & Roth IRA Contribution Limits 

What are the Roth IRA contribution limits this year? How much can I contribute to IRA 2018? 

IRA Contribution Limits ~ 2016, 2017 & 2018

You may make an eligible contribution for your 2019 Traditional or Roth IRA at any time prior to the 2019 IRS tax filing deadline which is Monday, July 15, 2020. (Your account must be funded or have proof of postmark by this date! For brokerage accounts - please check to see our clearing firm's required cutoff date for eligible contributions.) 

The same general contribution limit applies to both Roth and traditional IRAs. However, your Roth IRA contribution might be limited based on your filing status and income.


Please Note: For 2019 and 2020, your total contributions to all of your traditional and Roth IRAs (combined for the given tax year) cannot be more than:
         

 

Under Age 50  

 

Total

Under Age 50  

 

Over Age 50

Additional 

 Total

Over Age 50

2019* **

$6,000

Catch-up Contribution

$1,000

$7,000

2020* ** $6,000 Catch-up Contribution $1,000 $7,000

 Source: irs.gov

"Total" means your total contributions to all of your Traditional and Roth IRAs combined for the given tax year. You cannot exceed the total amount/contribution limit regardless of how many IRAs you have or the type/types of IRA(s) that you may have.

*Or your taxable compensation for the year.

** Effective for the tax year 2002 and beyond, for participants who are eligible to make an IRA contribution and have attained the age of 50 before the end of the taxable year, the participant can make a "catch-up" contribution in addition to the normal contribution amount as shown in the table above. The catch-up contribution was $500 from 2002-2005. For the year 2006 and beyond, the catch-up contribution limit will be $1000. The maximum contribution cannot exceed 100% of actual compensation. Learn more about COLA Increases for Dollar Limitations on Benefits and Contributions from the IRS.

 

Please note that the IRA contribution limit does not apply to:

Deductibility limits can be confusing and tax laws are frequently changing. It is always best to review your specific situation and/or circumstances with a qualified tax advisor.

 

IRAs - Traditional, Roth, SEP, Rollovers and Inherited


 

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Open an IRA online or call us at 1-800-50-PLACE or 1-919-719-7200 to speak with an experienced retirement specialist to help you roll over your old retirement account or help you start planning for retirement today!  

 


 
 

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Important things to Remember about your Roth IRA

  • Who can contribute? Any individual with income, subject to income limitations.

  • Contributions are aggregated with Traditional IRA Contributions. The contributions to a Roth IRA are aggregated with contributions to a traditional IRA for the purpose of the annual maximum contribution limit. Essentially, an individual may contribute to both a traditional and a Roth IRA for a given year, however, the total amount of contributions to both accounts may not exceed $6,000 for the 2019 tax year or $6,000 for the 2020 tax year. (Note: $7,000 for individuals over age 50).

 

  • Deductibility of Roth IRA Contributions: Contributions to a Roth IRA are not deductible. All contributions to a Roth IRA can be recovered tax and penalty-free.

  • Contributions are permitted after age 70 ½.

  • Distributions from a Roth IRA are tax and penalty-free after the five year holding period has passed and the participant has either reached age 59 ½, has died or has used the distribution for a qualified first time home purchase (limit to $10,000 over a lifetime). Other exceptions may also apply. Visit www.irs.gov for more details.

  • Earnings on contributions will be subject to a 10% penalty by the IRS if withdrawn prior to the mandatory five-year holding period and prior to age 59 ½.

  • Contributions may be made (and account may be established) no later than the due date for filing income tax returns for the year for which the contribution is being made, not including extension, generally April 15th. In other words, contributions for a prior year can be made up to April 15th of the current year unless the IRS grants an extension.

 

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Roth Rollover and Conversion Contributions

 

Qualified rollover contributions to a Roth IRA include Roth-to-Roth IRA rollovers and conversion of traditional IRA assets to a Roth IRA. Rollovers from an employer-qualified plan to a Roth IRA are not permitted.

 

Roth-to-Roth IRA Rollovers

Rollovers of assets from one Roth IRA to another Roth IRA follow the rules for traditional IRA rollovers. For assets to be eligible for rollover they must have come from an account that has had no rollover contributions or distributions within the prior 12 months. Roth-to-Roth rollovers are reported to the IRS.

 

 

Conversion from a Traditional IRA to Roth IRA

Any conversion of assets from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA after 1998 fully includes in the gross income of the IRA participant in the year in which the distribution from the IRA is made. The rules for recovery of nondeductible contributions from the traditional IRA will apply. The 10% additional tax that applies to premature distributions will not apply to distributions that are converted to a Roth IRA.

Please note that as of 2010, there are no income limits on IRA to Roth IRA conversions.

A Traditional IRA participant is prohibited from converting a required minimum distribution into a Roth IRA.

Distribution of assets from the traditional IRA will be reported on IRS Form 1099 R, and the conversion contribution to the Roth IRA will be reported on IRS Form 5498.

 

 Roth IRA Facts

Re-characterization of a Roth IRA back to a Traditional IRA

A participant may re-characterize Roth IRA contributions in one of three ways:

  • By transferring a regular contribution made to a Roth IRA plus earnings to a traditional IRA. This may occur when a participant learns that she is ineligible to make a Roth IRA.

  • By transferring a regular contribution made to a traditional IRA plus earnings to a Roth IRA. This may occur when a participant learns that he will be ineligible to take a deduction for his traditional IRA contribution.

  • By reversing a contribution plus earnings made from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. This may occur when the IRA participant's adjusted gross income is too high to allow the Roth conversions.

Regardless of the type of re-characterization, both the distribution and the contribution are reported to the IRS.

 

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Qualified Roth IRA Distributions (Withdrawals)

 

Qualified Distributions from a Roth IRA may be recovered tax and penalty-free if the distributions satisfy two conditions:

1.  The distribution is made from the Roth IRA after a period of five years has elapsed since the first day of the year in which the first contribution was made to the Roth IRA, and;

2.  One of the following conditions is satisfied:

 i.  The participant had attained the age of 59½

ii.  The distribution is made to the participant's beneficiary after the participant's death

iii.  The participant is disabled

iv.  The distribution is used for qualified first time home purchase expenses

v.  The distribution is used for qualified education, medical or unemployment expenses. Visit http://www.irs.gov for more details.

If the Roth IRA distribution meets both of the conditions above, the distribution is not included in the gross income of the individual.

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Non-qualified Roth IRA Distributions (Withdrawals)

 

A distribution from a Roth IRA that does not meet the requirements of a qualified distribution, and is neither rolled over to another Roth IRA nor re-characterized to a traditional IRA, is considered a non-qualified distribution.

  • A non-qualified distribution is taxable only when all of the aggregate contributions in the Roth IRA have been distributed. In other words, only the earnings in a Roth IRA are taxable when a distribution is non-qualified.

  • The IRS has implemented ordering rules that define the order in which distributions are made from a Roth IRA. Distributions are made first from regular Roth IRA contributions, next from conversion contributions, and finally from earnings.

  • The taxable portion of the non-qualified distribution may be subject to the 10% additional tax on premature distributions if it does not qualify for any of the exceptions to the premature distribution penalty.

  • The amount of a non-qualified distribution that comes from conversion contributions may be subject to an additional 10% penalty, if the distribution is made before 5 years have elapsed, since the first day of the year in which the conversion was made.

 

 

Withholding

 
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Distributions from a Roth IRA are subject to federal income tax withholding at the rate of 10% unless the participant elects to waive withholding.

 

Required Distributions at Age 70 ½

Roth IRA accounts are not subject to the required minimum distribution regulations.

IRS Reporting Requirements for Roth IRAs

Tax reporting requirements for a Roth IRA are identical to those for a Traditional IRA.

Distributions are reported to the IRS on Form 1099 R.

Learn about how tax reporting for your account by visit: Tax Information and Reporting

For more information please visit www.irs.gov

Deductible limits can be confusing and tax laws are frequently changing. It is always best to review your specific situation and/or circumstances with a qualified tax adviser.

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Roth IRA Non-Deductible Contributions

You cannot make nondeductible contributions to your Roth IRA.


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Important Things to Remember:

Contribution Limits: There is no minimum contribution limit per the IRS. However, most brokerage firms, mutual fund and investment management companies do require account minimums so please be sure to inquire prior to investing.

Talk with an IRA Rollover Specialist Today Call 1-800-50-PLACE

 

 

Check out the Retirement Plan Rollover Chart

Follow the link above to review all of the various types of retirement plans to see where (what other types of retirement plans) your existing plan may be rolled into according to IRS guidelines.  

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Details about Roth IRAs are contained in Publication 590-A, Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) and Publication 590-B, Distributions from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) and include:

  • Setting up your Roth IRA (per IRS info - Not Place Trade specific info);
  • Contributions to your Roth IRA; and
  • Distributions from your Roth IRA.
  • Differences Between Roth IRAs and Designated Roth Accounts
  • Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)


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(Please be sure to check with your tax and/or legal advisor prior to making any contributions, withdrawals or other changes to your retirement account. Place Trade Financial, Inc. does not offer tax or legal advice. Information provided by Place Trade is for educational purposes and should not be considered as tax or legal advice under any circumstances.)    

     
 
     
 

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IRS Circular 230 Notice: These statements are provided for information purposes only, are not intended to constitute tax advice which may be relied upon to avoid penalties under any federal, state, local or other tax statutes or regulations, and do not resolve any tax issues in your favor.

 


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Important Notes: IRA contribution deadline 2018

  • *MA residents may make prior year 2018 IRA contributions thru Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
  • Please be sure to check with your tax and/or legal advisor prior to making any contributions, withdrawals or other changes to your retirement account. Place Trade Financial, Inc. does not offer tax or legal advice. Information provided by Place Trade is for educational purposes and should not be considered as tax or legal advice under any circumstances.
  • Please view IRS Publication 590: Publication 590-A (Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)) and IRS Publication 590-B Distributions from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) for more details and speak with your tax advisor prior to making any decisions.
  • Please be sure to look for the matching tax year when reviewing IRS Publication 590 (Publications 590-A and 590-A). We have included these links to the IRS website's pages covering Publications 590-A and 590-A for your convenience. The IRS site still shows the 2016 publications as of January 2018.
 

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