How Does A Roth Ira Work ?  

The Roth IRA, a special type of IRA, has been named after its main sponsor, the Delaware Senator William Roth. Any funds contributed to the Roth account are not entitled for an immediate tax break or deduction in the year the first investment is made. While the contributions or earnings grow tax-free eventually, the distributions and withdrawals are not taxable.

As per theirs norms, you are eligible to start a Roth account only if your annual income is less than the pre-determined AGI or the Adjusted Gross Income. However, on January 2, 2010, the income level restrictions were lifted and the eligibility was extended to individuals of all income levels. However, in any case, the taxpayers should not exceed limits applicable during the year in which the account is opened. The account should be opened using taxed income as funds used to start the account is not tax-deductible.

A Roth IRA plan can yield several tax benefits. As the investments made under this plan and distributions made upon retirement eventually become tax-free, an individual can save a significant amount enough to lead a comfortable life after retirement. Besides, funds from your traditional IRA or the 401k account sponsored by the employer can be rolled over to Roth IRA. However, the funds thus wired from one account to another are subject to taxes at usual tax rates of up to 35 percent. Direct IRA rollovers are allowed only to taxpayers with modified AGI of up to $100,000.

The contributions to Roth accounts should be made with income earned from salaries, wages, professional fee, tips, bonuses, etc., but not with that made from unearned sources, like investments. As of 2009, the maximum contribution limit is $5,000 annually for all those less than the age of 50 years. The limit has been extended to $6,000 for those above 50 years as per the rules of catch-up contributions.

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