Roth IRA Rules

IRA stands for individual retirement account and it is of two types,Guest Posting namely – Roth IRA and the traditional IRA. There is a big difference between these two types and as a regular taxpayer and good citizen of the country you definitely expect the best service. It is therefore very important to know what IRA is all about.

In this article, you will learn more about the traditional IRA accounts.

In a traditional IRA account, your investment earning is allowed to grow deferred tax until you finally withdraw upon retirement. In general, if you received alimony or earned income, you can set up one or more IRAs a year earlier when you reach seventy and a half. However, the totality of your contribution should not exceed the pre-established limits.

For those participating in profit sharing, qualified pension, and retirement plans, you can also get a traditional IRA account. The contributions of active participants of qualified pensions are not tax deductible and this is dependent on the filing status of your tax as well as your income.

A lot of individuals prefer traditional IRA accounts because of its advantages. Two of its distinct advantages are:

• Potential contribution deductibility • Current tax on investment earnings are deferred

There are also rules that you need to follow if you have a traditional IRA account, and this is also true with Roth IRA. Be very particular with the rules followed on contribution limits. If you’re married, as a couple you can annually contribute a maximum amount of $8,000 (for the year 2006; $4,000 each) or your entire earned income. If only one of you has a job, you can still contribute the said amount. The rules apply to both the two types of IRAs and regardless of the number of IRAs that the couple have. All your contributions should not exceed said limit.