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What is a Back Door Roth IRA?

A backdoor Roth IRA is a conversion of Traditional IRA assets to a Roth IRA.

This is a great way for high income earners to put money away if you do not qualify for Roth IRA income limits. This is how it works, you put money in a traditional IRA, convert the account to a Roth IRA, you might need to pay some taxes based on your income, this would include the converted amount from your Traditional IRA too if you took a deduction. Or, if you make nondeductible contributions to a Traditional IRA which is money that you already paid taxes on, then you can convert it to a Roth without another tax bill.

I would suggest you look at your overall financial situation to see if this strategy makes sense for you. For your specific tax related questions consult with your tax advisor.

Catherine Magaña is a CFP® or CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM and Managing Partner at Savvy Women Wealth Management in Carlsbad California.

We help women invest wisely and create custom financial plans for their way of living so they can enjoy a fulfilling retirement with peace of mind…
…without giving up their lifestyle.

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