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Why Everything You Know About Roth Conversions May Be Wrong

Understand the rules regarding both Roth IRAs and Roth 401(k)s and why they should be part of your strategy.

Developing an effective retirement plan to meet individual savings objectives is complicated. Different rules apply to different types of plans and accounts and these rules are frequently confused and misunderstood by clients and advisors causing unexpected or negative consequences. Understanding the advantages Roth accounts have in retirement planning strategy is important, yet it is often overlooked because of the confusion and complexity. This topic will help you understand the rules regarding both Roth IRAs and Roth 401(k)s and why they should be part of your strategy. Learn how to determine who can contribute directly to Roth accounts and who needs to look for backdoor solutions. This material will also help you identify pitfalls that could jeopardize a tax-free conversion and help you ask the right questions and provide the right advice regarding the taxable portion of a conversion. In addition to exploring the rules regarding getting money into Roth accounts, we will explore the why and identify the ideal candidates for Roth investments.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to distinguish between Traditional vs. Roth Retirement Savings.
  • You will be able to identify Roth IRA Conversion Basics.
  • You will be able to recognize distribution basics.
  • You will be able to identify Planning Opportunities to Reduce or Eliminate Taxation on Roth IRA Conversions.

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Agenda

Traditional vs. Roth Retirement Savings

  • Who Is Eligible to Make Traditional IRA Contributions?
  • Who Is Eligible to Make Roth IRA Contributions?
  • Who Is Eligible to Make Roth Contributions to an Employer-Sponsored Plan?
  • Taxation of Roth Distributions - Qualified Distributions and the Roth Clock

Roth IRA Conversion Basics

  • What Is a Roth IRA Conversion?
  • Who Is Eligible to Do a Roth IRA Conversion?
  • Calculation of Basis in IRA Accounts
  • Backdoor Roth IRA Contributions
  • Recharacterization

Planning Opportunities to Reduce or Eliminate Taxation on Roth IRA Conversions

  • Identification of IRA Accounts to Determine Possible Taxation of Conversion
  • Rollover Techniques to Eliminate Taxable IRA Accounts

Roth 401(k)s, 403(b)s and Governmental 457(b)s

  • In Plan Roth Conversions the Mechanics
  • Tax Consequences
  • Mega Backdoor Roth 401(k) Contributions

Why Roth?

  • Identify Idea Candidates for Roth Accounts
  • Looking Beyond the Marginal Tax Rate
  • Roth Accounts in Estate Planning
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This course was last revised on June 16, 2021.

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  • AIPB 1.5
     
  • This program is acceptable for 1.5 CPEC(s) towards the CB designation through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).
     
  • CPE/NASBA - QAS Self Study 2.2 including Taxes 2.2
     
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a QAS Self Study sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 2.2 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Taxes for 2.2 hours. Prerequisite: . Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: QAS Self Study. Please refer to the information in this advertisement for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board.
     

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • HI CLE 1.25
     
  • ME CLE 1.0
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Mary Mlock, CPA

Mary Mlock, CPA

BST

  • Partner in charge of BST Retirement Services with 30 years of experience
  • Focuses practice on employee benefits, and expertise includes design, implementation consulting, and administration of defined contribution plans and other employee benefit plans
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Siena College
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or www.bstco.com
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Published 2021
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