Tag Archives: Roth

Roth Basis of Worthless Stock

Today TaxMama hears from Gary in Oregon who wants to know. “I have asked 2-3 tax professionals the same question with different answers. So mama help me! I have 2 IRA’s. In one IRA I bought a stock 4 years ago that is now worthless. I do believe that some day this could become a […]

Roth Reinvesting Error

Today TaxMama hears from Sylvia in Texas with a problem. “In 1998 my husband converted his IRA holdings to a Roth account. The brokerage company continues to place dividends in a MM account saying they have no record of his wanting the dividends reinvested and it’s too late now. Unfortunately, our records were on thermal […]

Roll to ROTH

Today TaxMama hears from Jan, a loyal reader, who says, “My husband and I both have traditional IRAs and were wondering whether it would be worthwhile to convert them to Roth IRAs if this new law passes. I don’t like to pay taxes ahead of time but the prospect of being able to take the […]