Courtesy of IRS Even though you may be on vacation, the IRS is always at work thinking about taxes! August and the “Dog Days of Summer” are upon us. Taxes are probably the furthest thing from your mind. But now, months before the end of the year and the start of tax season, is a […]
Today TaxMama hears from Steven in NJ who is totally bewildered by a friend’s behavior. Here’s the long story. “My friend has about half a million dollars in an IRA account. He took a distribution of $50K from the account and told the bank it was a rollover. Before the 60-day rollover deadline, he sent […]
Today TaxMama hears from Oscar in Michigan who has this question. “I am 85 years old and have named my son as the beneficiary of my Roth IRA account. Must he be 59 ½ years old before he can access this account. “
Today TaxMama hears from Eric Smith, from the IRS. He tells us that certain taxpayers are still eligible to make contributions to their 2006 IRA accounts, and maybe even earlier years. How is this possible?
Today TaxMama hears from TC a MarketWatch reader, who says “It turns out my income has been to high for me to use a Roth IRA contribution for years. But my tax pro didn’t catch this error – and now I am over-contributed for several years and will face a 6% penalty for each year […]
Today TaxMama hears from Dennis in Texas who tells us, “My wife and I are both self-employed, and we’re both the only employees in our companies. We would both like to start ROTH’s, because we would like to be able to withdraw contributions, without penalty, if an emergency came up. We file jointly and our […]