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Optional Tax Planning Still Available for the Beginning of the New Year

By January 14, 2015Estate taxes

Although the ball has dropped in Times Square, there is one 2014 tax planning option you still have an opportunity to do:

Until April 15th, 2015, you can make a 2014 IRA contribution. What this means is that you can make a contribution to a traditional IRA by that date; or you can make a contribution to a Roth IRA by that date.

It’s worth noting the differences between a traditional IRA and a Roth IRA.

Traditional IRA - you get an income tax deduction upon contribution; the earnings grow tax-deferred; then withdrawals are taxed as ordinary income.

Roth IRA - you do not get an income tax deduction upon contribution; the earnings grow tax-free; then withdrawals are generally tax-free. So, a Roth can be better for a taxpayer with a small income because the deduction on contribution with a traditional IRA would be worth little or nothing.

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This blog should be used for informational purposes only.  It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice.  If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney in your community who can assess the specifics of your situation.

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