Go ahead and breathe a sigh of relief, for now. Congress isn’t showing signs of taking any further action to terminate backdoor Roth IRA conversions. That said, let’s review the basics of a Roth IRA account and why it’s worth considering:
How does a backdoor Roth IRA conversion work?
When your income exceeds a certain threshold ($144,000 for single and $214,000 for married filing jointly in 2022) a direct contribution into a Roth IRA is no longer allowed. However, a Traditional IRA contribution of up to $6,000 ($7,000 if you’re 50 or older) is always an option regardless of income levels and deductibility. It’s also always an option to convert funds held in a Traditional IRA account to a Roth IRA account. This creates a “backdoor” route by funding a Traditional IRA, and immediately converting/transferring those funds into your Roth IRA.
You should make the conversion immediately after funding the Traditional IRA because if gains accrue prior to converting, there are taxes to pay upon converting. Other technicalities exist when there are already funds sitting in a Traditional IRA, so it’s important to consult with your advisor and develop the right strategy.
The deadline to make your 2021 Traditional IRA contribution is April 15th, 2022. If there’s cash surplus on hand, now is a good time to jump on your 2022 contribution as well. Remember to then make the Roth Conversion immediately after funding the Traditional IRA. If you’re a client of PracticeCFO, it’s likely we’re handling the administration for you each year with very little effort on your part.
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