The TSP will begin offering a Roth option in during the second quarter (April – June) of this year. The author provides some considerations for investors when deciding whether or not to utilize this new option in their TSP accounts.
Do you make “too much money” to qualify for a Roth IRA? CSRS and CSRS Offset federal employees have a unique benefit that can be used max-fund a Roth IRA.
Should you do a Roth conversion to take advantage of the current tax rates which may be lower now than they are likely to be in the future? It may be a good idea but check out the details before you take action as your tax bill may be higher than you think.
Are you interested in a new program that may enhance your future retirement? Back in June 2009, legislation was passed authorizing creation of a Roth plan using after-tax salary into an account that will grow without any additional tax liability on future earnings. That option is now being implemented.
What if you canâ€™t convert to a Roth IRA in 2010? Is 2010 really your last chance? The key to good tax planning is a future-orientation. You want to be asking the question, what can I do to lower my taxes in the future?
Most people know you can convert money from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. But Federal Employees may also be able to convert money from their Thrift Savings Plan or CSRS Voluntary Contribution Plan to a Roth IRA.
A split income strategy is built by diversifying your assets over time. This can be done with your TSP.
In 2010, there is no income limitation that affects your ability to convert a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. This doesn’t mean that you should rush right out and do a conversion. Here are some important factors to consider in order to determine whether a conversion makes sense for you.
In the past, many CSRS employees have been excluded from contributing to a Roth due to their income level. Here is information about a program that provides a way for CSRS and CSRS-Offset employees to get large sums into a Roth IRA.
As a federal employee, you cannot invest in a Roth IRA within the Thrift Savings Plan. But you may still have the option of using a Roth IRA to invest in your retirement future.