Phil Cannella is a big advocate
for the Roth conversion, and we’ll sum up why in this article. An IRS law that was established in 1998, the Roth conversion allows you to convert any IRA into a financial instrument that will grow tax-free. This law, which most people don’t even know about, is what will save you from tax-infestation, allowing you to outlive your nest egg.
To convert a tax-deferred account into a tax-free account, you will have to pay the taxes that are due on your tax-deferred account at the time of the conversion. After that, however, you can store the balance tax-free in an account that will continue to grow for as long as the account exists.
Phil Cannella teaches that tax-free accounts are not only fantastic accounts for retired people, they are also a great way to create a legacy since heirs can leave the account in place to continue producing nontaxable income.
Another benefit of converting tax-deferred accounts to tax-free accounts is that the forced RMD goes away. You do not have to withdraw money if you don’t need to, and Phil Cannella is all for that!
With tax-free accounts, you don’t have to worry that you missed the boat even if you are just learning about this information in your 70’s or 80’s. Phil Cannella reminds you that it’s never too late to stop tax infestation, but the longer you wait to convert a traditional IRA to a Roth, the higher the value will climb and the more taxes you’ll have to pay either to convert it or when you take income.
You can learn more to improve your retirement by visiting Phil Cannella’s website: http://retirementmediainc.com; his blog: http://crashproofprinciple.com; and by tuning into his Crash Proof Retirement Show®.