An IRA (Individual Retirement Account)
Publication #590, allows you to save for Retirement – Tax Deferred. We generally fund them with Annuities It’s like a bank account, but with an Insurance Company and it can give you a GUARANTEED income for life.
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3560. What is an individual retirement account? What is a Roth individual retirement plan?
3561. What is a “deemed IRA”?
3562. What information must be provided to a buyer of an IRA?
3563. What is the “saver’s credit” and who can claim it?
3564. When are funds in an IRA taxed?
3565. How are earnings on an IRA taxed?
3566. Are IRAs subject to attachment?
3567. Who may establish an IRA?
3568. May a person contribute to an IRA for a spouse?
3569. When must contributions to IRAs be made?
3570. How much may an individual contribute to a traditional IRA? How much may an individual deduct?
3571. How much may an individual contribute to a Roth IRA?
3572. Can an individual roll over or convert a traditional IRA or other eligible retirement plan into a Roth IRA?
3573. What is “compensation” for purposes of IRA eligibility rules and deduction limits?
3574. Who is an “active participant” for purposes of IRA eligibility rules and deduction limits?
3575. Are fees or commissions paid in connection with an IRA deductible?
3576. Is interest paid on amounts borrowed to fund an IRA deductible?
3577. What is the penalty for making excessive contributions to an IRA?
3578. When can IRA contributions be withdrawn or reduced?
3579. How are amounts distributed from a traditional IRA taxed?
3580. How are amounts distributed from a Roth IRA taxed?
3581. Are the death proceeds of an individual retirement endowment contract taxable?
3582. Are amounts received from IRAs subject to withholding?
3583. What penalties apply to early distributions from an IRA?
3584. How are substantially equal periodic payments from an IRA calculated for purposes of IRC Section 72(t)?
Required Minimum Distributions
3585. What are the minimum distribution requirements for individual retirement plans, and what is the effect of failing to meet these requirements?
3586. How are the minimum distribution requirements met during an IRA owner’s lifetime?
3587. How are the minimum distribution requirements met after the death of an IRA owner?
3588. Who is a “designated beneficiary” for purposes of required minimum distributions from an IRA? What are the rules for multiple beneficiaries and separate accounts?
3589. What are an IRA trustee’s reporting requirements with respect to required minimum distributions?
3590. What IRS filing requirements does an individual retirement plan participant have to meet?
3591. May an employer contribute to an IRA on behalf of an employee? May an employer or union establish an IRA for its employees or members?
Simplified Employee Pension (SEP)
3592. What is a simplified employee pension?
3593. What is a SAR-SEP? What requirements must be met if a simplified employee pension is offered on a cash or deferred basis?
3594. What is a SIMPLE IRA plan?
3595. How are SIMPLE IRA plan contributions taxed?
Estate Tax Issues
3596. Is the value of a survivor benefit payable under an IRA includable in the decedent’s gross estate?
3597. Is a marital deduction available for the value of a survivor benefit payable under an individual retirement plan that is includable in the decedent’s gross estate?