The Motley Fool Discussion Boards
Investing/Strategies / Retirement Investing
|Subject: Re: Taxes on gains with Roth?||Date: 9/7/2000 4:17 PM|
|Author: tsondreal||Number: 24654 of 75810|
Thank you much - that's what I needed to hear! I knew the fool wouldn't get something like that wrong. What confused me was a description about a roth ira by a credit union, check it out at http://www.ibmcu.com/sav&chek.htm
"Contributions are not tax deductible; however, earnings are tax-deferred and qualified withdrawals are tax-free"
Tax-deferred really through me for a loop. The fool explains it this way, which is the correct way:
"the Roth offers tax-exempt rather than simply tax-deferred savings. One word makes a big difference. While both allow you to accumulate wealth without paying taxes along the way on your profits, the regular IRA ultimately sticks you with a tax bill for those profits (plus your initial contributions). The Roth doesn't. As long as you follow the rules, you never pay taxes on your gains."
|Copyright 1996-2014 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us|