The Motley Fool Discussion Boards
Investing/Strategies / Retirement Investing
|Subject: Re: Taxes on gains with Roth?||Date: 9/7/2000 4:39 PM|
|Author: thehendrys||Number: 24655 of 77871|
the regular IRA ultimately sticks you with a tax bill for those profits (plus your initial contributions). The Roth doesn't
But let me confuse you more. (Something I learned recently)...
The Roth and the Traditional are really exactly the same, no matter how much Gains you have...
Suppose you have $2000 (pre-tax) to invest.
Initial = $2000
Balance after 20 years (assuming you double money every 5 years) = $32000
Withdrawal Amount (assuming 28% tax rate) = $23,040
First, tax man taxes contribution, so
Initial = 28% of $2000 = $1440
Balance after 20 years = $23,040
Pretty neat, eh?
Anyway, the Roth is better is you have the money to contribute $2000 (after-tax). Because both have a maximum of $2000, you can do better with $2000 initially in the Roth than $2000 initially in a Traditional.
Hope that little bit of Trivia was fun for ya.
|Copyright 1996-2015 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us|