Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 0
You pay the tax going in on the amount contributed. If you can grow it 1000% a year, it is all yours as long as you don't prematurely withdraw it.

Another thing to add on to the original question, any time you sell for a *gain* (the first time you sell), the wash sale rules don't apply even in a taxable account, they only are regarding loss.
Print the post  


In accordance with IRS Circular 230, you cannot use the contents of any post on The Motley Fool's message boards to avoid tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or applicable state or local tax law provisions.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.