Will converting traditional IRA money to a Roth reduce estate tax by paying the income tax and thus reducing the value of the estate? I realize that there are a myriad of other factors to consider in converting from a traditional to a Roth IRA but my question is whether one can save estate tax?Help!
Will converting traditional IRA money to a Roth reduce estate tax by paying the income tax and thus reducing the value of the estate? Yes, this is a benefit if your estate is large enough.
Only by the amount of tax you pay. The value of the roth is still counted in the estate I believe.
Specifically your estate is reduced by the taxes you prepaid. And there is no income tax to be paid by your heirs when they withdraw the ROTH funds regardless of how much they have grown. The Roth funds themselves are subject to Estate Tax, however. Ed
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