)”, I’m not exactly clear on your situation or what you’re asking. I had the pleasure of finding out that financial services grind to a halt during the holidays. What’s the point? The contribution step goes on the 8606 for 2016 and the conversion step goes on the 8606 for 2017 (along with the contribution and conversion for 2017.). So I just have to have my tIRA empty before Dec 31, and then can to the back door contribution anytime in 2018? This is my personal worry. © 2021 - The White Coat Investor – Investing & Personal Finance for Doctors. That’ll be demonstrated on the 2016 8606. I don’t think you need a TPA, but you might need a CPA to help you fill it out. Once you have employees, it’s time to get professional help with your retirement plan. It says: “Enter the value of all your traditional, SEP, and SIMPLE IRAs.”. How do I deal with that for 2017’s taxes? I realized last night that I had $0.02 in my IRA accounts after the conversion and was planning on reading today about what to do with it. Your spouse’s IRA contribution for the year to a traditional IRA. Now if you don’t think you’ll be using a SIMPLE IRA for long, then sure, contribute to a non-deductible IRA for a few years. Apply for an EIN and viola, you’re self employed. This is my personal worry. (In short I would come to any event you host for teaching if I was in the area). So maybe I got lucky and can just put it back into the tIRA, find out with the help of CPA what is pro-rata-ed and go from there. Part is pre-tax and part is post tax. You’ll only pay taxes on the gains when you convert so most of it will still go into a Roth IRA tax-free. What a pain in the buttocks that was. Isn’t it wonderful that the White Coat Investor was here to give you his two cents on what to do about your two cents? Since it was pro-rated, part of that conversion will be taxable (a very small part) just like part of your conversion last year (a very small part like $58) is taxable. (Dear tax preparer, please don't be offended if you were sent this link. And I realize these conversions will all go on my 2017 tax form. But now you know why I recommend you do the 2016 contribution and the 2016 conversion in 2016. Hope they change soon. You just document it on the 8606 for tax year 2016. The IRS didn't really weigh in at all about the Backdoor Roth IRA for years, leaving taxpayers and advisors wondering if the step transaction doctrine could ever be applied to it. What if I decided to go through the hassle and roll that $60 back into my 401(k) to save the taxes on it? Required fields are marked *. Comment below! That’s no big deal. The reason why is they know you don't report cents on your taxes. I suppose the problem would arise if/when you wish to contribute to a Roth IRA via the backdoor. (Dear tax preparer, please don't be offended if you were sent this link. I’ve discovered there is still $60 in my Rollover IRA. The Backdoor Roth IRA IS a no-brainer because you’re comparing a tax-free Roth IRA to a taxable account or a non-deductible traditional IRA and the Roth IRA always wins that comparison. I contributed 5.5k to vanguard IRA and converted to Roth the next day….. turns out, my tIRA wasn’t cleared out until Jan 13th. As such I don’t have to do some complicated backdoor transaction to get her yearly contribution. A spousal Roth IRA for a high earner also needs to go through the backdoor. Your email address will not be published. Is it expensive to get representation after the fact? So if you do a Roth conversion of $6,000.37, all the IRS knows (and cares about) is that you converted $6,000. (Puts us to around 85k in our total Roths) Just wondering if there is a threshold to start putting that $ into taxable account instead. That's where backdoor Roths come in, where you make a contribution to a traditional IRA … For 2016, if you file a joint return and your taxable compensation is less than that of your spouse, the most that can be contributed for the year to your IRA is the smaller of the following two amounts: $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older), or. I contributed 5.5k to a tIRA with 23k in it with initial contribution yrs ago pretax of 5.5k I.e with about 17.5k of gains in 2016 and converted the entire sum to Roth fully understanding that I will be taxed on the 23k. Straighten out your financial life today! Understood. My issue is that I had a tIRA balance on December 31 2016….. and from what I know thats a problem. They aren’t the same thing. In late May, we converted both traditional IRAs into Roth IRAs. Yeah that happened to me before. The IRS sent one of Marty McNamara's clients a worrisome letter triggered by a Roth conversion that could have produced an additional tax plus interest and penalties, he says. Thanks so much. I requested this around Dec. 20th. If we don’t owe taxes on it, does the IRS even care that we made a contribution to a Traditional IRA and then later converted it to a ROTH? Thanks for all you do!! I haven’t actually rolled the money over to 401k yet, I still have the check in my hands. Define “dormant.” Just because a business has no profit one year certainly doesn’t mean it isn’t in business. Talk to Congress. I think the difference is I put mine in the sweep account (Federal MMMF) and it was there 2 days. Of course not. But what if you make over the Roth IRA income limit? Could I still do it? I was going to do a post on that once, but couldn’t think of a single way to improve on his post, so I just linked to it in my tutorial post. 3. Backdoor Roth Tutorial Steps. I did that. Easier paperwork. IMO in many instances a SEP makes more sense than a 401K. Or am I missing something? Are you able to report income from a business even if you don’t receive a formal 1099? Roth is simply a designation for post-tax money that will never be taxed again. By the way, if your tax preparer doesn't know what to do with it, send him a link to this post. Right now we have around 50k in the Simple IRA and are contributing 11k as a backdoor Roth between the both of us this year. If your accountant told you that, he was wrong. You can still do contributions just fine. You could save almost a dollar in tax with that trick! Maybe I should do a post on all the ways to screw up a backdoor Roth IRA and how to fix them. I have yet to hear about a case where the IRS gave someone a problem (other than asked a few clarifying questions) about the Backdoor Roth IRA (please send me details if you know of one) and there certainly has not been a tax court case resolving this issue. I didn’t rollover my traditional IRA to my work 401k until this month. Finally, there are ways to do this besides opening up a solo 401K. I did that. whats your opinion on non deductible ira’s? Last time I rolled over in Vanguard required a schwab account. Hmmm…it hasn’t done that yet for me after about 6 weeks. Before starting the process, I had a Rollover IRA and needed to sell all of the shares in it and roll the money back into my 401(k). The only question is whether the law will change to allow high earners to make direct Roth contributions or whether the law will change to once again disallow high earners from making Roth conversions. You can then just leave it in a non-deductible IRA and invest it, or you should still be able to reverse the contribution itself, paying taxes only on the gains. For 2016, if you file a joint return and your taxable compensation is less than that of your spouse, the most that can be contributed for the year to your IRA is the smaller of the following two amounts: $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older), or. Vanguard is starting to look pretty lame on that issue. I know the vast majority of your clients don't do Backdoor Roth IRAs.). Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. First off thanks for the heads up on the back door Roth combined with self employment. And just like WCI I get these questions answered all the time (for another thread I give financial advice for) so this a cut and paste stock answer…. Crapola. Schwab made whole process super simple. I’m sorry guys. I wouldn’t contribute to both for the same year though. Roth IRAs are great, but not everyone is able to contribute to them directly. You do have to do a 5500, but my understanding is that for a solo 401(k), you can do a 5500EZ which looks awfully easy. My wife for the first year of our marriage has no income. Ha — that was exactly my argument here (https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=209961&p=3236055#p3221383). Isn’t it wonderful that the White Coat Investor was here to give you his two cents on what to do about your two cents? Thanks again! Report it on Schedule C (lines 1, 5, 7, and 31) at the end of the year. I’m not sure you need representation in most instances. If your previous employer allows rollovers from other plans, such as self employment plans, you can take advantage of this to reduce your IRA basis to zero every December 31. Roth IRAs have no age limits, but this won’t help since the actual IRA contribution is being made to a traditional IRA, not a Roth IRA. Obviously it’s fine to use the SEP throughout the year as long as you clean it out by the end of the year. that would be an awesome post! Sorry for the small variation question on this post, couldn’t find this situation in the comments of the previous post. My only issue is the contribution was in 2016, but I didn’t rollover to Roth until 2017. So the (now) 0.86 is still sitting there. In personal finance and the rest of life “there are no dumb questions” and I will try to cheerfully answer every question I'm given. if I have rental properties can I count that? “If you’re using a SEP, you might as well use a 401k most of the time”…. What should I do to keep the IRS at bay? It does. The client's 1099-R forms showed the Roth conversion amount, McNamara says, while another form, Form 5498, showed the IRA contribution amount. What if I decided to go through the hassle and roll that $60 back into my 401(k) to save the taxes on it? You just need to make sure the tax-deferred money is not in an IRA on Dec 31st of the year you do the conversion. I converted only $5,500 to my Roth IRA as part of the Backdoor. Could I still do it? As noted in this article in Financial Planning: Michael Kitces maintains that planners who do them right away, shuttling IRA money into a Roth without a waiting period, run the risk of incurring the IRS' wrath. I wouldn’t contribute to both for the same year though. And how can I best address this issue so that I can make the contributions for 2016 and 2017? But if you have many (or even one) employee that you’d have to match with a SEP then a 401K might make more sense- but I’d run the numbers before making any blanket statements. whats your opinion on non deductible ira’s? (If you have no idea what a Backdoor Roth IRA is, read my Backdoor Roth IRA Ultimate Guide and Tutorial first. Right now we have around 50k in the Simple IRA and are contributing 11k as a backdoor Roth between the both of us this year. Don't forget Schedule SE too. Just leaving for future reference, since I had the same question: line 14 is a basis, and cannot be negative. The book summarizes the most important information on the blog and contains material not found on the site at all. Upon conversion of the $6,000 to Roth, the IRS will see this as a … … (If you have no idea what a Backdoor Roth IRA is, read my Backdoor Roth IRA Ultimate Guide and Tutorial first. Does a Simple IRA count toward the pro rata rule with respect to backdoor Roth conversions? Amazingly common question for people doing it for the first time. It only takes five minutes and is free. I’m still under the Roth IRA income AGI thanks. Now what? You can now invest $6,000 a year ($12K a year if you do it for your spouse too) in a tax-free and (probably) asset protected account instead of your regular old taxable account. So I just have to have my tIRA empty before Dec 31, and then can to the back door contribution anytime in 2018? I'll bet the law gets changed before this ever gets tested in tax court because after 8 cycles now, nobody in Congress nor the IRS seems to really care. 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