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can mrd,s be applied to a new ira

Posted by beezee (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 1, 09 at 6:46

i am 67 yrs. old and would like to use the required withdraeals from my annuity to open an ira as i won't need that money any time soon....bz


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RE: can mrd,s be applied to a new ira

I urge you to look it up yourslef, but I think that you can open a tradidtional IRA up to age 70-1/2, but there are no age limits on Roth IRA's.

But double check that, since I'm not a CPA. I just looked it up on Kiplinger.com

Here is a link that might be useful: Kiplinger


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RE: can mrd,s be applied to a new ira

sushi, thanks for your response...the article refers to folks with earned income and i am retired with no earned income...it appears that there are no tax shelters unless you are working...if there are i sure would like to be informed...bz


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RE: can mrd,s be applied to a new ira

For 2009, the IRS has waived the requirement to take a RMD from certain retirement accounts.

Here's a bit more information from the IRS website.

Here is a link that might be useful: Retirement plans RMD FAQ


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RE: can mrd,s be applied to a new ira

You can have a Roth without earned income, I think.


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RE: can mrd,s be applied to a new ira

Roth has to be earned income either by you or your spouse.

As for the original question, I do not know the answer.


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