Roth IRA conversion calculator
If you already have a Traditional IRA, you may be considering whether to convert it to a Roth IRA. One of the most important factors in the decision is what you expect your tax bracket to be in retirement. If you believe that your tax rate will significantly increase in retirement, it may be better to pay taxes now and convert to a Roth IRA. However, if you believe that your tax rate will be less in retirement, a Traditional IRA may be the better choice. Use the calculator below to examine your own situation.
1 This should be a rate that you’ve determined best represents the rate that the converted amount will be taxed at. If you are not sure what your rate is or should be, please consult a tax professional.
The tools and information on this webpage permit you to model scenarios of converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA based on information you specify about your age, retirement age, projected tax rate, projected rate of return, conversion amount, taxable amount, and current and future tax rates based on information you specify. If you would like help, you can call us at 800-842-2252. We are here to help.
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