Traditional IRA and Roth IRA Syracuse NY

Given the significant market downturn it may not be a bad time to convert your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA in Syracuse. Right now, anyone with modified adjusted gross income of less than $100,000 a year (individual or joint income) can convert a traditional IRA account to a Roth IRA. Higher-income Americans are scheduled to get the same break in 2010.

Anthony Farella
Rockbridge Investment Management, LLC
(315) 671-0588 X222
101 South Salina Street, Suite 400
Syracuse, NY
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Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
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NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Peter L. Derrenbacker, CFP®
(315) 434-8800
PO Box 4718
Syracuse, NY
Firm
Northwestern Mutual Financial

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Ms. Deborah B. Hundley, CFP®
(315) 464-3368
250 S. Clinton St.
Syracuse, NY
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Morgan Stanley

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Mr. Cole Henderson, CFP®
(315) 448-3325
250 South Clinton Street
Syracuse, NY
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Smith Barney

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Mr. Gary A. Grossman, CFP®
(315) 701-6304
110 W Fayette St
Syracuse, NY
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Green Seifter Certified Public Accountants, PLLC

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Mr. John J. Kenney, CFP®
(315) 671-1831
PO Box 4718
Syracuse, NY
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Northwestern Mutual
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Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning
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Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. William Eichinger, CFP®
(315) 735-1500
500 Plum St
Syracuse, NY
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Wells Fargo Advisors

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Mr. Joseph M. Lazzaro Jr., CFP®
(315) 425-6362
120 Madison St STE 1900
Syracuse, NY
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AXA Advisors, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, General Financial Planning

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Ms. Gail E. Gardner, CFP®
1511 Westmoreland Ave
Syracuse, NY
Firm
Blue Ocean Strategic Capital, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning, General Financial Planning, Government and Military
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Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000



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Mr. David W. Treichler, CFP®
(315) 430-3283
120 E Washington St Ste 922
Syracuse, NY
Firm
Arabella Wealth Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning
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Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Traditional IRA and Roth IRA

Given the significant market downturn it may not be a bad time to convert your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. Right now, anyone with modified adjusted gross income of less than $100,000 a year (individual or joint income) can convert a traditional IRA account to a Roth IRA. Higher-income Americans are scheduled to get the same break in 2010.

Remember that when you do a conversion, you must pay income tax on the amount you are converting, which can be all of the funds in the traditional IRA or just a portion of those assets. But, subject to certain restrictions, you won’t pay tax when you finally need to withdraw your money. That’s where the silver lining comes in for you or for your heirs if you pass that money on to them.

Take another look at your statements and how much your investments are down. Assuming that the markets perform historically and fight their way back, your tax-free amount available for withdrawal could accumulate significantly under that Roth status.

Things to consider:

1) Time to retirement matters: If you have more than five years until you plan to withdraw your retirement funds, conversion of traditional IRA assets to a Roth IRA might make sense. The longer the time span where earnings can grow tax deferred, the greater the benefit of being able to withdraw those earnings without paying tax on them.

2) Your tax rate at retirement is important: Many people, such as business owners, may be paying taxes now at a fairly low rate. So they might pay higher taxes at retirement. If that’s the case, converting to a Roth might make a lot of sense. Additionally, with Social Security benefits being taxable at certain income levels, Roth IRAs can allow you to limit or eliminate such taxes.

3) A Roth conversion can be expensive: You’ll have to pay taxes on contributions that you previously deducted, as well as taxes on the accumulated earnings. Also, you need to be aware that conversion could push you into a higher tax bracket, especially if you’ve accumulated sizeable earnings over the years. This is why a conversion needs to be planned with a tax expert. Why? It may trigger the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) due to those high earnings.

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