IRA Tax Deduction: How Much to Expect

If you want to make an IRA tax deduction, you will need to know how much to claim. There are different amounts which can be deducted from your tax bill. Deductions will vary depending on age, occupation and other factors.

Deducting Payments

Depending upon how much you pay into your IRA tax account before you retire, you may be able to deduct the entire amount. Individuals are allowed an IRA tax deduction of up to $2,000 from their taxable income. You can report this on a 1040 form. On the other hand, if you want to take out money later without incurring tax penalties, then you may want to file a different form and declare your payments as non-deductible. In this case, you should be able to turn your IRA into a ROTH IRA and will not be required to pay taxes.

Deducting Employer Payments

If you are part of an employer-maintained plan, then you will need to have your tax deductions worked out for you. This will include your MAGI and your marital status. When you take money out of your IRA, you will also need to calculate the MAGI because it will be added to ordinary income and will be taxed as income.

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