Great! You want to plan for your retirement.
Women live about 6 years longer than men, so planning for those extra years is key to helping ensure your money lasts. The good news? Anyone earning income can contribute to an IRA, even if you already have a workplace plan, and they come in a few flavors (with different perks).
Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time, and you may gain or lose money.
Be sure to consider all your available options and the applicable fees and features of each before moving your retirement assets.
Fidelity does not provide legal or tax advice. The information herein is general in nature and should not be considered legal or tax advice. Consult an attorney or tax professional regarding your specific situation.
For a distribution to be considered qualified, the 5-year aging requirement has to be satisfied, and you must be age 59½ or older or meet one of several exemptions (disability, qualified first-time home purchase, or death among them).
A distribution from a Traditional IRA is penalty-free provided certain conditions or circumstances are applicable: age 59 1/2; qualified first-time homebuyer, up to $10,000; birth or adoption expense (up to $5,000); qualified higher education expense; death or disability; health insurance premiums (if you are unemployed); some unreimbursed medical expenses; substantially equal periodic payments; or tax levy.
For a traditional IRA, for 2023 full deductibility of a contribution is available to covered individuals whose 2023 Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) is $116,000 or less (joint) and $73,000 or less (single); partial deductibility for MAGI up to $136,000 (joint) and $83,000 (single). In addition, full deductibility of a contribution is available for non-covered individuals whose spouse is covered by an employer sponsored plan for joint filers with a MAGI of $218,000 or less in 2023; and partial deductibility for MAGI up to $228,000. If neither you nor your spouse (if any) is a participant in a workplace plan, then your traditional IRA contribution is always tax deductible, regardless of your income.
The change in the RMDs age requirement from 72 to 73 applies only to individuals who turn 72 on or after January 1, 2023. After you reach age 73, the IRS generally requires you to withdraw an RMD annually from your tax-advantaged retirement accounts (excluding Roth IRAs, and Roth accounts in employer retirement plan accounts starting in 2024). Please speak with your tax advisor regarding the impact of this change on future RMDs.
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