TAX – Calculating the Pro-Rata Rule in 5 Easy Steps
If you hold both pre-tax and after-tax money in your IRA, you’ve likely heard of the pro-rata rule.
It’s important to understand how this rule is calculated and how it can impact your retirement funds.
In simple terms, the pro-rata rule is used to determine how much of a distribution is taxable when you have a combination of both pre-tax and after-tax dollars in your account.
As you proactively plan for retirement, understanding the tax implications of your various accounts can be key to maximizing your savings. Using the pro-rata rule to help determine the tax on your distributions can give you a better idea of how much money you’ll owe Uncle Sam in retirement.
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