I’m going to see an accountant next week, but I want an answer ahead of time so I can keep our meeting short :)
I got laid off and am facing the options of how to deal with the pension, whether to rollover it to 401k or annuity. I’m in mid 40s and the pre-calculated annuity amount seems small to me. I also concern about inflation for the future. It seems to me the annuity calculation doesn’t adjust for inflation?? On the other hand, I have no other fixed income for retirement in addition to social security. So I am thinking about annuity for diversification. Any advices?
if someone wants to roll overtheir 401k into a roth ira?
if someone wants to rollover their 401k into a roth ira their pretaxed 401k money will have to be turned into after taxed money durring the rollover to the roth ira. Is this money going to be taxed at the normal income tax rate for the individual so if you are in a 15% tax bracket would it be taxed at 15%. Or is it going to be claimed as ordinary income at the end of the year and taxed accordingly, in which case would be 50,000 salary plus 120,000 rollover would equal a taxable income of 170,000 which would equal a 35% tax bracket.
The money needs to be put in a roth ira because the preffered tax deffered retirement vehicle is a matching 401k so a traditional ira is not a option as the 401k will be kept to receive the employer contribution