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To Roth or Not to Roth in the Current Environment | PFP learning library podcast

9 months ago · 18 min listen

With changes to Roth planning due to TCJA, the SECURE Act, and now the CARES Act and market volatility resulting from COVID-19, it’s important to consider whether Roth conversions would be optimal to help your clients reach their long- term goals. In this episode, Bob Keebler, CPA/PFS, shares the nuances to consider when making decisions on whether to advise clients to convert to a Roth:

  • Should your clients use their 2020 waived RMD dollars to fill up their lower tax brackets with a Roth conversion?

  • What are the four principle reasons to convert to a Roth?

  • How do Social Security and Medicare benefits factor into planning with Roth conversions?

  • When should you consider life insurance rather than a Roth IRA?

  • What strategies should you consider if your client is in a state estate tax scenario?

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