Roth IRA conversions have gained popularity, thanks to the removal of the income cap on conversions several years ago. A Roth IRA allows your principal and earnings to grow completely tax-free, because contributions are made to a Roth IRA after tax.
Four years before the Facebook IPO, co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz each set up GRATs. Just before the IPO, those GRATs were estimated by Forbes to transfer a total of at least $185 million gift tax free to their non-charitable beneficiaries. GRATs, or
If you are married, your spouse should generally be listed as your beneficiary on your 401(k), 403(b), or other retirement account, including IRAs. If you do not list your spouse as beneficiary, the entire balance in the account will go through your estate at