Episode 071:

Tax Torpedo – Avoid Paying Taxes on Social Security Income

Taking money from IRA’s and 401K’s may allow the IRS to charge taxes on your Social Security Income. In this episode, I’ll do a brief explanation of the problem we call the tax torpedo!

Included in this episode:

  • If you think taxes are going to go up, all the pre-taxed money is going to be taxed at higher rates later in life
  • The “Tax Torpedo” – the determination on what will be taxed on your social security income is called Provisional Income
  • Every $1 you take out of the IRA, you are taxed on that dollar – but with the way taxes work, the Tax Torpedo, $1.85 is actually taken out, yet you are only holding $1
  • Do not allow yourself to be in a situation where you are paying 46% extra in taxes when you take money out of the IRA

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