Wisconsin Joins Other States and Signs Roth IRA Reform Act

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March 22, 2010 (MMD Newswire) -- Until recently, Wisconsin was the only state in the nation that had restrictions on Roth IRA conversions. The recent change allows Wisconsin to catch up with the rest of the country.

Federal law was changed to allow conversions for people of all incomes without penalties as of January 1, 2010. Most states adopted the standard, but Wisconsin continued to charge penalties for residents who earned more than $100,000 annually. Initial penalties were as high as 5.3% of money that was transferred, and 2% a year from there on.

Under the new rule, Wisconsin residents of all income levels will be able to convert a traditional individual retirement account to a Roth IRA without penalty because of legislation signed by Governor Doyle on March 15.

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