Author Topic: Need advice: 529 to beneficiary to Roth IRA.  (Read 813 times)

khizr

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Need advice: 529 to beneficiary to Roth IRA.
« on: January 26, 2017, 02:02:49 PM »
Hi all,

Will the below work? From everything I read this seems correct...

I have a son who is 2 months old, if I open a 529 with him as the beneficiary from reading it sounds like I can disperse that 529 but to my son's name as beneficiary.  Then, I would owe a 10% tax penalty, and it would count as ordinary income for him and then I could move it into roth IRA in his name.

Is that correct?

I'd love to do that each year so that by the time he is 18 he has 90k in roth ira contributions plus gains for his long term retirement.

Thoughts? Problems?


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Re: Need advice: 529 to beneficiary to Roth IRA.
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2017, 02:18:15 PM »
No, he needs "compensation," not just income.

https://www.irs.gov/publications/p590a/ch02.html

khizr

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Re: Need advice: 529 to beneficiary to Roth IRA.
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2017, 02:20:59 PM »
gotcha, thanks!