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Roth Contributions Within Your Retirement Plan

Most retirement plans offer traditional contributions, which are made on a before-tax basis. Taxes are due on these contributions, and any earnings, when the money is withdrawn. Many plans are now offering Roth contributions as well. Roth contributions allow you to contribute to your retirement account on an after-tax basis. An advantage of this type of contribution is that you pay no taxes on the contributions - and any earnings - for qualifying distributions. Use this calculator to help compare how each type of contribution might affect your paycheck and your taxable situation at retirement.

Information and interactive calculators are made available to you only as self-help tools for your independent use and are not intended to provide investment or tax advice. We cannot and do not guarantee their applicability or accuracy in regards to your individual circumstances. All examples are hypothetical and are for illustrative purposes. We encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding all personal finance issues.