The answer depends on several different factors that should be considered and discussed.
To assist in this conversation, we have prepared the “Should I Contribute To My Roth IRA Versus My Traditional IRA?” flowchart.
This flowchart considers:
- Eligibility to deduct contributions to a traditional IRA
- Eligibility to make contributions to a Roth IRA
- Current tax rates vs. future tax rates
- Ability to max out the contributions
- RMD impact