Samuel, age 32, loses his job in a corporate downsizing, As a result of his termination; he receives a distribution of the balance in his 401(k) account of $20,000 ($25,000 - $5,000 withholding) on May 1, 2009. Samuel’s marginal tax rate is 28%.
- What effect will the distribution have on Samuel’s gross income and tax liability if he invests the $20,000 received in mutual funds?
- Same as (a) except that Samuel invests the $20,000 received in a traditional IRA within 60 days of the distribution.
- Same as (a) except that Samuel invests the $20,000 received in a Roth IRA within 60 days of the distribution.
- How could Samuel have received better tax consequences in (b)?
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