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Old 06-20-2018, 12:53 PM   #1
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Paying Advisor Fees from IRA

This may have come up before, this may be well known by others & not need to be discussed, but for those of you, & us, who pay such fees, you can have them deducted/paid from your Traditional IRA directly, thus avoiding income taxes on the money used to pay the fees. I only recently thought to ask about this feature when such fees became non-itemizeable with the new tax law. Yes, sometimes even that deduction was lost when our Miscellaneous Deductions did not exceed 2% of AGI.

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Old 06-20-2018, 02:40 PM   #2
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This may have come up before, this may be well known by others & not need to be discussed, but for those of you, & us, who pay such fees, you can have them deducted/paid from your Traditional IRA directly, thus avoiding income taxes on the money used to pay the fees. I only recently thought to ask about this feature when such fees became non-itemizeable with the new tax law. Yes, sometimes even that deduction was lost when our Miscellaneous Deductions did not exceed 2% of AGI.

That's all.
Yes, but you're reducing your IRA unnecessarily by the amount of the fee.
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Old 06-22-2018, 05:25 PM   #3
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Yes, but you're reducing your IRA unnecessarily by the amount of the fee.
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Well, if you believe it's right to have an advisor, why is it unnecessary to do what is right? Or, do you mean you could better fund your advisor fees elsewhere?
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Well, if you believe it's right to have an advisor, why is it unnecessary to do what is right? Or, do you mean you could better fund your advisor fees elsewhere?
I mean the latter. If you must have an advisor, pay the fees with funds outside the IRA to avoid reducing The IRA account unnecessarily.
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I mean the latter. If you must have an advisor, pay the fees with funds outside the IRA to avoid reducing The IRA account unnecessarily.
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Thanks.

However, after tax $ are more valuable than pre-tax, i.e., Trad, IRA ones, imo.

Example: If fees are $4K/yr, paying with post-tax $ costs me $4K. If my income tax rate is 25%, paying that same $4K costs me $3K as I never pay the income tax. It's no different than QCD's.

And I'd love to get all my IRA funds out without paying any income tax.
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