The practical effect is that a taxpayer must recover any nontaxable amount (basis) ratably as distributions are received, by tracking basis on Form 8606, Nondeductible
The literal language of the section does not contain any carryover provision for nondeductible
, noncapital expenses or for the oil and gas depletion deduction.
So if you've maxed out your 401(k) or 403(b) contributions and don't qualify to make Roth IRA contributions because of your income level, you still can make nondeductible
contributions to a traditional IRA in 2009 and 2010 and then convert it to a Roth IRA in 2010.
Some owners, however, make nondeductible
contributions to their IRAs that, if withdrawn, would be considered a tax-free return of nondeductible
In 2006 and 2007, individuals can contribute up to $4,000 per year to a nondeductible
traditional IRA ($5,000 if age 50 or older but under 70 1/2).
As important, there are a host of court decisions that provide guidance to distinguish between nondeductible
fines and penalties and deductible amounts, such as restitution or other compensatory payments.
Examples include research and development tax credits, foreign income, nondeductible
book accruals and tax carryover benefits.
At higher levels of income (of if you also have a Keogh or your spouse is covered by a pension), you have to decide whether a nondeductible
IRA is worthwhile.
These include proof of nondeductible
contributions to an IRA, records of home-improvement costs (you'll need these for figuring your capital-gains tax when you sell the house) and previous tax records.
For example, grocery receipts and other nondeductible
expense receipts and statements can be destroyed after they have been recorded for budgeting purposes.
If the distribution is not part of an LSD, the NUA excluded from the recipient's gross income includes only the amount attributable to nondeductible
In particular, section 3 makes clear that taxpayers may not specifically identify qualifying dividends as either deductible or nondeductible
in whole or in part.