A year ago, Congress lifted restrictions on Roth IRAs, allowing anyone to convert an IRA or 401(k) account. Previously, you could not convert to a Roth IRA if you made more than $100,000 per year.
Another change is that taxpayers can allow grandchildren to inherit $5 million (an increase from the previous limit of $3.5 million) before they will incur the tax on skipping generations. The exemption will drop to $1 million in 2013.
Many choose to give money to their grandchildren because they will get a greater return. In fact, a one-year old with a Roth account could get … Read the rest