Tax-deferred accounts: Withdrawals from a traditional IRA and 401 (k) will be taxed at ordinary income, which means top tax bracket and prepare to feel the pain.
Taxable accounts: The profit on sales, investment such as bonds, stocks, mutual funds and real estate are taxed at capital gain rates depend on long owned investments. The long term capital gain rate is applied to assets can hold in longer year and quite favorable.
Roth IRA: Give a high five retirement portfolio as long as Roth has been open in at least five years and older withdrawals are tax free.
Social security: Many retire are surprised and dismayed is to discover that portion of social security benefits could be taxable.
Pensions: The private and government pension is usually taxable at ordinary income rate and assuming can make no after tax contribution to the plan.
Annuities: The annuity purchase can provide a retirement income, a portion of the payment can be represented by the principal is tax free and taxable is rest. The insurance company can be sold in required annuity taxable. The different rules can apply for bought an annuity with pretax funds. In case of 100% payment will be taxed as ordinary income.