Contributions: Contributions to an individual retirement arrangement (IRA) may be taken as an adjustment to income, the same as for federal tax purposes. These deductible contributions represent a deferral of tax on a portion of your income.
Distributions: At the time funds are distributed from these IRA accounts, the amount on which tax has been deferred cannot be claimed as part of the cost basis in the fund.
Since Alabama income tax law prior to 1982 did not conform to federal tax law in this area, you may have a cost basis in the fund for amounts contributed prior to 1982.
Roth IRA: Alabama recognizes Roth IRA’s.