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Author: Crazylegs883 Three stars, 500 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121219  
Subject: 401(k) > IRA > Roth > IRA Date: 2/9/2003 3:46 PM
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I ran a search to see if I could find an answer but couldn't get a read on my specific situation. Essentially, I was downsized last year and had my 401(k) rolled over to a Vanguard IRA (trustee to trustee). As I understand it, I have to report the amount on line 16 of the 1040 and that should be it for this step.

I took the further step of converting the IRA to a Roth toward the end of 2002. Then, for personal reasons, I decided to recharacterize it *back* to a traditional IRA in Feb, 2003. Thus, it becomes a 'wash'. I'm assuming I have to somehow account for these maneuverings on my 1040, but I'm not sure how to do that exactly, or if its even necessary.

As an aside, I know I have to wait 30 days before I can convert to a Roth again, should I decide to do so.

Thanks,
Mark
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