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Subject:  Re: Roth IRA Contriubtions & Conversions Date:  2/2/1998  1:04 PM
Author:  vtaeger Number:  1573 of 78166

Pixy Wrote about converting from regular IRA to Roth IRA
and paying the tax from the IRA.
<<. In every case, the Roth IRA fails to match the after-tax
results of the traditional IRA. This failure is due to the lost
investment opportunity on the money she withdrew from the
converted IRA to pay her taxes on the conversion.>>

<<Conclusions Regarding Roth IRA Conversions. When
funds are taken from the converted IRA to pay income tax
due on the conversion, the Roth IRA will be an inferior option
to the traditional IRA. This holds especially true if the
withdrawal to pay those taxes also results in an early
withdrawal penalty.>>

You assume that whenever taxes are d