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Subject:  Roth Contributions Date:  3/24/1998  10:38 AM
Author:  drs Number:  2353 of 75523

I believe that Roth IRA contributions can not be made prior to 1998. Does that mean that there is no reason to rush to open a new Roth IRA account prior to Aprl 15, 1998, as the 1997 the contributions will not relate to the 1997 tax year (for purposes of the mandatory 5-year Roth holding period)?
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