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Subject:  Roth eligibility Date:  12/22/1998  12:46 PM
Author:  bobblaw Number:  7470 of 121455

Do capital gains count toward the 150K limitation on contributing to a Roth IRA this year? For example, if I have 75K income plus 100K capital gains this year, am I ineligible to contribute to a Roth? If I've done so, can I recharacterize it back into a traditional IRA or can I recharacterize it into an ordinary investment if my capital gains, say 250K, have made me ineligible to contribute to a traditional IRA?
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