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Subject:  Re: Roth conversion timing Date:  3/30/1999  1:14 PM
Author:  edcosoft Number:  13260 of 121180

ContentedMom wrote If a traditional IRA is converted to a Roth IRA before the
April 15, 1999 tax deadline can the conversion be taxed in the
1998 tax year? My son will be in a higher tax bracket in 1999
and would prefer to pay all the tax on the conversion with his
1998 taxes.


No. taxation must be in calander year of conversion. Also, you missed the chance to average the income over 4 years and hence spread the tax.
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