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Subject:  Re: putting stocks in Roth Date:  4/2/1999  2:16 PM
Author:  WilliamLipp Number:  9630 of 75772

hbogart Date: 4/2/99 12:53 PM Number: 9626
I suppose, of course, that I could sell them, pay the tax, and invest the $ in a Roth. But it would be nice if I could just throw them in the Roth itself

It would be nice. But it's also a rather extreme hope. The Roth allows you to put post-tax dollars into the account, grow it your whole life, and NEVER pay more taxes on it. Your hope is "Well, yeah, that's a cool offer and all, but do I really have to pay the smidgen of tax up front? I'm not a tax expert, but I'm pretty sure the answer is yes.
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