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Subject:  Re: Can U Convert < 100% of TradIRA to a Roth Date:  1/6/2000  6:01 PM
Author:  Chipsboss Number:  17449 of 75880

For Dr. C.

Yes U Can

According to http://invest-faq.com/articles/ret-plan-roth-ira.html

"If you convert only a portion of your IRA holdings to a Roth IRA, the IRS says that these withdrawals are considered to be taken ratably from each ordinary IRA account."

and

"Holders of ordinary IRA accounts will be permitted to convert their accounts to Roth IRA accounts if they meet certain criteria. First, there is a limit on MAGI of $100K for that individual in the year of the conversion, single or married. Second, taxpayers whose filing status is married filing separately may not convert their ordinary IRA accounts to Roth accounts.

That's the only reference I've been able to find that addresses your question directly and, as it happens, I was researching your question independently when you asked.

How will you decide what part of the IRA to convert?

Will you plan on converting some during each year of eligibility to convert or only once?

Regards,

Chips
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