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Subject:  Roth conversion - 4yr spread Date:  2/6/2000  2:03 PM
Author:  ajmcnulty Number:  27468 of 121144

I converted my $16k IRA to a Roth IRA in December 1998. I elected to spread out the reported income over 4 equal annual tax payments. I made the first payment on $4k on my '98 taxes.

This year, due to a military deployment overseas, my reported taxable income is only ~$15k. Is there any way to include my final 3 payments of $4k each (total $12k) to my 1999 taxes, thus taking advantage of my unusually low income for the past year? I was thinking maybe I could convert Roth IRA to a conventional IRA then back to a Roth IRA- would that work, or is there another way?

Thanks,

Drew
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