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Subject:  Re: Diff between 401K,regular IRA, brokerage acc Date:  4/1/2008  9:59 AM
Author:  aj485 Number:  62085 of 75383

My point was to keep all after tax IRA contributions in a separate account so tracking after tax contributions is simple rather than trying to track them if mixed in with a pre tax IRA. That is an accounting nightmare.

Assuming that you properly follow the IRS procedures and file a form 8606, tracking after-tax contributions is no different whether they are in a separate IRA account or not. The amount of work is the same in either case.

AJ
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