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Subject:  IRA/Roth IRA conversion question: Date:  2/4/2013  3:24 PM
Author:  JimA759s Number:  117624 of 127513

I have a Trad IRA and a Roth IRA (only one of each) and both have been in existence for over 5 years. I am over 60. I also have a company 401K to which I am still making contributions; and our plan allows me to move money from my 401k to the Traditional IRA and I did move some in 2012. I am also making a full Roth IRA contribution of $6500 in 2013 and had made a full $6000 Roth contribution in 2012.

My question is: I want to convert (and pay the taxes on the converted amount) a specific dollar amount from my Traditional IRA to my Roth IRA. If I do convert some funds will that impact my rights or ability to withdraw monies from the ROTH IRA? I am not planning on making any withdrawals from either IRA; but I don't want to be surprised by some 'Gotcha' if a financial emergency were to present itself latter in the year.

Any thoughts appreciated,

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