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Subject:  Re: 401k max and and Roth Date:  5/4/2013  11:24 AM
Author:  Gingko100 Number:  72184 of 88500

Yes, and no - you can't convert that particular Roth as a stand-alone item. You convert it based on % of that Roth to your total IRA portfolio and have to pay tax on the gain based on total portfolio gain, and % of total portfolio you are converting.

If you are converting 100% of your IRAs, it's easy. If less than 100% of your total IRAs, it gets tricky. I've been doing it the past few years, and it's fairly complex unless you do it all in one fell swoop.
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