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[[Forgive me if this has been asked and answered before, but I didn't see it in the postings I looked

Thanks for checkin' back. We have discussed this in the past, but with the VAST number of posts here, it would have been hard to find. But again, thanks for lookin.

[[ Is is possible to convert a portion of a traditional IRA to a Roth this year and a portion in
subsequent years to avoid a large increase in taxes due in any one year?]]

Yup. Sure. As long as your AGI qualifies you to make the conversion.

Just remember that for conversions taking place in 1999 or later, you DO NOT have the option of spreading the conversion income over a 4 year period.

We discussed this issue in a bit more detail in the series of Roth IRA posts in the Taxes FAQ area. You might want to check it out.

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