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Greetings, Regulator, and welcome. You wrote:

Seems I read somewhere that if you made your full contribution to a traditional IRA earlier this year and would now like to set up a Roth IRA, you can w/d that contribution and start a Roth w/o any penalty.

My father made his 2K contrib at the beginning of this year, but now thinks the benefits of a Roth as a supplement to his Trad. IRA might serve him better. Can he undo this before the end of 98? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

What you read about was a means to undo the conversion of a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA by transferring the money in the Roth back into a traditional IRA prior to April 15 of the year following the conversion. The easiest way for your father to set up a Roth IRA now is simply to convert the one he established to a Roth IRA.

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