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Subject: Re: Rollover from IRA to Roth tax question Date: 9/22/2001 12:36 AM
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I would like to rollover my IRA to a Roth IRA.

No, this is a conversion from IRA to Roth IRA.

As I understand this proccess, I will have to sell the stocks in the IRA (2K of NOK @ $27.22) and then open the Roth IRA and pay the Taxes owed.

No. You would have the IRA/Roth IRA custodian convert the IRA to Roth IRA, and the amount of taxes owed would be based on the fair market value of the stocks converted. If any of the money in the IRA is after-tax money, that amount of money won't be taxed for the conversion. There is no $2K limit on a conversion, but you must meet the AGI limitation for a conversion. Also, you will have to pay income taxes on the converted amount from other money (such as wages or savings), not from the IRA or from the Roth IRA.

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