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In your situation you may want to look into keeping it in the regular IRA unless you are planning to hold it in the roth for awhile without distributions. That way the tax can be spread over many years. Run the numbers and see. If you were not so close to retirement the Roth is the better deal, when you are within five years or so, it may not be depending on your situation. You may withdraw from a traditional ira at 59 1/2 as well.
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