I am a mess up. Hope someone can help me here. I converted everything in my traditional IRA ($30000) to Roth IRA (had nothing basically before conversion) at the end of 2005. I soon realize I am not qualified for the conversion due to income too high. So I recharacterized everythin in my roth IRA back to my traditional IRA (was $26000). After that, I contributed $4000 to my traditional IRA for year 2005 since I haven't contribute any money for year 2005. I am using my turbotax now. it asked me how much I 'contribute' to my roth and I said 30000. I am not sure if 'conversion' is considered 'contribution' though. and it also asked me a few other questions and how much i contribute to my traditional IRA whcih I said $4000. At the final step, turbotax said I contribute extra 4000 to traditional ira than I am supposed to !!!??? I am wondering if 'recharacterization' from roth to tradition ira is considered a kind of 'contribution'. If that's the case, the recharacterization I made is considered contribution and therefore I can't contribute 4000 any more, am I correct? In other words, the mistake I made to convert tradition to roth dis-qualified me from contribute to tradition ira for year 2005, is that right? I am so confused.
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