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Situation: My mother has an 20 year old IRA account that she has no records for. She made both deductible and nondeductible contributions to her IRA from about 1980 to 1986. She rolled over the account in 1991.

Problem: She did not report her non-deductible contributions with her income taxes. She has no idea how much she contributed in which years and a succession of banks holding the IRA were bought out and disappeared years ago.

Question: Is there any way to avoid paying taxes on the original non-deductible contributions she made?
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