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"Can one sell funds/stocks within an IRA without having to pay taxes? Thanks. "

Yes, you can make all the fund switches within an IRA you like without incurring any taxes. If you switch into and out of the same fund frequently, the fund company thinks you are market timing and becomes quite distressed about it--but there is no tax consequence. If you make just a few switches a year, and surely if you hold for several years and then make a switch, no problem at all!

Best wishes, Chris
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