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Subject: Re: Hate Form 8606 Calculations Date: 4/14/2013 5:28 PM
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RatioFool,

I'd like to think my analysis actually concluded that it was better to keep tax-deferred and non tax-deferred savings in separate accounts. (No Form 8606, for instance.)

Not sure what you mean here.

Tax-deferred will be in the trad IRA. Non tax-deferred will be in a taxable account.

If you are speaking only of contributions, taking the deduction or not, you need to understand all traditional accounts for an individual are treated as a whole for calculations on the 8606. Splitting pre-tax and post-tax contributions between two separate traditional IRAs does not make a difference.

Gene
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