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Author: kwehr Two stars, 250 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 120806  
Subject: SEP-IRA/ROTH - NO CASH Date: 2/16/2000 8:37 AM
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WARNING THIS MAY BE LONG WINDED!!

I need to add $2000 to my ROTH and Approx $10000 to my SEP-IRA. Of course I do not have the cash on hand it is all tied up in stocks.

NOTE- My transactions fees for the following are going to be a total of $80 so I will not get hit hard there.

Since one must put cash in IRA's I need to sell stocks. This could end up being OK.

I have a few stocks that I have a loss on. If I sell them and then buy them back in my ROTH and SEP I in turn will be reducing my taxable income for the year because of the loss. Then, when my ROTH goes back up I will not be taxed on the income.

In the SEP I will not be taxed on the income until I pull it out.

It appears to me as long as I buy back at the same price or lower than I sell this should all be a wash(besides the transactions fees of $80)

Anyone find any flaws in my logic.


Thanks
KW
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