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So long as the account initially opened five years prior, one could, willy-nilly then then in future, withdraw contributions tax and penalty free, yes?
Even though not technically a qualified distribution, there would be no tax or penalty so long as the timing jibes (is it gibes?).


You don't have to wait 5 years to withdraw contributions. You can withdraw them at any time. The 5 year restriction is for conversions.
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