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Subject: Re: Expatriot IRA Question Date: 2/10/2001 7:59 AM
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Sorry to give you a scare, you may still be right & I may just be creating a distinction that doesn't exist. When I said "hazy knowledge" earlier, I'm referring to when I posted such a question to irahelp.com, and the answer I got back, if I remember right, was that it had to be U.S.-earned. Unfortunately irahelp.com only keeps archives for up to 2 months, so I can't go back to my question and the answer.

So I'm with you there, I'll have to go slog through Pub 54 or 590 myself. But it seems to me Pub 54 wouldn't have a reference to IRAs on p. 29 if it didn't mean to imply that at least it's possible to make such a contribution, even though the income is foreign-earned.

If you find out anything, share the knowledge. Could be there's yet one more way for me to optimize my taxes for this year!

Thanks,
YvesManoover
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