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Thanks to all of you that helped me out. I also posted to msn.moneycentral.general and got a reference IRS Pub 590.

The following is a quote from IRS pub. 590, Chapter 3, Contribution Limits. I thought I'ld post it here for all to see.

"Broker's commissions. Broker's commissions that you paid in connection with your IRA are subject to the contribution limit and are not deductible as a miscellaneous deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040).

Trustee's fees. Trustee's administrative fees are not subject to the contribution limit. Trustee's administrative fees that are billed separately and paid by you in connection with your IRA are deductible. They are deductible (if they are ordinary and necessary) as a miscellaneous deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). The deduction is subject to the 2% of adjusted gross income limit."

Thanks again, especially TMFTaxes.

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