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TMFTaxes writes (in part):

Bob[CPA] was right on the money, Jack.

I reply:

Roy, this is what you say in the December 31, 1998, Tax feature:

"Under the IRS ordering rules, you are allowed to remove your original contributions at any time without tax or penalty. In addition, after you have waited at least five tax years, you are able to withdraw your original conversion amounts without taxes or penalties. It's only when you get to the earnings generated by the original contributions and conversions that you will have a tax and/or penalty problem" (emphasis added).

That's not what BobCPA said. Ten thwacks with a wet noodle, my friend. --Bob
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