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To respond to the original post, I'm not sure why you'd ever want to do this. If your income is high enough to worry about tax deductions, surely you can save $3K for your IRA.

Even if you couldn't, you're taking $3K which you'll never have to pay taxes on to fund an IRA which will one day be taxable. $3K in a Roth is worth $4-6K in a TIRA, depending on your retirement tax bracket.

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