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Subject: Re: Roth or regular, help me out! Date: 7/21/2000 2:31 PM
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Unless I'm mistaken, when you do the roll over it will initially be much like a Traditional IRA(Although it may be rollable into a new 401k if this may be applicable), and THEN you convert it to a Roth and pay taxes for the conversion(Sorry no free lunch here).

I'd likely just do a rollover and then potentially run some numbers to see what tax-bill you'd have now if you converted versus not converting it. Also, there is the advantage of no mandatory withdrawals on a Roth that is nice, but again I don't know how much that would affect you.

JB
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