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Subject:  Re: Retirement Planning Date:  9/26/2019  5:12 PM
Author:  vkg Number:  129599 of 130141

vkg,

You wrote, When calculating a ROTH conversion, it is necessary to consider lost investment gains on the taxes paid.

Why?

I thought multiplication was associative. Only the effective rate paid should matter.

- Joel


If taxes weren't paid then the funds would be available to invest. Estimated future effective tax rates is probably different from current effective tax rate.
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