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And yet the end result is the very same,
Except it isn't the same thing as a backdoor Roth IRA contribution.

When I'm doing a "Backdoor Roth contribution" it's basically like I'm contributing directly to a Roth - just it takes a 2-step process. Hence the name "backdoor" because it's almost identical result but different method. (The result being that I add aftertax money from my checking account (or wherever) to my Roth IRA.)

When someone does a conversion from a traditional 401k to Roth IRA (even if it steps through traditional IRA) - it isn't like a Roth contribution. It's a normal conversion - including paying taxes on the amount you take out of the traditional 401k.

I think this is like pointing at a toad and saying "it's a frog" - they're kind of similar, but they're not the same thing. And if you're calling it by the wrong name, you shouldn't be surprised if someone corrects you.
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