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Greetings, gsummers, and welcome.

<<Is it permissible to convert less than the entire balance of a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA?

It seems that there could be advantage to doing this in '98 if converting the entire balance would create a significant tax burden.>>

Yes, that's possible. But in 1999 and later you won't get the advantage of spreading the burden over four years as you do in 1998. The approach might be beneficial, but I'd run the numbers first if I were you.

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