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>Briefly, you certainly CAN rollover your prior 401k >into a regular IRA rollover, and invest in any
>legal and appropriate vehicles (such as stock).

I also have a 401k from a previous employer and am considering rolling it over into a Roth IRA. My question is about how I calculate the total taxes (income and capital gain) I will owe when I do the roll-over. I'm in the 28% tax bracket.

For the income tax portion do I just multiply my (pre-tax contributions + employer matching) by 0.28.

And for the capital gain portion do I subtract my (pre-tax contributions + employer matching) from my total portfolio value and multiply that by 0.28.

And then add these two together to get to the total taxes owed for this rollover.

Does this sound correct?

Thanks!
Dave

P.S. I looked in the FAQ and didn't see any mention of these specifics, so if this has been discussed before I apologize.
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