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I am planning on opening a roth ira for education purposes for
my daughter. Do the withdrawals (both the basis and the appreciation)
for education expenses classify as "qualified" withdrawals so that
i can avoid tax on the withdrawals for such purpose?. </i.

OK. We've got some misunderstanding to clear up first. You can't open a Roth for your child. What you do is open an Educational IRA for her.

See IRS Publication 590 at www.irs.gov

This year the limit on Ed IRA is $500. I think it's $2000 next year. The Ed IRA is like a Roth in that they are both after tax. The earnings are tax free if used for education. The contribution has been taxed and won't be again. You can open the Roth for yourself and also do the Ed IRA for your child. They don't count against each other.
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