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I had someone do my taxes this year. I put $5500 into a traditional IRA and converted it to a Roth. I did this because my wife and I are currently filing as "married filing separately" which essentially eliminates Roth contributions without doing the IRA to Roth conversion method.

The tax preparer put the distribution on line 15b which is then added to my total income on line 22. It seems like this would result in double taxation. The money I put into the IRA was for tax year 2015 and was money I earned in 2015. I simply use the IRA as the go between to get to the Roth and since I did not take a deduction for the money put into the IRA, why should I be taxed on it again? It's post tax money put into my IRA converted to a Roth and no deduction was taken on any money put into the IRA.

Any help?


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