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Luckily, the deadline is NOT in the past. You have until April 15, 1999 to open a ROTH, which only became effective from tax year 1998 onwards. This date applies to a new contributory ROTH account, into which you may deposit a maximum of $2000. I am not a 100% sure about the rollover into a ROTH. The deadline for that MAY BE December 31, 1998.
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