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Is the difference between deductible and non-deductible IRAs that deductible IRA contributions come from pre-tax dollars and non-deductible contributions come from post-tax dollars? If this is the case, then your contributions would already be from post-tax dollars and you would be taxed a second time on the same money when you withdraw from the IRA. This doesn't seem reasonable as I can't see the benefit of the non-deductible IRA. Can somebody straighten me out?
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