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oneplez wrote:
<<If you take money from another investment (I assume it is invested. Who has money sitting around,
not doing anything?) to pay the roll-over tax, you loose the dividends, interest etc. from that
investment.>>

In addition, if that investment has appreciation (hopefully a lot), you will need to pay capital gain and state tax on the sale of that investment in order to pay the Roth tax. Roth conversion seems to defeat the basics of IRA, ie tax deferral.
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