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I send in an application to convert my traditional IRA to a Roth IRA account in December 1998 but my brokerage due to an overload of these applications did not get mine processed and recorded in 1998. Can I do a tax payment of the converted amount over a four year period based on the submittal date of my application or do I now lose this option because the conversion was not processed and recorded in 1998 by my brokerage?

Thank you in advance for your comments.
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