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TaxAct gives no explanation for the reduced deduction availability. Only a box that says your maximum contribution is___. I wish I could figure out where they're getting that, and then I'd know where to go back to and check.

Is that number 20% of (1040 line 12 - line 27)? It should be, assuming there's only one Schedule C on the return. Also, exactly when and where where are you seeing that message? I just did a test entry that was more than the limit and all I got was an alert telling me to make sure I wasn't exceeding the limit.

In 2010 I did make a partial Roth conversion from a traditional IRA that had never contained non-deductible contributions. That should NOT have any effect though, should it?

No.

And last, would a husband drawing a pension (and having earned income) be an issue?

No.

Phil
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