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Thank you for your response. How could I possibly make that determination (i.e. tax now in comparison to tax in the future)?

You can't, with certainty--there's no way. Nevertheless, it is the primary factor in which type of investment plan is better for you, so it is something you need to make your best guess at. The conventional wisdom has been that people will be in a lower tax bracket after retirement, since they won't have a salary coming in. That should hold true, unless you accumulate or already have a hefty pile of investments to draw on.

Personally, I've hedged my bets by doing both.
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