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Therein lies the problem right now with TaxAct. It 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.

My SEP contribution is always figured with the worksheet at my percentage, based on the bottom line of Schedule C as you said. I've always played by their rules on that.

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? That's entirely separate from this problem isn't it?

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