Multiple IRA conversions to Roth IRA
Taxpayer is not eligible for Roth IRA due to income limits. Can taxpayer make non-deductible contribution to regular IRA and then covert to Roth IRA (Answer -yes). My question is, can taxpayer do this every year?
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Patrick O'Hara , EA
Yes, in theory the taxpayer can put money in a traditional IRA each year and then convert it to a Roth IRA later. This is a loophole that was created in 2010. The catch here though, is if the taxpayer has deductible IRAs also, the conversion is subject to a "pro rata rule" which accounts for all IRA assets. This could be very costly, especially for people who may have rolled over a 401(k) into an IRA. Here is a link to a great recent article that describes this process well. I suspect that this loophole may be closed in the future. Good luck.Leave a Comment 437 weeks ago