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Should I convert my IRA into a Roth IRA?

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Converting a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA may help you take advantage of future tax-free earnings. While you may pay tax on part of the amount you convert, your tax-free potential is maximized if you pay it from your income or savings, not your IRA. For 2010 conversions, you can report half the taxable income in 2011 and half in 2012, or the full amount in 2010. After 2010, you must report the full amount in the current taxable year.


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