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How do I determine the total amount and composition of a Roth IRA in-kind re-characterization?

I have to re-characterize all of my 2015 Roth IRA contributions. I made contributions throughout the year. I've used the contributions from this year and previous years to buy various stocks. I ...
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If I contribute to a Roth IRA and then end up exceeding the income limit, can I withdraw without extra taxes or penalties?

Let's say I contribute to a Roth IRA, and then my income ends up being higher than I expected for the year, above the IRS limits for Roth IRA contributions. I know I can recharacterize to a ...
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Can an IRA recharacterization be unrecharacterized?

Here's what happened: I made the maximum contribution to a Roth IRA this year. I thought about how my marginal tax rate now is a lot higher than I expect it to be in retirement, so I decided a ...
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Can you recharacterize an IRA distribution?

It is possible to recharacterize an IRA contribution, for example, by moving money contributed/converted to a Roth IRA account into a Traditional IRA account. Is it possible to "recharacterize" a ...
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Roth IRA recharacterization, earnings, and conversions

The way I see it, a Roth IRA has 3 implicit buckets of money withdrawn in this order (with the big "conversions" bucket actually being a large number of smaller buckets): Contributions Conversions ...
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How to file form 8606 when doing a recharacterization followed by conversion?

I made a $5500 contribution to my Roth IRA in 2015 (T1). Later I recharacterized this contribution. The market had gone down and I only got $5090 in my TIRA when the recharacterization happened ...
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Can IRA contributions be recharacterized multiple times

Are there limitations on recharacterizing (not converting) IRA contributions such that you could not re-characterize a contribution multiple times? Recharacterized an Roth IRA to a traditional IRA, ...
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What rules are there for re-characterizing IRA contributions for current tax year?

I have contributed $5,500 to a Roth IRA for tax year 2014. My income is variable due to a variety of factors throughout this year, so I do not know whether my income will be within the limits for ...
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Requested to recharacterize 2013 IRA contributions. Broker insists I fill out a “Conversion” form. Is this normal?

After getting some good answers to my earlier question, and doing some of my own research, I asked my broker to help me recharacterize my 2013 Traditional IRA contributions as Roth contributions. ...
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Conflicting information about late recharacterizing of excess contributions

Say someone contributed more than they were allowed to for a Roth IRA in Year 1 (therefore, there was an excess contribution). Can they still re-characterize that contribution to a Traditional IRA ...
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Recharacterizing a Roth IRA contribution made in 2010?

In 2010 I rollovered money from a 401(k) to a Roth IRA. At the time, I chose to defer the taxable income to 2011 and 2012. However, I am now just learning about recharacterization. Is it too late for ...
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How do I recharacterize Traditional IRA contribution to Roth that was converted to Roth?

What forms do I fill out for my broker to recharacterize my 2010 Traditional IRA contribution that was in my traditional IRA that I completely converted to a Roth IRA in 2010 right after the above ...
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How can I back out excess IRA contributions when my IRA has a zero balance?

I accidentally over contributed $25 to my traditional IRA last year giving a total non-deductible contribution of $5025. This was then converted along with all my traditional IRAs into Roth IRAs in ...
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What do I do with excess contribution to traditional IRA that was converted to a Roth IRA?

I accidentally over contributed $25 to my traditional IRA last year giving a total non-deductible contribution of $5025. This was then converted along with all my traditional IRAs into Roth IRAs in ...
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Can you recharacterize a Roth 401(k) contribution?

I understand that you can recharacterize Roth IRA contributions back into traditional IRA contributions by the next April 15, if you change your mind and decide it would make sense. Then you won't owe ...