Tax Tip of the Day: 2011 Reporting for 2010 Conversions to Roth IRA

Taxpayers who convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA must include the amount transferred in their gross income and pay tax accordingly. For the 2010 tax year, the IRS created special rules enabling taxpayers to convert their traditional IRAs to Roth IRAs with minimal tax liability. Generally, these taxpayers were required to report half of the transferred income on their 2011 return and half on their 2012 return (unless the taxpayer elected to report the income in 2010). Now that the 2012 filing season is upon us, taxpayers who elected to take advantage of this benefit must remember to report the first half of their converted IRA funds on their returns.

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