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Starting in 2010, taxpayers can convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA no matter how high the taxpayers’ income might be. However, this conversion is treated as a taxable event.
In addition, there is a new a provision permitting the deferral (and spreading the payment over two years) of tax arising from 2010 Roth IRA conversions (this provision only applies for 2010 conversions).
Income earned by funds within a Roth IRA is not currently taxed, and qualified distributions from Roth IRAs are not taxable. In general, qualified distributions are those taken after the taxpayer reaches age 59 1/2 and that satisfy a five-year holding period.