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IRA Rollovers and Inherited IRAs: Today's Slott Report Mailbag

Question: According to the IRS website: Beginning in 2015, you can make only one rollover from an IRA to another (or the same) IRA in any 12-month period, regardless of the number of IRAs you own (Announcement 2014-15 and Announcement 2014-32). The limit will apply by aggregating all of an individual’s IRAs. Trustee-to-trustee transfers between IRAs are not limited. Rollovers from traditional to Roth IRAs ("conversions") are not limited. If I am reading this correctly, we can "roll over" (hand carry checks) for multiple IRA accounts, as long as we are rolling over funds to a Roth IRA. Is that correct? Thank you, Shirley Answer: Hi Shirley, The once-per-year rollover rule causes a lot of confusion. You can only do one 60-day rollover between IRAs of the same type in a 365-day period. This rule applies to your traditional and Roth IRAs in the aggregate. Read More

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