Welcome back! Ask questions, get answers, and join our large community of tax professionals.
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

How do you enter a "back-to-back" ROTH IRA transaction into ProSeries?

Highlighted
Level 1

Client opens a non-deductible traditional IRA then next day he converts to a ROTH. How do you enter these so the 8606 is created to show it as a non-table event?

Labels (1)
0 Cheers
1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
Highlighted
Level 8

You will enter in the contribution on the IRA contribution worksheet as a contribution to a Regular IRA.  They will then receive a1099-R with a code 2 for the amount rolled over.  You enter that on the 1099-R worksheet.

You will then click the box on line B-5 that shows they rolled the full amount over to a Roth IRA.

Dusty Ernie

View solution in original post

3 Replies 3
Highlighted
Level 8

You will enter in the contribution on the IRA contribution worksheet as a contribution to a Regular IRA.  They will then receive a1099-R with a code 2 for the amount rolled over.  You enter that on the 1099-R worksheet.

You will then click the box on line B-5 that shows they rolled the full amount over to a Roth IRA.

Dusty Ernie

View solution in original post

Highlighted
Level 1

I clicked on B5 in 2020 Proseries, back-door IRA recharacterized to Roth, does not work. meaning the tax liability still there.  Please advise.

 

0 Cheers
Highlighted
Level 12

@dtran 

it's not "recharacterized."

It's a "Back Door Rollover." Basically a type of conversion, from Basis (nondeductible Traditional IRA) to Roth (which is always nondeductible).

And your client has to have No Other Basis in any Traditional IRA or tax deferred account, for this to work. Otherwise, you have a regular conversion with a taxable percentage.

*******************************
"Level Up" is a gaming function, not a real life function.