I inherited an IRA from my spouse. Can I convert it to a Roth IRA?
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Q. My wife passed away in 2010 and I inherited her workplace IRA contributions. I received the disbursement check in 2011 and promptly created an inherited IRA. About a week ago, I asked the investment company if I could convert it to a Roth and they said no, but I feel they’re giving me the runaround. Can I convert it?— Considering optionsA. We’re sorry to hear about your wife.Unfortunately, the opportunity to convert the account has passed.When you received the funds, you could have established the account as your own. Instead, you created an inherited IRA, which has different rules.Only spo...


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