January 20, 2012
Ronald Finkelstein, Tax & Business Services Partner, Quoted in Forbes article "The Serial Backdoor Roth, A Tax-Free Retirement Kitty"
By Ashlea Ebeling
So when might it make sense to skip this whole exercise? Ronald Finkelstein, a CPA and lawyer with Marcum in Melville, N.Y., said he personally makes nondeductible IRA contributions each year and has considered doing a Roth conversion but passed because he has accumulated a large sum in a traditional IRA he opened 30 years ago when he had a newspaper route. Plus, he may retire to Florida, so paying the New York state tax bite wouldn’t make sense. “You have to do the calculations,” he warns.