You have three options when converting your initial traditional IRA contribution to a Roth account. You will select the best option for you with your financial institution.
- Rollover- To complete a rollover, you withdraw the funds from your traditional IRA and then contribute it to a Roth IRA within 60 days of taking the distribution.
- Trustee to trustee transfer- You tell the financial institution that holds your traditional IRA assets to transfer the amount directly to the financial institution of your Roth account.
- Same trustee transfer- If your Roth IRA is managed by the same financial institution as your traditional IRA, you can ask them to complete a transfer from traditional IRA to a Roth.