The TCJA prohibits undoing 2018 Roth IRA conversions, but 2017 conversions are still eligible

The TCJA prohibits undoing 2018 Roth IRA conversions, but 2017 conversions are still eligibleConverting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA can provide tax-free growth and tax-free withdrawals in retirement. But what if you convert your traditional IRA — subject to income taxes on all earnings and deductible contributions — and then discover you would have been better off if you hadn’t converted it?

Yes, you can undo a Roth IRA conversion

Yes, you can undo a Roth IRA conversionConverting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA can provide tax-free growth and the ability to withdraw funds tax-free in retirement. But what if you convert a traditional IRA — subject to income taxes on all earnings and deductible contributions — and then discover that you would have been better off if you hadn’t converted it? Fortunately, it’s possible to undo a Roth IRA conversion, using a “recharacterization.”