Some people believe there is a lost opportunity cost by doing a Roth conversion—that the funds used to pay the conversion tax could have been otherwise invested, and that investment return opportunity is lost.
False: It’s all about the tax rates
There is NO opportunity cost in terms of lost investment gains if the tax rates are the same both at conversion and later at distribution. Let’s look at the math:
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