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This answer is helpful but when I tried to follow the steps, I never found a place to enter an explanation. Did I take a wrong turn somewhere? EDIT: I went through the steps again and this time a place for an explanation came up. I think I'm OK now. Thanks so much!
The contributions I made prior to 1983 were after tax. So I would like to file the 8606 so I don't have to pay taxes on them again. I don't know how to file it - none of the instructions seem to apply to that situation.