In 2017 I converted $10,000 from my IRA to a Roth IRA, as shown on 1099-R. Later in the year I recharacterized $9000 back to the IRA, as shown on second 1099-R. The Roth had increased in value and before the transfer was worth $11,000. After the transfer the balance was $2000, as shown on Form 5498. When filling out the 1099-R forms on TT do I just fill in the amounts as shown on the forms? Do the 1099-R forms take into account that this was a partial recharacterization and the Roth had increased in value? TT does ask when filling out the conversion 1099-R how much of the original amount was not recharacterized back into the IRA. How is this calculated? Is it $10,000-$9000=$1000 or is it the closing balance of $2000 or a more complex calculation? This of course is the key number as it is the amount one pays taxes on. Does TT have a worksheet for partial recharacterizations? I am using round numbers for simplicity.
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My house has 2000 square feet of living area, as reported on appraisals and property tax records. It also has a 1000 square foot completely finished basement (three walls above ground, air conditioning, carpet, internet, alarm, etc.) that I use exclusively as my office for me and my two employees. The basement is about 6 inches not tall enough to qualify as living area. What is the correct way to determine the square footage for a home office deduction? Is it just 33.3% (1000/3000), even though the office is a basement?
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