|IRA Eligibility Flowchart: 2017
|IRA Eligibility Flowchart: 2017|
Choose from the following selections if your federal income
tax filing status is:
What you need to know before
Married couples should evaluate their options
independently. Use this flow chart twice--once for you
and once for your spouse.
You can't contribute to a traditional IRA
once you've reached age 70½ (there is no age cutoff
for Roth IRAs).
The total amount that you as an individual can
contribute to either a traditional or Roth IRA is limited
to the lesser of $5,500 ($6,500, if 50 or older) or 100 percent of
your earned income for the year. (The annual IRA limits don't apply
to rollover contributions or repayments of qualified hurricane distributions
and qualified reservist distributions.)
There is often no reason to make nondeductible
traditional IRA contributions when you qualify to fund a
Roth IRA. However, the choice between funding a Roth IRA
or making deductible contributions to a traditional IRA
depends on your particular circumstances.
Spousal IRA: If you are married and file a joint
return, and either you or your spouse has less than
$5,500 in earned income, special rules apply.
The choices available to you depend in large part on your
modified adjusted gross income for the year.
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