Another feature of the Roth IRA is that there are no required minimum distributions that must begin at age 70½, as is the case with Traditional IRAs. There are no age limits for contributions as long as the eligibility requirements are met.
In order to contribute to a Roth IRA, the contributor (or spouse if married and filing a joint return) must have earned income, equal or greater than, the contribution amount. If contributions are made to both a Roth and Traditional IRA, the maximum contribution to the Roth is reduced by the amount contributed to the Traditional IRA. Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) cannot exceed the following limits:
Roth IRA Contribution MAGI Ranges
2016 Roth IRA Eligibility MAGI Ranges
Active participation status in an employer's retirement plan does not affect whether or not a contribution can be made to a Roth IRA. Both active participants and non-active participants are eligible for Roth IRA contributions as long as they meet the earned income and MAGI requirements. Active participant status only affects Traditional IRA deductibility.
Contribution amounts and catch-up contribution amounts will increase annually as follows:
Retirement is coming, and as a smart saver, you have been preparing for it. After all your years of planning, be sure to continue making the correct decisions now to assure a secure retirement later. As the time draws near, it is important to understand the rules regarding rollovers, transfers and aggregations of required minimum distributions (RMDs). Review this information to help clarify any questions you may have, then before completing any rollover transaction, you may wish to speak with a competent tax advisor. Read more
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