The Roth IRA contribution limits are:
|Year||49 And Under||50 And Over|
As you can see, if you’re over 50 then you’re given a “catch-up” contribution.
The income phaseout schedule is based on your modified adjusted gross income, which is your income minus some deductions. The income phaseout schedule is:
|Filing Status||Income Floor||Income Ceiling|
|Single, Head of Household||$95,000||$110,000|
|Married Filing Separately||$0||$10,000|
|Married Filing Jointly||$150,000||$160,000|
The phaseout is linear, so if you are single then at $95,000 then you could contribute $4,000 in 2006. If you made $110,000 then your contribution is $0. If you made $100,000, then your contribution would be limited to $1333.33.
One little known fact: If you’re under the income ceiling, your phaseout’s minimum contribution is $200. So, if your MAGI were $109,999, your contribution limit is $200, not some miniscule proportionate number.
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What if you put in $4k at the beginning of 2007, but at the end of the year you’ve gone over the income limit? What do you do? Take it out? What about the earnings on the money?
You can reclassify a portion of it to a Traditional IRA or withdraw it and pay some penalties, I recommend reclassifying it.
If I make less than 110K and contribute to a 403B, can I still contribute to a Roth?
It depends on how high your AGI is…
Can I contribute to my existing roth ira(now) for the year 2008?
No you can’t contribute for the future
Can I contribute to both a Traditional IRA and a 401K, and would the limits be different?