Roth IRA income limits are something that you will need to consider before deciding to open a Roth IRA. The Roth IRA can be a very valuable investment tool to fund your retirement. However, if you do not meet the income qualifications, you will not be able to take advantage of it. Here are the basics of income limits on Roth IRAs.

Roth IRA Income Limits

In order to qualify for a Roth IRA, you have to make a certain amount of money, depending on your tax filing status. If you are an individual, you have to make less than $105,000 to contribute fully to a Roth IRA. If you are a married couple filing jointly, you have to make less than $166,000 in order to contribute fully to a Roth IRA. 

Phase Out

After these income limits, there is a phase out range that allows you to make partial contributions. If you are single and make between $105,000 and $120,000, then you can make a partial contribution to a Roth IRA. If you are married and file your taxes jointly, you can make between $166,000 and $176,000, in order to make a partial contribution.

Once you go past $120,000 as an individual or $176,000 as a couple, you can not contribute to a Roth IRA at all.  

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