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Roth IRA income limits: Your compensation counts

There are no income limits for a traditional IRA, but how much you earn has a direct bearing on how much you can contribute to a Roth IRA.
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Is your income OK for a Roth IRA?

Whether or not you can make the maximum Roth IRA contribution (for 2022 $6,000 annually, or $7,000 if you're age 50 or older) depends on your tax filing status and your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI).

Your contribution can be reduced or "phased out" as your MAGI approaches the upper limits of the applicable phase-out ranges listed below.

Roth IRA phase-out ranges

Filing status 2021 income range 2022 income range
Single $125,000–$140,000 $129,000–$144,000
Married, filing jointly $198,000–$208,000 $204,000–$214,000
Married, filing separately* $0–$10,000 $0–$10,000

Filing status

Single

2021 income range

$125,000–$140,000

2022 income range

$129,000–$144,000


Filing status

Married, filing jointly

2021 income range

$196,000–$208,000

2022 income range

$204,000–$214,000


Filing status

Married, filing separately*

2021 income range

$0–$10,000

2022 income range

$0–$10,000

If your income qualifies

Your next step is to determine how much you can contribute, based on your level of income.

Visit irs.gov for phase-out details on how to calculate your contribution limit:

Visit irs.gov for phase-out details on how to calculate your contribution limit:

SELF-EMPLOYED OR OWN A SMALL BUSINESS?

You may be able to save even more with a SEP-IRA or SIMPLE IRA.

Learn more about our small-business retirement plans

If your income doesn't qualify

If you still want to open a Roth IRA, a "backdoor" path could be your solution.

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*If you and your spouse didn't live together during the taxable year, your filing status will be viewed as "single" for Roth IRA contribution purposes.

You may wish to consult a tax advisor about your situation.

When taking withdrawals from an IRA before age 59½, you may have to pay ordinary income tax plus a 10% federal penalty tax.