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Spousal IRA

Spousal IRAs allow married couples who file taxes jointly to contribute to a nonworking spouse’s retirement. This allows a spouse with little or no earned income to qualify for an IRA in his or her own name. The working spouse would need to have sufficient earned income to fund both IRAs. Contributions for a spousal IRA can be made to either a traditional or a Roth IRA.

Learn more about income limits and eligibility requirements for traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs.


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