A Roth IRA is an IRA that, except as explained below, is subject to the rules that apply to a traditional IRA.
You cannot deduct contributions to a Roth IRA.
- If you satisfy the requirements, qualified distributions are tax-free.
- You can make contributions to your Roth IRA after you reach age 70 ½.
- You can leave amounts in your Roth IRA as long as you live.
- The account or annuity must be designated as a Roth IRA when it is set up.
- The same combined contribution limit applies to all of your Roth and traditional IRAs.
Limits on Roth IRA contributions based on modified AGI
Your Roth IRA Contributions might be limited based on your filing status and income.
2018 rates remain unchanged from 2017.
- Details about Roth IRAs are contained in Publication 590-A, Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) and Publication 590-B, Distributions from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) and include:
- Setting up your Roth IRA;
- Contributions to your Roth IRA; and
- Distributions (withdrawals) from your Roth IRA.
- Differences Between Roth IRAs and Designated Roth Accounts
- Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)