@markspersonaltax If your K1 shows dividends as yo...
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Retirement tax questions

@markspersonaltax If your K1 shows dividends as your payment, then you can't consider this earned income.  This is the tax law.  The tax return will not recognize this is money paid for services, but rather investment income.  You would have to be paid a salary to have earned income. This may help you plan for 2018 and beyond.
Your question didn't indicate a Roth IRA contribution so my answer did not address this fully. You are correct in that the Roth IRA contribution starts to phase out between the income levels of > $118,000 but < $133,000 for single.
None of this is relevant if you don't have "earned income" for IRA purposes.
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