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rick55441
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Can we both contribute to an retirement plan if I am retired, and my wife is self employed and we're filing a join return.

I know my wife being self employed can contribute, but I am asking if we both can contribute.  My income comes from Social Security and width-draw from our retirement  plan.

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KittyM
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Can we both contribute to an retirement plan if I am retired, and my wife is self employed and we're filing a join return.

Unfortunately, you must have earned income (wages or self-employment income) to contribute to a retirement plan.  

However, you may qualify for a "spousal IRA".  Please see this article for more information:  Can I contribute to a Spousal IRA

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KittyM
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Can we both contribute to an retirement plan if I am retired, and my wife is self employed and we're filing a join return.

Please see my updated answer regarding Spousal IRA's.  There are age limits on contributions as well.
KittyM
Level 2

Can we both contribute to an retirement plan if I am retired, and my wife is self employed and we're filing a join return.

Unfortunately, you must have earned income (wages or self-employment income) to contribute to a retirement plan.  

However, you may qualify for a "spousal IRA".  Please see this article for more information:  Can I contribute to a Spousal IRA

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