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petresjim
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I receive two municipal pensions in Michigan and I still work. Is there an advantage to say that "yes" I contributed pension money to the Roth as opposed to saying "no" and having the money to the Roth was from my wages?

I also contribute to my wife's Roth.  There is no direct roll over.  The pension payments and wages to into the same bank account and the Roth is a automatic payment each month.
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MiriamF
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I receive two municipal pensions in Michigan and I still work. Is there an advantage to say that "yes" I contributed pension money to the Roth as opposed to saying "no" and having the money to the Roth was from my wages?

Yes, there is a disadvantage to claiming that you are contributing your pension money to a Roth.

You are only allowed to contribute earned income to a retirement account. You may not contribute unearned income, such as from a pension.

As long as you have earned income, you may continue contributing to both your and your wife's IRAs, up to the contribution limit or the amount of your earned income, whichever is smaller. Once you stop working, you will no longer be able to contribute.

You can contribute to a traditional IRA if you are under age 70 1/2 or at any age for a Roth. Certain other limits apply.

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MiriamF
Intuit Alumni

I receive two municipal pensions in Michigan and I still work. Is there an advantage to say that "yes" I contributed pension money to the Roth as opposed to saying "no" and having the money to the Roth was from my wages?

Yes, there is a disadvantage to claiming that you are contributing your pension money to a Roth.

You are only allowed to contribute earned income to a retirement account. You may not contribute unearned income, such as from a pension.

As long as you have earned income, you may continue contributing to both your and your wife's IRAs, up to the contribution limit or the amount of your earned income, whichever is smaller. Once you stop working, you will no longer be able to contribute.

You can contribute to a traditional IRA if you are under age 70 1/2 or at any age for a Roth. Certain other limits apply.

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