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August 2022

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Spousal IRAs: What You Need to Know

You may have joined the Great Resignation, maybe temporarily or maybe for good.


Or your non-working status might have nothing to do with the Great Resignation. For instance, you could be a stay-at-home parent.


In any case, as a spouse with no tax-defined earned income, you might want to continue saving for retirement in a tax-favored fashion by making contributions to a traditional or Roth IRA.


An IRA set up to receive contributions by a non-working spouse is known as a spousal IRA.


The working spouse can make IRA contributions to it too.


Here’s what you need to know about IRA contributions for married couples that include a non-working spouse.


Non-Working Spouse: Traditional Spousal IRA Contributions


For the 2022 tax year, you (the non-working spouse) can make a deductible contribution of up to $6,000, or up to $7,000 if you’ll be age 50 or older as of December 31, 2022, to a traditional spousal IRA set up in your name.1


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