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Subject:  Re: AGI Date:  12/29/1999  10:35 PM
Author:  Bob78164 Number:  17080 of 75642

rem50 writes (in part):

Do dividends, interest and cap gains qualify as AGI with respect to funding my Roth.

I reply:

Yes and no. You must have earned income (not investment income) to "support" a Roth IRA contribution. But all income (other than income derived from the conversion of a traditional IRA to a Roth) is considered when determining the eligibility ceiling. --Bob
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