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Subject:  Re: Earned Income for Roth Date:  2/12/2006  6:52 PM
Author:  TurkeyBreath Number:  49909 of 75340

...I received a W-2 statement for the $5000. Is this bonus considered earned income? Am I eligible to contribute $4500 for a 2005 Roth and $5000 for a 2006 Roth? ...

Yes, but why not into a Traditional IRA and deduct 100% from income tax?

TB
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