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Greetings, Tahoekr, and welcome. You asked:

<<Does anyone know if spousal support "counts" as earned income for purposes of funding a regular or Roth IRA? Logic says "yes" since I must pay taxes, but I've been unable to get straight answer from banker or broker. Thanks in advance for answers.>>

It does if you are receiving taxable alimony or separate maintenance payments specified in a court-issued decree of divorce or separate maintenance. If those are not court-ordered payments, then they are not considered earned compensation for the purpose of IRA contributions.

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