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If he did his tax with tax software I would be surprised if he able to do the Roth contribution if he was not eligible without at least getting a big warning that he would have to override.

Roth contributions aren't reported anywhere on the return unless you claim the Retirement Saver's Credit, which he wouldn't qualify for because it phases out for single filers at a ridiculously low AGI. If I already know I can't make the contribution because of my income level, why tell software?

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