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My mother is 62 years old with an income from social security and supplimented with a small pension from
her former employer. She also has a part time job selling perfume at department stores.

My questions are:
1)Since she does have an income, can I give her a gift of $2000 and start a Roth IRA for her?
2)If she makes less that $2000 in her part time job, say $1500 for the year 1999, am I limited to only giving that amount to the Roth?
3)Do the SS income and pension income have any impact upon the aforementioned issues?

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