Spousal IRA Contributions

Spousal contributions are also allowed in an IRA if you are married and are filing a joint tax return. Spousal contributions occur when only one spouse has earned income and chooses to make the IRA contribution for the non-working spouse.

Spousal contributions may be deducted from the individual's modified adjusted gross income, which will allow the tax on these funds to be deferred.

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