1. Dear Liz,
    I am a contractor overseas who uses the foreign income exclusion. Now we are being told that since we have no “earned Income” we cannot contribute to a Roth IRA.
    Does this sound correct?
    Ken Zernicke

    • lizweston says

      That’s correct, Ken. The income that qualifies for the foreign income exclusion can’t qualify as “earned income” for the purposes of contributing to a Roth.


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