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Answered: April 7, 2017 8:39 am

Can I make a Roth IRA contribution based on the fees I received as executor of my mother’s estate?

Roth IRA contributions must be based on earnings as an employee or from self-employment. Executor fees, while included in gross income, are not treated as self-employment income for someone who is not in the trade or business of being an executor (i.e., someone who serves as one for a relative).

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Depreciation recapture

An amount of gain on the sale of certain depreciable property that is treated as ordinary income in the case of personal property. Recapture is computed on Form 4797.

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