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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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Accrual method of accounting

A business method of accounting requiring income to be reported when earned and expenses to be deducted when incurred. However, deductions generally may not be claimed until economic performance has occurred.

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