Can A Canadian Resident That Works in USA Contribute to a Roth IRA?

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bellemoj
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Can A Canadian Resident That Works in USA Contribute to a Roth IRA?

Post by bellemoj » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:28 pm

Hello,

I am a Canadian Citizen/Resident (TN Visa) and work in the states. I have a company 401k that I contribute to but I was wondering if I can open and contribute to a Roth IRA in the states. I have an RRSP and TFSA already on the Canadian side of the border if this helps... Are Canadians that work in the states (USD Income) allowed to contribute to a Roth IRA and if so, is this a good idea?

Thanks!

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Re: Can A Canadian Resident That Works in USA Contribute to a Roth IRA?

Post by nelsona » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:34 am

making any contribution to a Roth or Roth401(k) while living in Canada "invalidates" the Roth benefits, ie, you are no longer eligible for tax-free growth, so it is not advisable to do so in your situation.
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