The contribution limitation does not apply to a “qualified rollover contribution,” but no rollover contribution other than a qualified rollover contribution is permitted. The term “qualified rollover contribution” includes only the following:
- A rollover contribution from another Roth IRA.
- A rollover contribution from a traditional IRA that satisfies the requirements for a rollover from one traditional IRA to another.
- A rollover contribution from a qualified pension, profit-sharing, stock bonus, or annuity plan (qualified plan), tax-deferred annuity, or eligible deferred compensation plan that satisfies the requirements for rollovers from the particular type of plan.
- A contribution to a Roth IRA by an individual who has received a military death gratuity.
A qualified rollover must satisfy all of the requirements for rollovers of and into IRAs generally, which means, for example, that a rollover contribution must made within 60 days of the rolled-over distribution and the rollover privilege is denied to beneficiaries of IRA owners (other than surviving spouses). For years beginning before 2010, an individual may not make a qualified rollover from a traditional IRA, qualified plan, tax-deferred annuity, or eligible deferred compensation plan to a Roth IRA for his or her benefit if his or her adjusted gross income for the year exceeds $100,000.
Please contact one of our Roth IRA Experts at 800-472-0646 for more information.