The annual contribution limits and the contribution deadline for Roth IRAs are the same as for traditional IRAs. The rest of the rules are different.
Contribution age limit: After age 70½, you can still make Roth IRA contributions — as long as you (and/or your spouse if you’re married) have earned income at least equal to what you contribute.
If you are unmarried: eligibility to make Roth contributions for the 2014 tax year is phased out between AGI of $114,000 and $129,000. For 2015, the phase-out range is $116,000-$131,000.
If you are married filing jointly, the phase-out range for the 2014 tax year is between joint AGI of $181,000 and $191,000. For 2015, the phase-out range is $183,000-$193,000.
Eligibility to make Roth contributions is unaffected by whether you (or, if you are married, your spouse) are covered by a retirement plan.
You can also consider the idea of converting a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA. We will discuss it in our next blog post.