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Traditional IRA Contribution and Deduction Limits ~ 2016  

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2016 Traditional or Roth IRA Deadline:

You may make a contribution for your 2016 Traditional or Roth IRA at any time prior to the 2016 IRS tax filing deadline which is on Monday, April 17, 2017.*

 

Why Should You Open an IRA? Why Should I Open an IRA?      

 

Are you eligible to make a tax deductible IRA contribution?

 

 

Are you (or your spouse)covered by a retirement plan at work? 

 

What if you (or your spouse) are NOT covered by a retirement plan at work?

 

What does "covered by" an Employer's Retirement Plan mean?

 

How much can I contribute to an IRA (if I am eligible)?

 

 

 

Find out if you can make a tax deductible contribution to your IRA by based on your personal situation. In addition to the effect of modified AGI on deductible contributions you must consider whether or not either you (or your spouse) are covered by a retirement plan at work, how you file you taxes and more. Be sure to review your personal situation with your tax advisor prior to making any tax related decisions or investments.   

 

 

 

If You ARE Covered by a Retirement Plan at Work

If you are covered by a retirement plan at work, use this table to help determine if your modified AGI affects the amount of your deduction. 

If Your Filing Status Is...

And Your Modified AGI Is... Then You Can Take...
Single or
Head of Household

$61,000 or less

a full deduction up to the amount of your contribution limit

more than $61,000 but less than $71,000

a partial deduction

$71,000 or more

no deduction

Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er)

$98,000 or less

a full deduction up to the amount of your contribution limit

 more than $98,000 but less than $118,000

  a partial deduction

 $118,000 or more

no deduction

Married Filing Separately

 less than $10,000

  a partial deduction

$10,000 or more

no deduction

 

If you file separately and did not live with your spouse at any time during the year, your IRA deduction is determined under the "single" filing status.     

(View 2015 contribution and deduction limits/information for Traditional IRAs via this link.)
 

2016 Traditional IRA Contribution and Deduction Limits - Effect of Modified AGI on IRA Contributions

 

 

If You are NOT Covered by a Retirement Plan at Work

If you are not covered by a retirement plan at work, use this table to determine if your modified AGI affects the amount of your deduction.

If Your Filing Status Is...

And Your Modified AGI Is... Then You Can Take...
Single, Head of Household or Qualifying Widow(er)

 any amount

a full deduction up to the amount of your contribution limit

Married Filing Jointly or Separately with a spouse who is not covered by a plan at work

 any amount

a full deduction up to the amount of your contribution limit

Married Filing Jointly with a spouse who is covered by a plan at work

$184,000 or less

a full deduction up to the amount of your contribution limit

more than $184,000 but less than $194,000

a partial deduction

$194,000 or more

no deduction

Married Filing Separately with a spouse who is covered by a plan at work

 less than $10,000

 a partial deduction

$10,000 or more

 no deduction

 

If you file separately and did not live with your spouse at any time during the year, your IRA deduction is determined under the "single" filing status.    

(View 2014 contribution and deduction limits/information for Traditional IRAs via this link.)
 

Please view IRS Publication 590 for more details and speak with your tax advisor prior to making any decisions.

 

 

 

Traditional IRA Contribution Limits ~ 2015 & 2016

 
You may make an eligible contribution for your 2016 Traditional or Roth IRA at any time prior to the 2016 IRS tax filing deadline which is April 17, 2017. (Your account must be funded or have proof of postmark by this date!)

                       

 

 

Under Age 50  

 

Total

Under Age 50  

 

Over Age 50

Additional 

 Total

Over Age 50

2015* **

$5,500

Catch-up Contribution

$1,000

$6,500

2016* **

$5,500

Catch-up Contribution

$1,000

$6,500

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Source: irs.gov

"Total" means your total contributions to all of your Traditional and Roth IRAs. You cannot exceed the total amount/contribution limit regardless of how many IRAs that you have or the type/types of IRA(s) that you may have.

*Or your taxable compensation for the year.                                                                                                                                                           

** Effective for tax year 2002 and beyond, for participants who are eligible to make an IRA contribution and have attained the age of 50 before the end of the taxable year, the participant can make a "catch-up" contribution in addition to the normal contribution amount as shown in the table above. The catch-up contribution was $500 from 2002-2005. For the year 2006 and beyond, the catch-up contribution limit will be $1000. The maximum contribution cannot exceed 100% of actual compensation.  Learn more about COLA Increases for Dollar Limitations on Benefits and Contributions from the IRS.

 

Please note that the IRA contribution limit does not apply to:

 

Deductibility limits can be confusing and tax laws are frequently changing. It is always best to review your specific situation and/or circumstances with a qualified tax advisor.

 

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Important Notes:

*MA & ME residents may make prior year 2016 IRA contributions thru Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Please be sure to check with your tax and/or legal advisor prior to making any contributions, withdrawals or other changes to your retirement account. Place Trade Financial, Inc. does not offer tax or legal advice. Information provided by Place Trade is for educational purposes and should not be considered as tax or legal advice under any circumstances.  What is an IRA? 


  

 

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