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What is the deadline for contributing to an IRA? What is the deadline for contributing to an IRA for 2018? 

2018 Traditional or Roth IRA Deadline:

You may make a contribution for your 2018 Traditional or Roth IRA at any time prior to the 2018 IRS tax filing deadline which is on Monday, April 15, 2019.*

 

 
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Are you eligible to make a Roth IRA contribution?

First, Let's double check to see which type of retirement account you want to contribute to today. If you are looking for a tax break and wish to make a tax-deductible contribution today, then you should consider a Traditional IRA instead of a Roth IRA. If you want to make an after-tax contribution to your retirement plan today, then you should continue on this page and check out our Roth IRA page for more information as well. 

 

 
Is my Roth contribution tax-deductible?

 

No, Roth IRA contributions are not tax-deductible. If you would prefer to enjoy the tax benefits when you take the money out then you should continue reading below. Otherwise >>>

 

 
I want to make a tax-deductible contribution to my retirement plan!

 

Since Roth IRA contributions are not deductible, you may wish to consider contributing to a Traditional IRA instead.

 

 

 

Whether or not you are eligible to make a (non-deductible) Roth IRA contribution this year depends on several factors. To help you get started, we have listed a few of the important questions that you should ask yourself (and review with your tax and/or legal advisor) to find out if you may be eligible to make a contribution to your Roth IRA this year:

 

 

Can I contribute to a Roth IRA? 

 

Will your 2018 contribution to a Roth IRA be affected by the amount of your modified AGI (how much you earn for tax purposes)?

 

How to figure the amount of your reduced Roth IRA contribution 

 

Can I contribute to a Roth IRA if I participate in a retirement plan at work?

 

Can I contribute to both a Roth IRA and a Traditional IRA in the same year?

 

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

 

Can I make a contribution to an IRA after age 70½? 

 

 

 

Find out if you can make an after-tax (non-deductible) contribution to your Roth IRA based on your personal situation. Will the effect of modified AGI impact your ability to make a contribution to your Roth IRA? Be sure to review your personal situation with your tax advisor prior to making any tax-related decisions or investments.

      

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Can you contribute to an IRA if you have a retirement plan at work?

How much can I contribute to IRA 2018?

Can I contribute to a Roth IRA if I participate in a retirement plan at work?
 

You can contribute to a Traditional or Roth IRA whether or not you (or your spouse) participate in another retirement plan through your employer or business. However, it is important to note that:

  • Traditional IRAs: You may not be able to deduct all of your traditional IRA contributions if you or your spouse participate in another retirement plan at work. View Deductibility Limits for 2017 and for 2018 Traditional IRAs.
  • Roth IRAs: You may not be able to make a Roth IRA contribution or your contribution may be limited if you make too much money. Please review the chart below to see if you are eligible to make a Roth IRA contribution. Please remember that Roth IRA contributions are NOT tax-deductible.

 


 

 

Can I contribute to both a Roth IRA and a Traditional IRA in the same year?

 

Yes, if eligible, you can contribute to both a Traditional and Roth IRAin the same tax year. However, it is important to note that your total contributions to all of your traditional and Roth IRAs (combined for the given tax year) cannot be more than you are eligible for under the given year's IRA Contribution Limits. You cannot double down and put the maximum in each.

Think of it like this: if you are under 50* and you are fully eligible to make the maximum contribution for the year ($5,500 in 2017 & 2018), You can put a total of the maximum away ($5,500 in 2017 and another $5,500 in 2018) in either a Roth, a Traditional IRA or in any combination of the two as long as you do not exceed the annual contribution limit.

 

   

 

For example,

You could split it 50/50 and put $2,750 in each or you could put $500 in your Roth IRA and $5,000 in your Traditional IRA.

You can split it up anyway that you would like - just keep in mind that it may not make sense to have an IRA with a super low balance in it because you may not be able to do much with it (as far as diversifying goes) and you may incur account fees (at most firms) that could eat into your long term-saving goals. 

 

   

 

The amount that you put in the Traditional IRA will be tax-deductible now and the amount that you put in the Roth will receive tax benefits when you take the money out (unless there are changes to the tax laws or you take an unqualified distribution - which, of course, we do not recommend).  

*If you are 50 or better, you get to add even more money thanks to your Catch-up contributions!

 


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Can I contribute to a Roth IRA?  

Although Roth IRA CONTRIBUTIONS ARE NOT TAX-DEDUCTIBLE, you must be eligible to make a contribution. Use the table below to see if you may be eligible to contribute to a Roth IRA. (This table shows whether your contribution to a Roth IRA is affected by the amount of your modified AGI as computed for Roth IRA purpose. Source: irs.gov) Please be sure to consult with your tax and/or legal advisor prior to making IRA contributions.

 

Will your 2018 contribution to a Roth IRA be affected by the amount of your modified AGI?

 

If your filing status is:

And your modified AGI is:

Then you can contribute:

married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er)

< $189,000

up to the limit

> $189,000 but < $199,000

a reduced amount

> $199,000

zero

married filing separately and you lived with your spouse at any time during the year

< $10,000

a reduced amount

> $10,000

zero

single, head of household, or married filing separately and you did not live with your spouse at any time during the year

< $120,000

up to the limit

> $120,000 but < $135,000

a reduced amount

> $135,000

zero

 

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How to figure the amount of your reduced Roth IRA contribution:

According to the IRS:

 

Amount of your reduced Roth IRA contribution 

If the amount you can contribute must be reduced, figure your reduced contribution limit as follows.

  1. Start with your modified AGI.
  2. Subtract from the amount in (1):
    1. $189,000 if filing a joint return or qualifying widow(er),
    2. $-0- if married filing a separate return, and you lived with your spouse at any time during the year, or
    3. $120,000 for all other individuals.
  3. Divide the result in (2) by $15,000 ($10,000 if filing a joint return, qualifying widow(er), or married filing a separate return and you lived with your spouse at any time during the year).
  4. Multiply the maximum contribution limit (before reduction by this adjustment and before reduction for any contributions to traditional IRAs) by the result in (3).
  5. Subtract the result in (4) from the maximum contribution limit before this reduction. The result is your reduced contribution limit.

 

Please see Publication 590-A, Contributions to Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), for more details including a worksheet to figure your reduced contribution and be sure to speak with your tax and/or legal advisor prior to making any tax-related decisions. Please review Publication 590-A (2018 when available), for specific issues related to Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) for use in preparing 2018 Returns. The current link shown is for 2016 which is currently posted on irs.com as of January 2018.


 

2018 Traditional IRA Contribution and Deduction Limits - Effect of Modified AGI on IRA Contributions

 

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What are the Roth IRA contribution limits for 2018? How much can I contribute to IRA 2018? 

IRA Contribution Limits ~ 2016, 2017 & 2018

You may make an eligible contribution for your 2018 Traditional or Roth IRA at any time prior to the 2018 IRS tax filing deadline which is Monday, April 15, 2019. (Your account must be funded or have proof of postmark by this date! For brokerage accounts - please check to see our clearing firm's required cutoff date for eligible contributions.) 

 

The same general contribution limit applies to both Roth and traditional IRAs. However, your Roth IRA contribution might be limited based on your filing status and income.


Please Note: For 2016, 2017 and 2018, your total contributions to all of your traditional and Roth IRAs (combined for the given tax year) cannot be more than:
         

 

Under Age 50  

 

Total

Under Age 50  

 

Over Age 50

Additional 

 Total

Over Age 50

2016* **

$5,500

Catch-up Contribution

$1,000

$6,500

2017* **

$5,500

Catch-up Contribution

$1,000

$6,500

2018* ** $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 combined for the given tax year. 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 the 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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Can I make a contribution to an IRA after age 70½?

 

 

 

 
Traditional IRA
 
Roth IRA
 
  NO   YES  
 

 

 

Contributions to IRAs after age 70½

 

Can I make a contribution to my Traditional IRA after age 70½?
No, you cannot make regular contributions to a Traditional IRA in the year you reach 70½ and older.

 

Can I make a contribution to my Roth IRA after age 70½?
Yes, you can still contribute to a Roth IRA and make rollover contributions to a Roth or traditional IRA regardless of your age.

 


 

 

 

 

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Important Notes: IRA contribution deadline 2018

  • *MA residents may make prior year 2018 IRA contributions thru Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Please view IRS Publication 590: Publication 590-A (Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)) and IRS Publication 590-B Distributions from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) for more details and speak with your tax advisor prior to making any decisions.
  • Please be sure to look for the matching tax year when reviewing IRS Publication 590 (Publications 590-A and 590-A). We have included these links to the IRS website's pages covering Publications 590-A and 590-A for your convenience. The IRS site still shows the 2016 publications as of January 2018.
 

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