Still Time to Make a 2014 IRA Contribution

If you still want to make a 2014 contribution to your traditional IRA there is still time – most taxpayers have until April 15, 2015 to make their 2014 contribution.

Contributions can be made to your traditional IRA for a year at any time during that year or by the due date for filing your return for that year, not including extensions.

Don’t forget about the 70½ rule though… traditional IRA contributions cannot be made for the year in which you reach age 70½ or for any later year. Contributions can only be made to your traditional IRA for each year that you receive compensation and have not reached age 70½.

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