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FMD Updates

Deducting IRA Contributions

The deadline for 2015 IRA contributions is April 18, 2016. Workers and their spouses who were under age 70½ at year-end 2015 can each contribute up to $5,500, or $6,500 for those 50 and older. For traditional IRAs, income limits do not apply. Whether those contributions will be tax-deductible is another matter. In any case, investment earnings inside an IRA will be untaxed until money is withdrawn.


Deduction limits based on plan participation


Worker not covered by plan. If a worker was not covered by an employer’s retirement plan in 2015, IRA contributions are deductible. Income is not an issue.


    Example 1: Nora Dixon, age 29, works for a small computer graphics company that does not offer a retirement plan to its employees. Nora’s husband Oliver, also 29, is a physical therapist who is not covered by a retirement plan. Both Dixons can deduct traditional IRA contributions up to $5,500 each for 2015, no matter how much they earn...

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