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Tax alert: Two IRA deadlines coming up

Posted on Mar 11, 2011

Do either of these IRA deadlines apply to you or your family? Deadline #1 – April 1, 2011, is the final date by which you must take your first IRA distribution if you turned 70½ last year. If you fail to take your distribution by this deadline, you face a 50% penalty tax on the amount you should have withdrawn. The requirement doesn’t apply to Roth IRAs, but unless you’re still working, it does apply to your other retirement plans. Deadline #2 – April 18, 2011, is the last day you can make an IRA contribution for the year 2010. Remember, the 2010 contribution limit is $5,000 if you’re under age 50 and $6,000 if you’re 50 or older. If you need more information or assistance, contact our...

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