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You can still contribute to your retirement for last year. The time frame for investing for retirement with your employer must be during the calendar year, January through December. But you can contribute to your Individual Retirement Account [IRA] during the calendar year and up to the April tax return deadline.
According to a recent Bankrate Survey, 55% of Americans do not have enough retirement savings.
But you can still contribute to your retirement from last year. You can contribute to a traditional or ROTH IRA until the April tax filing deadline. Yes, you can also contribute now for the current year too. You have until the tax filing deadline of next year to complete your contribution for the current year. Time may be of the essence for last year’s contribution, therefore need to make a lump sum contribution. But you can automate your other contributions by setting up dollar cost-averaging contributions.
Are you unsure if you can still contribute to your retirement traditional or ROTH IRA accounts? Or are you wondering if you already have enough saved for retirement? Consider looking to Personal Finances 101: Amplify My Wealth. Also, you can get more specific guidance on IRA contribution rules on the IRS website.
Although you can still contribute to your retirement, you may wonder if this is the best for you.
For retirement goals, a ROTH or Traditional IRA is a tax-advantaged account. These accounts allow you to invest in a diversified portfolio and avoid taxable gains while your money grows.
Your income for that year determines your ability to contribute to ROTH IRAs.
Your Traditional IRA contributions can be made with pre or after-tax money, and the distributions are taxable.
A non-earning spouse can contribute to an IRA if the other spouse earns money and files a joint tax return.
The contribution limits for IRAs are $6,000 for 2022 and $6,500 for 2023. There is an allowable catch-up contribution if you are over 5o years old.
You can choose to split the total contribution between a traditional and ROTH not to exceed the contribution limit.
Although you can still contribute to your retirement for last year, your financial advisor is best to advise you on what is best for you.