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Some people may not realize when they can make their IRA contribution. You can make a yearly IRA contribution between January 1 of the current year and April 15 of the next year. Accordingly, you can make your IRA contribution for 2022 any time from January 1, 2022 to April 15, 2023.1

A person can open or contribute to a Traditional IRA past age 70½ as long as they have taxable income.

Contribution Reminder

If you are making a previous year IRA contribution early in the next year, you must tell the investment company hosting the IRA account for which year you are contributing. If you fail to indicate the tax year that the contribution applies to, the custodian firm may make a default assumption that the contribution is for the current year (and note exactly that to the I.R.S.).

For example: Write “2023 IRA contribution” or “2022 IRA contribution,” as applicable, in the memo area of your check, plainly and simply. Be sure to write your account number on the check. If you make your contribution electronically, double-check that these details are communicated.


Financially, many of us associate the spring with taxes – but we should also associate December with important (individual retirement accounts) IRA deadlines. December 31, 2022, is the deadline to withdraw your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from certain IRAs if you’re over age 72. For accounts under our management, we take care of this to ensure clients avoid the hefty IRS penalty.

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Citation: 1. irs.gov, November 5, 2021