Contribution Limits


Each year, you can contribute a set amount to an IRA to invest for your retirement. Forget to contribute last year? If it’s early in the year, it may not be too late. The IRS gives you until April 15* to make contributions for the previous year. Example: You can make 2015 contributions until April 18, 2016.*

Annual contribution limits are listed below.** You can contribute an additional amount–called catch-up contributions–to your IRA each year if you are age 50 and older. Be sure to review eligibility requirements regarding income and age limits that apply to Traditional and Roth IRAs. 

Traditional IRA and Roth IRA Annual Contribution Limits

Age 2015 2016
Under age 50 $5,500 $5,500
Age 50 or older (catch-up contributions) $1,000 $1,000

 

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*The IRA contribution deadline is April 15, or the next business day, if April 15 falls on a weekend or holiday

**If you are married, filing jointly and your spouse is not working, you may also make a spousal contribution into an IRA under your spouse's Social Security number. 

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