Contribution Limits and Deadlines

Tax Year 2016

The deadline for Traditional and Roth IRA contributions is April 18, 2017. Contribution limits for 2016 are as follows:

Under age 50 on 12/31/16 50 or over on 12/31/16
Traditional IRA* $5,500 $6,500
Roth IRA** $5,500 $6,500
SIMPLE IRA $12,500 $15,500
SEP IRA The lesser of 25% of income or $53,000.

* You cannot contribute to a Traditional IRA in the year you turn age 70½ or any year thereafter.

** You cannot contribute this full amount to a Roth IRA if you are a single filer whose Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) exceeds $117,000 or a joint filer whose MAGI exceeds $184,000.

Tax Year 2017

The deadline for Traditional and Roth IRA contributions is April 17, 2018. Contribution limits for 2017 are as follows:

Under age 50 on 12/31/17 50 or over on 12/31/17
Traditional IRA* $5,500 $6,500
Roth IRA** $5,500 $6,500
SIMPLE IRA $12,500 $15,500
SEP IRA The lesser of 25% of income or $54,000.

* You cannot contribute to a Traditional IRA in the year you turn age 70½ or any year thereafter.

** You cannot contribute this full amount to a Roth IRA if you are a single filer whose Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) exceeds $118,000 or a joint filer whose MAGI exceeds $186,000.