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Questions tagged [contribution]

Money put into retirement plans, political campaigns or charities are known as contributions. Questions here may be around the limits of how much one can contribute in various situations to various plans they may access.

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Can an IRA contribution be made on the same date of the tax deadline and still count for that tax submission?

The deadline for taxes and IRA contributions for FY2018 in USA is April 15, 2019. If I haven't made a contribution yet for FY2018, can I go to a bank on Monday, April 15, 2019 and make a contribution ...
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Change IRA contribution to prior year

I under-contributed to my IRA for tax year 2018. I'd like to apply some of my 2019 contributions to tax year 2018 to reach the 2018 tax year IRA contribution maximum. We have not yet reached to 2019 ...
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Solo 401k eligibility

I would like to know if I am eligible to open a Solo 401k, and if so, what is the max amount I can contribute. I think I meet the requirements listed on various sites: I have started working on a ...
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Former employer deposited money in my 401K by accident

Former employer put about $3K in my 401K after I had left the company for 1 year. A year later they discovered it and are asking for the money back. Do I legally owe this to them?
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Do employer contributions to an HSA count towards contribution limits?

They 2019 HSA contribution limit for a single person is $3,500. If my employer contributes $500, does that mean I can only contribute $3,000, or can I still contribute the full $3,500?
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What happens when a Roth 401(k) contribution interferes with payroll taxes?

I tried looking up this up on Google but there were too many irrelevant search results. I also perused through the Roth 401(k) Plan documents but was not able to find a section on this. My salary is ...
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What are the limits for 401k and Roth IRA contributions and if I can catch up for the years missed?

I know the basic difference between a 401k and a Roth IRA that one is pre-tax and another is post-tax. I've also learned that I can contribute towards both a 401k and Roth IRA. I would like to know if ...
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Two jobs two 401K both matches up to 6%

I have two jobs, both offer 401k matching up to 6%. Is there any advantage of splitting my 401 K contributions ( $9,250.00 each) between employers to take advantage of the 6% matching or it doesn't ...
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Correcting a post-tax HSA deposit?

Due to a payroll error at work, my HSA contribution got put in twice for the first pay week. Once pre-tax and once post-tax. The extra total amount being in there is fine as it won't cause any limit ...
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Are contributions to 401k outside of payroll pre-tax?

Between my payroll deductions for 401k and my employer's contribution, I don't get to my $18,500 + $6,000 catch-up limit for 2018. If I put money into the 401k account from my own funds/savings to ...
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Can I make a lump-sum contribution to a SIMPLE IRA?

My employer offers a SIMPLE IRA plan to which I can contribute 3% of my salary. My employer contributes a 3% match. The employee contribution limit of $12,500 is far higher than the 3% amount I will ...
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If I have a 401k for a partial year can I still contribute the maximum amount?

I will only have a 401k for part of this year. Am I still able to contribute up to the maximum contribution limit ($18,500 in 2018 this year) even though I only will have the plan for part of the ...
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Can I deduct a contribution to an IRA if I also contribute to a 401(k) in the same tax year?

Can I deduct a contribution to a traditional IRA if I am also contributing to a 401(k) in the same tax year?
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How to intentionally overcontribute to 401(k) to maximize new employer's matching?

I knew that I was going to leave my former company for one of the Bay Area startups. Expecting that I would not have a 401(k) account there, I frontloaded my contributions and maxed out my 401(k) ...
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In a Canadian TFSA, does interest earned within the account count toward the contribution limit?

I know that there is a limit in the contribution per year in a TSFA. At the moment (2016), if you have never made a contribution then you can contribute around $ 46 500. BUT, even though all ...
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Can a “rehired retiree” contribute to the company's 401K plan?

I retired last year (early at 55), and was recently called back in to work at my old employer as a "rehired retiree" (hourly, part time for less than 1000 hours, no prior promise of employment, etc). ...
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What is the penalty for having an HSA and Medicare?

If I open a HSA my employer will contribute $1000 yearly, but I am not supposed to contribute to an HSA because I have Medicare Part A. What is the penalty for contributing to an HSA when you have ...
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Can a year-end true-up employer match exceed the 401(k) maximum contribution, in which case the employee would past of their 401(k) contributions?

In some firms, the true-up employer match for year X is received the next year (i.e., year X + 1), but it counts toward the 401(k) contributions for year X. One of the main reasons why the employer ...
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For 401k (or IRA contributions), does it matter which part is catch-up?

When you are over 50, you get an additional allowance for the amount that you can contribute to 401k - in addition to the usual limit of $ 18500 (in 2018), you are allowed to contribute $ 6000 of '...
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Leaving a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) during the year: can one still fully contribute to one's HSA? [duplicate]

Bob has a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) and wants to maximize his contributions to his Health Savings Account (HSA). At some point during the year, Bob changes his health insurance from an HDHP ...
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401k employer vs personal limits

What are the combined limits for a 401k (either traditional or roth) when employer issued vs private? If someone is not eligible right now for employer 401k, so they invest 4k privately over 2018 (...
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Why do employers require you to spread your 401(k) contributions throughout the year to get the maximum match?

I think the title says it all. I can't see any reason employers have to incentivize employees to contribute to their 401(k) evenly throughout the year. Instead couldn't they use a relatively simple ...
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Can I contribute to an IRA without any U.S. earned income?

I used to live in the U.S. on a H-1B and returned to my home country in the year 2017. However, I still have some U.S. ETFs and equities in a brokerage account. I also have a IRA account. I have no ...
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Is there a way to undo 401k contributions?

I made a mistake... To give some context: for the first 3 months of 2018 I was working in Texas at a company that matched the first 4% 401k contribution. I had been looking for a different job and ...
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Implications of withdrawing Roth IRA contributions before age 59?

What repercussions, penalties, fees, or additional taxes exist on withdrawing contributions (basis) from a Roth IRA account under 59 years old? For example, suppose I have contributed $5,500 for 5 ...
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Getting around discrimination clause on 401K contributions?

I would like to take advantage of the increased employer contribution limit. I realize that my employer cannot change our plan for just some people. But what if it was for all employees? How creative ...
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Can I make a lump sum contribution to my employer's 401(k) plan?

I recently sold a rental property and have a surplus of cash sitting around. If possible, I'd like to make a lump sum contribution to my employer's 401(k) plan. Is that possible? Or would I need to ...
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Spouse Pre-Tax HSA Contribution

My wife and I each have (unrelated) individual insurance through our respective employers, one Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the other Aetna. Because I already have a HDHP with an HSA, she is barred from ...
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Is there any benefit to contributing to 401(k) throughout the year?

Let's say that I'm going to max out my 401(k) contribution limit for next year. ($18,000) My company offers no 401(k) match. Typically in years past I have contributed a percentage of my check every ...
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Maximum 401(k) contribution at end of year self employed?

I have 401(k) through work that gets contributed monthly and it has maxed out contributions for the year ($18K). My wife doesn't have 401(k) and is self employed. If she opens 401(k) at the end of ...
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Contributing to 401k and IRA in the same year [duplicate]

For 2017 the IRA contribution limit is $5500 and 401k contribution limit is $18,000. Could you contribute $5500 to the IRA and $18,000 to the 401k in the same year or are you limited to one account or ...
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IRA yearly contribution limit

With the yearly contribution limit of an IRA being $5500, are you allowed to open mutliple IRAs and does this make sense? I was curious what people who want to invest more into a retirement account ...
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Are 401(k) contribution limits for employee & employer separate? What about hitting the limit?

I am 29 years old and have a 401(k) already with my company. I just started contributing 10% to my 401(k), up from my 8%. My company does not match but they do put 10% of my salary into my 401(k) as ...
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Does employer matching count toward the yearly 401(k) limit? [duplicate]

The federal government limits how much I can put into a 401(k) per year. For 2017, I think it's $18,000. Is this just my contributions, or does it count employer matching?
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What is the logic behind a 50% of X% 401(k) contribution match?

In the situation where an employer is contributing a match to a 401(k), apparently a common formula is to match 50% of employee contributions up to a percentage of their salary. I have also seen this ...
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Assuming you really wanted funds in your 401k, doesn't paying interest in a loan accomplish that, even though it is post-tax funds

Although paying off a loan to your 401k most likely comes from post-tax sources, if you merely wanted to move more money into your 401k than would otherwise be possible, doesn't this accomplish that? ...
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What happens to the company match for a 401k over-contribution?

Suppose that I change jobs halfway through the year. My first employer matches 50% of 401k contributions. By the time I leave, I've already contributed enough to hit IRS limits: $18,000 in my ...
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What are pros/cons of having 401K contribution taken out of retro pay?

I am due retro pay for 6 month at my workplace. It is about two thousand. I was asked if I want my 401K contribution taken out of my retro pay. What does that mean for me? Will it be more money ...
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Can I withdraw a non-deductible traditional IRA contribution without penalties in the same tax year?

I just spend two hours going through IRS Publication 590a, and reading all related question here and in some other places (none matched this question exactly). Situation: X is over 50 and ...
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Can I make a Roth IRA contribution for the past tax year as well as the current year?

I did not contribute to my Roth IRA in calendar year 2016. I have already filed my 2016 taxes, and plan to make my 2016 Roth IRA contribution before April 2017. Once I do that, am I still able to ...
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Can I contribute to Health Savings Account mid year, outside of when I enrolled?

I failed to contribute to my HSA account when my company asked to enrolled for it. Is it still possible for me to contribute to it and also get the tax deduction ? If yes, I should be able to specify ...
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Should I contribute the maximum annually to my HSA or only enough to cover the out-of-pocket maximum?

I am young, healthy, and rarely use my HSA for any kind of relevant expenses. I might use it once a year for a prescription or something, but I'm certainly not maximizing the use of my funds (I don't ...
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Invest all at once after maxing out Roth IRA - or each time I contribute?

When I transfer money to my Roth IRA account, it keeps it in a cash account until I invest it (doesn't do it automatically). It takes me around 6 months to get to my $5500 limit. Is it better to ...
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Max Contribution to IRA, Roth, and Both

Question: I am looking for maximum allowed contribution to Traditional IRA Roth IRA Traditional IRA and Roth IRA combined Searched IRS, and it is confusing Website says For 2015, 2016, and 2017,...
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Do political campaign contributions count as gifts for tax purposes?

If I donate to a standard U.S. (non-charitable) political campaign, does that amount reduce my annual and/or lifetime gift allowance? do I have to report that amount somewhere on my federal tax ...
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Employer RRSP match vs. contribution limits for recent grad with no RRSP room?

I'm just starting my first job ($55k), which includes an employer RRSP match up to 5% of my income. I only have $500 of RRSP deduction limit for this year as I have never worked before. Can I ...
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When can I start contributing to my Spousal RRSP again without attribution implications?

I have a question about the Spousal RRSP that I want to validate. When can you start contributing back to a Spousal RRSP after a withdrawal has been made? Summary of actions taken so far: My last ...
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Why would someone who thought they will work until they die contribute to a pension plan?

One of the shocking graphs going round at the moment is from many millennials expect to work until they die: Now I'm a UK millennial who wants to retire early, however if I did think I were going to ...
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How much more can I contribute to my 401(k) this year after I made some Roth IRA, Roth 401k, and 401k contributions?

I've just started a new job, and would like to max out my pre-tax 401(k) contributions before year end. I have contributed to various other investment accounts earlier this year and am struggling to ...
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At what point is it most advantageous to cease depositing into a 401k?

I have a spreadsheet that shows me some various statistics about my 401k and I notice that assuming an average overall growth of 10%, my 401k contribution will be less than 1% of the yearly gain of ...