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How much can I contribute to my IRA in 2014?

The amount you can contribute to your traditional or Roth IRA remains $5,500 for 2014, $6,500 if you’re 50 or older. You can contribute to an IRA in addition to an employer-sponsored retirement plan like a 401(k). But if you (or your spouse) participate in an employer-sponsored plan, the amount of traditional IRA contributions you can deduct may be reduced or eliminated (phased out), depending on your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI). Your ability to make annual Roth contributions may also be phased out, depending on your MAGI. These income limits (phaseout ranges) have increased for 2014:

Income phaseout range for deductibility of traditional IRA contributions in 2014

1. Covered by an employer-sponsored plan and filing as:

Single/Head of household    $60,000 – $70,000

Married filing jointly             $96,000 – $116,000

Married filing separately      $0 – $10,000

2. Not covered by an employer-sponsored retirement plan, but filing joint return with a spouse who is covered by a plan

$181,000 – $191,000

Income phaseout range for ability to fund a Roth IRA in 2014

Single/Head of household   $114,000 – $129,000

Married filing jointly             $181,000 – $191,000

Married filing separately      $0 – $10,000

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