Looking to build up your nest egg by contributing to an IRA? Well, if you're looking to make a prior year contribution, then time is not on your side with looming deadlines.
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Contribution Deadlines for Roth and Traditional IRAs
The deadline to contribute is the 2021 Tax Filing Due Date
Prior Year (2020) Contribution Deadlines
Must initiate a deposit before 2:00 p.m. central (Chicago time) on May 17, 2021*. Please keep in mind that an ACH relationship must already be established to initiate a deposit. New ACH bank relationships via micro-deposit verification can take 3-5 business days to establish.
Must be received by our clearing firm by close of business on May 17, 2021*. Please email completed IRA deposit slip(s) to email@example.com or by fax to 312-724-7364 when contributing via wire transfer.
The check must be postmarked on or before May 17, 2021*. Please include your tastyworks IRA account number on the memo line. Include your IRA deposit slip when sending physical checks.
*The IRS extended the tax filing deadline from April 15 to Monday, May 17, 2021. As a result, contributions deadlines have been extended to May 17. To read more about this announcement, you can visit the IRS site by clicking here.
Contribution Reporting for SEP IRA Accounts
SEP IRA Contributions are reported by the actual calendar year
Unlike a Traditional or a Roth IRA, a contribution to a SEP IRA reports in the actual year the contribution is made. As a result, contributions to a SEP IRA cannot be re-coded and will report a contribution(s) based on the actual calendar year the contribution was made on Form 5498 due to IRS rules. Please refer to the Reporting Requirements section of the IRS SEP Plan FAQ page.
How do I select my contribution year?
Only applicable to Traditional and Roth IRAs
When depositing via ACH, you may select your Contribution year using the Deposit Type dropdown menu in Section 4 of the Deposits Page.
To ensure a timely contribution, please make your IRA account has an already-established ACH relationship. ACH relationships can be made using our instant bank linking system if your bank is listed. If your bank is not listed, then you can manually input your banking information. To learn more about funding via ACH, please click here.
Lastly, if you want to contribute to your IRA with an existing, non-ira trading account, such as an individual account, please click here.