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Can my wife make a 2018 traditional IRA contribution if she passed away on 01/02/2019?

Filing a 2018 joint return. My wife passed on 01/02/2019.Turbotax states my wife and I can still contribute to a traditional IRA for 2018. Can an IRA contribution be made in my wife's name if she passed away?

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Can my wife make a 2018 traditional IRA contribution if she passed away on 01/02/2019?

No, if the IRA contribution was not made prior to her death, you cannot make one now. 

 If it was made prior to her death, then it would be deductible if you otherwise qualified. 

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Can my wife make a 2018 traditional IRA contribution if she passed away on 01/02/2019?

No, if the IRA contribution was not made prior to her death, you cannot make one now. 

 If it was made prior to her death, then it would be deductible if you otherwise qualified. 

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