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oya66
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I took a distribution from my IRA in 2016. Can I make an IRA contribution before April 2017 to reduce my taxes?

 
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PaulaM
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I took a distribution from my IRA in 2016. Can I make an IRA contribution before April 2017 to reduce my taxes?

Yes, assuming you would otherwise be qualified to make a IRA contribution, then you can do so by the due date of the return, 4/18/17, for tax year 2016.

https://www.irs.gov/retirement-plans/plan-participant-employee/retirement-topics-ira-contribution-li...

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PaulaM
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I took a distribution from my IRA in 2016. Can I make an IRA contribution before April 2017 to reduce my taxes?

Yes, assuming you would otherwise be qualified to make a IRA contribution, then you can do so by the due date of the return, 4/18/17, for tax year 2016.

https://www.irs.gov/retirement-plans/plan-participant-employee/retirement-topics-ira-contribution-li...

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fanfare
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I took a distribution from my IRA in 2016. Can I make an IRA contribution before April 2017 to reduce my taxes?

You must also be qualified for a deductible contribution.
oya66
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I took a distribution from my IRA in 2016. Can I make an IRA contribution before April 2017 to reduce my taxes?

I am qualified and when I put the deduction in the field before dec 31, turbotax lets me take the credit, but if I put it in the field Jan 1 2017 - 4/17/2017 , it does not let me take the deduction. I don't understand. It must be a bug.
PaulaM
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I took a distribution from my IRA in 2016. Can I make an IRA contribution before April 2017 to reduce my taxes?

Do you have entries in both fields? Ex: Total 2016 contribution is 4000 and the portion of the above contribution is also 4000.
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PaulaM
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I took a distribution from my IRA in 2016. Can I make an IRA contribution before April 2017 to reduce my taxes?

*portion that is btw 1/1/17 - 4/18/17 is also 4000
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oya66
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I took a distribution from my IRA in 2016. Can I make an IRA contribution before April 2017 to reduce my taxes?

Yes - I did
PaulaM
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I took a distribution from my IRA in 2016. Can I make an IRA contribution before April 2017 to reduce my taxes?

Contact live help. They can share your desktop, to 'see' what else might be preventing the deduction.  <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899263-what-is-the-turbotax-phone-number">https://ttlc.intuit.com...>
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