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jjwilso5657
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If I obtain a ira does the amount I purchase deduct from what I owe at a rate of 1 to 1

 
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macuser_22
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If I obtain a ira does the amount I purchase deduct from what I owe at a rate of 1 to 1

No.   A deductible Traditional IRA reduces your taxable income, not your tax.  You tax savings, if any, depend on your margional tax rate.   If you are in the 20% tax bracket, for example, a $1,000 deduction could save $200 in taxes.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**

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macuser_22
Level 15

If I obtain a ira does the amount I purchase deduct from what I owe at a rate of 1 to 1

No.   A deductible Traditional IRA reduces your taxable income, not your tax.  You tax savings, if any, depend on your margional tax rate.   If you are in the 20% tax bracket, for example, a $1,000 deduction could save $200 in taxes.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**

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