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lanie3of8
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What do I need to support my ira contribution

I opened an IRA in my bank and included it on my return.  What else do I need to do? How does the IRS know that we opened it?

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IreneS
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What do I need to support my ira contribution

That's all you need to do. The IRS will take your word for it on your return, but they would find out eventually if you didn't really open the IRA!   [They have ways!]

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IreneS
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What do I need to support my ira contribution

That's all you need to do. The IRS will take your word for it on your return, but they would find out eventually if you didn't really open the IRA!   [They have ways!]

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lanie3of8
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What do I need to support my ira contribution

I read that Form 8606 needs to be reported but I don't see that in my documents.
IreneS
Intuit Alumni

What do I need to support my ira contribution

Form 8606 is only necessary if you made NONDEDUCTIBLE contributions to an IRA.  For regular contributions to a traditional IRA you do not need this form.
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