Filing Deadlines for IRA Contributions

Tax Year 2016

IRA TypeDeadline
Traditional/Roth IRA Must be postmarked by April 18, 2016
SIMPLE IRA

Employee:  No later than 30 days after month end to which the deferral relates

Employer:  Tax filing deadlines for the employer, plus extensions

SEP IRA

Personal:  Must be postmarked by April 18, 2016

Employer:  Tax filing deadline for the employer, plus extensions

Coverdell ESA Must be postmarked by April 18, 2016


Form 5498, which is generated if a contribution or rollover contribution is made into an IRA, Roth IRA, SEP, SIMPLE, or 403(b) account, will be mailed by May 31, 2016.

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