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Subject:  Re: Immediate maximum deposit to Roth IRA Date:  12/10/1999  9:16 AM
Author:  bytejockey Number:  22786 of 121592


I would think the IRS might object because I won't have earned any income from which to make the deposit...it is money I had in my account from 1999 earnings.

AFAIK, the IRS only cares that you have earned income in the year for which the deposit is made, not that the income be earned before the deposit is made.
I make my ROTH IRA contributions early in January as well.
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