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Subject:  Re: SEP-IRA and net loss. Date:  12/28/1999  12:35 PM
Author:  TMFPixy Number:  16985 of 75629

Greetings, Acadian, and welcome. You asked:

<<In a Foolish attempt to attain independence and financial freedom I have started a small business. Now with operations beginning in Oct of 1999, I will be posting a net loss for the '99 tax year. My question to the board is this "Can I make a contribution to a SEP-IRA established for the company for the 1999 tax year? The company did earn income but it was about $1000 less than the expenditures.>>

SEP contributions may be made only from net income from self-employed. No income, no contribution. In your case, you may not make a 1999 SEP contribution in the circumstances you have outlined.

Regards..Pixy

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