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Is there any link between the contribution limits for a 401k and an IRA?

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Say I've contributed $5000.00 to my 401k for 2001. I have also contributed $2000.00 to my IRA. Since the two total $7000.00, I am still under the contribution limit for the 401k. Can I write off the additional $2000.00 IRA contribution?

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