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I plan on fully funding a Traditional IRA for my wife and myself for the 2002 tax year. Both of these will be fully deductible as I do not have any employer plan and my wife does not work.

My question is, do these IRAs need to be funded before I file my taxes or can I file at any time as long as the IRAs are funded prior to April 15th?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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