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TMF, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think there is a prohibition against contributing to the IRA that contains the 401(k) rollover. My guess is because the money that went into the 401(k) was not taxed, and any contributions you make later would have been taxed already. Putting tax/non-tax money into the same account can get messy. I have a custodial IRA that I rolled 401(k) money into, and my credit union said I could not contribute anything into that account but I could roll it over later into another 401(k).
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