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Greetings, Ed, and welcome. You asked:

FACTS: I retired with my last day of work being on 01/03/00.
My W-2 statement for 2000, Block 15 indicates I was covered by a pension plan.
QUESTION: Can I make a tax deductable, "regular" (not Roth) IRA contribution for 2000. I was technically covered by a pension plan for three days.

If you were covered on just one day, that one day affects your ability to make a deductible contribution to a traditional IRA. Now it depends on your filing status and your AGI to determine whether or not you may take a deduction. To see, try out our handy, dandy IRA calculator at

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