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I'm considering opening a Roth IRA, but I'm a little confused by one thing. The info I've been reading indicates that you can contribute up to $2000 per tax year, so that you can put money in up until April 15 of the next calendar year and consider it as a contribution for the previous year for tax purposes. My question is, does money put in between, say, Jan 1 2000 and Apr 15 2000 HAVE to be considered as a contribution for 1999, or can it be considered either way? In other words, can I get away with contributing $2000 in December 1999 and another $2000 in January 2000? I suspect that the answer is yes, but I want to make sure before I get myself into trouble.

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