What is an IRA Contribution?
A contribution is the money that an IRA holder (and/or their employer in the case of an employer sponsored plan) puts into their IRA. All IRA contributions must be made in cash. Each plan type has an annual contribution limit and a date by which the contribution must be made. Each plan also has certain requirements that must be met in order to contribute.
IRA Contribution Limits and Deadlines
Contributions to an ESA are not tax deductible. However the earnings are tax free, assuming the contribution is less than the account holder’s annual adjusted qualified education expenses. In the event that the distributions are higher than the expenses, the gains are taxed at the account holder’s rate rather than the contributor’s rate (which is typically higher).
IRA contributions must be made in cash.
IRA contributions are discretionary, meaning that you are not required to make deposits every year.