The answer is the same for Traditional and Roth IRAs:
- If you are under 50 years of age at the end of 2016: The maximum contribution that you can make to a traditional or Roth IRA is the smaller of $5,500 or the amount of your taxable compensation for 2016. This limit can be split between a Traditional and a Roth IRA but the combined limit is $5,500. The maximum contribution to a Roth IRA and the maximum deductible contribution to a Traditional IRA may be reduced depending upon your modified adjusted gross income (modified AGI).
- If you are 50 years of age or older before the end of 2016: Your maximum contribution to a Traditional or Roth IRA is the smaller of $6,500 or the amount of your taxable compensation for 2016. This limit can be split between a Traditional and a Roth IRA but the combined limit is $6,500. The maximum contribution to a Roth IRA and the maximum deductible contribution to a Traditional IRA may be reduced depending upon your modified AGI.
If you are self-employed and qualify for a SEP-IRA then you may contribute the lesser of $53,000 or 25% of your total compensation minus the self-employment tax.
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