Wild About IRAs

Taxpayers scurry to beat the April 15 deadline

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Exclamation points and toll-free telephone numbers were sprouting last week like the most impatient blossoms of spring. Banks, brokerages and other financial organizations sprinkled them across their newspaper ads, pasted them up in their windows and posted them on billboards. In an extravaganza that gets noisier every year, the institutions were making their last-minute pitches to lure millions of consumers who were shopping for investment vehicles for their individual retirement accounts.

By next week's April 15 deadline, U.S. taxpayers will have made an estimated $41...

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