Individual Retirement Accounts
Are you interested in opening an IRA? Do you need to have some questions answered before doing so? Our Member Service Representatives can help you decide whether a Traditional or a Roth IRA may be the right choice for you.
A Traditional IRA is an individual retirement account that allows you to save for retirement with tax-deferred earnings and the possibility of tax-deductible contributions.
- Earnings are tax-deferred until withdrawal.
- Earnings may be tax-deductible up to $5,500 ($6,500 if age 50 or older).
- There is no minimum contribution requirement.
- Penalty-free withdrawals may begin at age 59 1/2.
- Mandatory withdrawals must be made at age 70 1/2 (minimum distribution age).
- There is no maximum income limit.
- You cannot contribute past the age of 70 1/2.
A Roth Individual Retirement Account offers different tax incentives than a Traditional IRA to boost your retirement savings. Unlike Traditional IRAs, contributions to a Roth IRA are never tax-deductible. But the money you contribute to your Roth IRA can be withdrawn tax-free at any time.
- Earnings are 100% tax-free at withdrawal.
- You can contribute up to $5,500 per year ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older).
- Roth IRAS allow you to lock in pre-retirement tax rates. This is ideal for people who think their tax rates in retirement will be higher than their current tax rates.
- There is no minimum distribution age, so Roth IRAs can be transferred or inherited.
- Maximum income limit to contribute to a Roth IRA for a single individual is $112,000; maximum income limit for a married couple is $178,000.
- You can contribute at any age.