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Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)
An IRA can prepare you for a secure retirement, offering greater returns than standard savings and a variety of tax advantages and terms to fit your needs. So whether you plan to travel, start a new hobby, or just hang out with the grandkids, we can help you achieve financial security.
- Save for retirement with tax advantages*
- Earn competitive interest higher than regular savings
- Available in Traditional and Roth
- Annual contribution limits apply
- $1,000 annual “catch up” contributions allowed for ages 50 and better
- No annual fees or set up fees
- Federally insured
- $2,500 minimum deposit to open
*Consult a tax advisor
Traditional vs. Roth
There are advantages to both Traditional and Roth IRAs. One of the biggest differences is the time at which you see the most advantage. A Traditional IRA provides potential tax relief today, while a Roth IRA has the potential for the most tax benefit at time of retirement.
- No income limits to open
- No minimum contribution requirement
- Contributions are tax deductible on state and federal income tax*
- Earnings are tax deferred until withdrawal (when usually in lower tax bracket)
- Withdrawals can begin at age 59 ½
- Early withdrawals subject to penalty**
- Mandatory withdrawals at age 70 ½
- Income limits to be eligible to open Roth IRA***
- Contributions are NOT tax deductible
- Earnings are 100% tax free at withdrawal*
- Principal contributions can be withdrawn without penalty*
- Withdrawals on interest can begin at age 59 ½
- Early withdrawals on interest subject to penalty**
- No mandatory distribution age
- No age limit on making contributions as long as you have earned income
*Subject to some minimal conditions. Consult a tax advisor.
**Certain exceptions apply, such as healthcare, purchasing first home, etc.
***Consult a tax advisor.
Create an easier transition into college for yourself and your student by setting up a savings account early. A Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) provides a tax-free safe place to grow competitive dividends and also financial confidence for a new stage in life.
- Set aside funds for your child’s education
- No setup or annual fee
- Interest grows tax-free
- Withdrawals are tax-free and penalty-free when used for qualified education expenses*
- Designated beneficiary must be under 18 when contributions are made
- To contribute to an ESA, certain income limits apply**
- Contributions are not tax deductible
- $2,000 maximum annual contribution per child
- The money must be withdrawn by the time he or she turns 30***
- The ESA may be transferred without penalty to another member of the family
*Qualified expenses include tuition and fees, books, supplies, board, etc.
**Consult your tax advisor to determine your contribution limit.
***Those earnings are subject to income tax and a 10% penalty.