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A retirement investing tool with potential tax benefits.
Traditional IRA contribution earnings grow tax-deferred, meaning
you don't pay taxes on them until you withdraw them. Contributions
to a Traditional IRA may also be tax deductible. An IRA owner must
begin taking required minimum distributions (RMD) from their
accounts the year they turn 70½. Additionally, they must stop
making contributions at that time. Early withdrawal penalties may
An individual retirement plan that is similar to a Traditional IRA.
The main differences are that contributions are never deductible,
required minimum distributions (RMDs) are not required, and you may
continue to contribute as long as you are working (regardless of
your age). Qualified distributions are tax-free. Early withdrawal
penalties may apply.
SEP (Simplified Employee Pension)
A tax-deferred retirement plan available to sole proprietors and
small businesses. Contributions, up to 25% of each employee's total
compensation, are made by the employer (maximum annual contribution
dollar limits apply). These plans follow most of the same rules as
Traditional IRAs. Two of the biggest differences are the higher
contribution limits, and being able to contribute past age 70½ if
still working. Early withdrawal penalties may apply.
*These are basic definitions of
IRA accounts and do not cover all possible tax consequences or IRS
rules and regulations. Please consult IRS Publication 590 for a
complete listing of all IRS rules and regulations regarding IRA
accounts. Please consult your tax advisor about possible tax
benefits and consequences for opening and contributing to or
withdrawing from an IRA.
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