Individual Retirement Accounts

Whether you plan to retire at age 35 or age 65 it's never too early to begin saving. An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a great way for you to insure your financial future. Best of all, you now have a number of options when choosing an IRA. Click on the link below to learn more about your IRA options. Then, if you have questions, please contact a Metro Credit Union Financial Service Representative. We'll be happy to get you the information you need to make the best decision. To open an IRA account please contact us.

  Traditional IRA


Definition You make contributions with money you may be able to deduct on your tax return, and any earnings can potentially grow tax-deferred until you withdraw them in retirement.

Many retirees also find themselves in a lower tax bracket than they were in pre-retirement, so the tax-deferral means the money may be taxed at a lower rate.

You make contributions with money you’ve already paid taxes on (after-tax), and your money may potentially grow tax-free, with tax-free withdrawals in retirement, provided that certain conditions are met.
Income Restrictions No income restrictions on eligibility to contribute, but possibly on deductibility. You may not be eligible to contribute if your income is $131k or more in tax year 2015 and $132k or more in tax year 2016 for single filers or $193k or more in tax year 2015 and $194k or more in tax year 2016 for joint filers. 
Contributions  Contributions may be tax-deductible.

Contributions may be withdrawn at any time without taxes or penalties.

Earnings Earnings grow tax-deferred. You generally pay taxes when you make withdrawals, often in retirement. Earnings may be withdrawn tax-free and penalty-free once you reach age 59½ and the account has been open for at least five years. 
Taxes Pay taxes later. Pay taxes now. 
Age restrictions You must be under age 70½ to contribute.  No age restrictions for contributions.  
Required minimum distributions (RMDs)

Must begin taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) at age 70 1/2.

No RMDs.

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