You can open a Traditional or Roth IRA with as little as $25. Transfers from IRAs at other institutions, or rollovers from your Employer’s Retirement Plan do not require an initial contribution. Visit any convenient branch or contact us for more information and assistance with paperwork.
A Traditional IRA is a great investment option for individuals who want to save for retirement while possibly reaping tax benefits now. All contributions are made with earned income and may be fully or partially tax deductible* depending on such factors as adjusted gross income (AGI), tax filing status, and active participant status in a qualified plan. You are eligible to make contributions to a Traditional IRA as long as you have earned income and are under the age of 70 ½. Withdrawals taken prior to age 59 ½ will generally incur a 10% penalty tax in addition to the federal and state income tax.
*Consult your tax advisor to determine deductibility.
Roth IRAs provide flexibility not available through Traditional IRAs with regard to contributions and distributions. All Roth IRA contributions are funded with after-tax dollars and offer tax-free accumulation, as well as tax-free qualified distributions provided certain guidelines are met. Contributions can be made after age 70 ½ as long as you have earned income. There are no required minimum distributions.