Individual Retirement Accounts

What a great time to save for your retirement!

The maximum contribution you can make to a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA for 2015 is an amount equal to your taxable compensation up to $5,500.  Those of you age 50 or better can contribute an amount equal to your taxable compensation up to $6,500.  This is commonly referred to as the “catch up” provision that allows older workers to contribute a higher amount as they get closer to retirement age.

You can contribute:

  • If you are under age 70½
  • If you have earned income from employment
  • Contact your tax advisor for specific tax advantage and contribution guidelines

With a traditional IRA, your contribution is tax-deductible, but your gains will be taxable when you make withdrawals. Roth IRA’s have non-tax deductible contributions, but withdrawals at retirement will be made without taxes. Citizens Bank & Trust offers a host of traditional IRAs as well as Roth IRAs and Education IRAs. Funds are invested in Certificates of Deposit. Regular CD terms and rates are available for IRA’s.

Stop in to see Joyce or Lori for further details and assistance.