Retirement Accounts (IRAs)
IRAs are a great complement to your current retirement plan, such as a 410(k)
or pension plan. You are eligible to contribute to an Individual
Retirement Account if you have earned income.
- Dividends are either tax-deferred or non-taxed depending of the type of
IRA you open and your income.
- We offer an IRA Share Account that allows payroll deduction into the account.
This is a type of account allows you to build up enough funds to purchase
an IRA Share Certificate. There is no minimum balance required on this account.
The minimum payroll deduction for this account is $5.
- An IRA Share Certificate Account requires a minimum balance of $500 with
terms of 12 or 30 months (no new 30-month certificates can be opened at this
- Direct rollovers from qualified retirement plans are allowed for an IRA.
Contribution limits have increased in recent years; you may contribute up $5,500
starting with the 2013 tax year. However, if youre age 50 or older, you can contribute even more,
up to $6,500 per year. (Consult your tax advisor about your personal situation.)
In some cases, deposits to this account may be tax deductible. There are no
minimum balances required to open an IRA Savings**; however, you must have earned
income to qualify*. Whether you are planning your golden years or saving for
your first home, an IRA Savings from St. Agnes Employees FCU is the smart way
to save for your future. Our Traditional IRA has federal tax advantages that
will help you accumulate your money faster. (Consult your tax advisor for federal
- Both savings accounts and certificates are available
- Earnings remain tax deferred until withdrawn*
- May be used for first-time home purchase or education*
- "Catch-up" contributions may be made for certain individuals*
To open your IRA, please contact us.
The Roth IRA** offers a non-deductible contribution but gives you the ability
to invest your after-tax dollars today, let the investment grow tax-free, and
withdraw your principal and earnings tax-free after five years and reaching
age 59 1/2. (Disbursements outside of the five year/age 59 1/2 rule may result
in tax and/or penalties on any earnings withdrawn.) You simply need to have
earned income equal to the amount you contribute up to a maximum amount set
each year. Dividend compounding can help your investment grow substantially.
- Both savings and certificates accounts are available
- Funds can be used for higher education, penalty-free*
- Contributions in a Roth IRA have already been taxed
- There is no 70 1/2 age limit on making contributions
Coverdell Education Savings Accounts*
This type of IRA lets you save for a childs college expenses now. A contribution
of up to $2,000 per year may be made per child. Earnings are tax-free if used for higher
education purposes for the beneficiary.
All share accounts are insured by the National
Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the U.S. Government,
up to $250,000. Individual Retirement Accounts are insured separately
up to $250,000.
*Please consult your tax advisor who can
evaluate your individual situation with regard to IRAs.