An IRA (Individual Retirement Account)
An individual retirement account allows you to put away money for retirement and the IRS helps you do it by letting you pay less taxes based on the amount that you invest. This is in addition to Social Security and/or your Employer Retirement Plan.
IRS Publication #590, explains how your allowed you to save for Retirement – Tax Deferred. We generally fund them with Annuities It’s like a bank account, but with an Insurance Company and it can give you a GUARANTEED income for life.
How Are a Traditional IRA and a Roth IRA Different?
Official IRS Pamphlet on Business Retirement Options # 3998
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Contributions – Deductible
- Contributions you make to an IRA may be fully or partially deductible, depending on which type of IRA you have and on your circumstances; and
- Generally, amounts in your IRA (including earnings and gains) aren’t taxed until distributed. In some cases, amounts aren’t taxed at all if distributed according to the rules. IRS.gov Publication 590 *
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- Contributions not reported.
- What Is a Roth IRA?
- Are Distributions Taxable?
- Basis of distributed property.
- Withdrawals of contributions by due date.
- What Are Qualified Distributions?
- Additional Tax on Early Distributions
- Ordering Rules for Distributions
- How Do You Figure the Taxable Part?
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- Business – Employer Sponsored Retirement Plans
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