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An individual retirement arrangement, or (IRA), is a personal savings
plan that allows you to set aside money for retirement, while
offering you substantial tax advantages.
You can set up different kinds of IRAs
with a variety of organizations like banks, credit unions, a mutual
fund, a life insurance company, and other financial institution.
Individual Retirement Arrangements
IRS Topic 451
Original IRA's are referred to as a "traditional IRA." You
may be able to deduct some or all of your contributions to a
traditional IRA. A
traditional IRA is any IRA that is not a Roth IRA or a SIMPLE IRA. You may also be eligible for a tax credit equal to
a percentage of your contribution. Amounts in your traditional IRA,
including earnings, generally are not taxed until dispersed to
you. IRA's cannot be owned jointly. But, upon your death, any amounts remaining in
your IRA can be paid to your beneficiaries.
You must be under age 70 1/2 at the end of the tax year to
contribute to a traditional IRA. You, and/or your spouse must have
taxable compensation if you file a joint
return, such as wages, salaries,
commissions, tips, bonuses, or net income from self-employment.
Separate maintenance payments and taxable alimony received by an
individual are treated as compensation for IRA purposes.
Earnings and profits from property, such as rental income does not
qualify as IRA compensation contributions, nor interest and dividend income, or any amount
received as pension or annuity income, or as deferred compensation. Please refer to IRS Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements
information on the amounts you will be eligible to
contribute to your IRA account and when you can make these contributions.
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Traditional IRA distributions are fully or partially taxable
in the year of distribution. If you made only deductible
contributions, distributions are fully taxable. Use Form 8606 to
figure the taxable portion of withdrawals.
Distributions made prior to being age 59 1/2 may be subject to a 10%
additional tax. You may also owe an excise tax if you did not begin
to withdraw minimum distributions by April 1st of the year after you
reach age 70 1/2. These additional taxes are calculated and reported on
Form 5329 . Refer to Form 5329 Instructions for exceptions to
these additional taxes.
The worksheets in the Form 1040 will help you figure your deduction using
Form 1040A Instructions or in Publication 590. You cannot claim an
IRA deduction on Form 1040EZ; you must use either Form 1040A or Form
1040. For nondeductible contributions to a traditional IRA you would
need to attach Form 8606, Nondeductible IRA's. Use Form 8880 Credit for
Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions to determine if you are
also eligible for a tax credit. Enter the credit amount on either
Form 1040A or Form 1040. You cannot use Form 1040EZ for
claiming this credit.
Refer to Publication 590 for information on conversions from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA,
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Roth IRA's differ from traditional IRA's in several respects. A
Roth IRA does not permit deductions at the time of contribution.
You may be able to establish and make nondeductible contributions to
a Roth IRA regardless of your age. Roth
contributions are not reported on your tax return. To qualify as a Roth IRA, the account or
annuity must be designated as a Roth IRA when it is set up.
traditional IRA, a Roth IRA can be set up but there are limitations
on the amount that can be contributed along with the time of year that
contributions can be made. Refer to Topic 309 for more information on Roth IRA
contributions. You do not include qualified distributions or
distributions that are a return of your regular contributions from
your Roth IRA(s) in your gross income. Refer to Publication 590 for
additional Roth IRA information.