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Traditional IRA

A traditional IRA allows you to make contributions with money you may be able to deduct on your tax return. Earnings potentially grow tax-deferred until you withdraw them in retirement.

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Why choose a Firstrade Traditional IRA?

  • No account fees or minimum to open an account
  • Earnings can grow federal tax-deferred
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Traditional IRA Rules

Tax Advantages
  • Tax-deductible* contributions
  • Tax-deferred until you begin withdrawing funds
  • Taxable withdrawals
Eligibility Requirements Anyone with earned income may contribute up to the age of 72 yrs.
Contribution Limits Per Year For tax year 2019:
$6,000
$7,000 if age 50 or older

For tax year 2020:
$6,000
$7,000 if age 50 or older
Withdrawals
  • All earnings and deductible contributions are taxable upon withdrawal
  • Penalties will be incurred if withdrawals are taken before age 59½ yrs., or if minimum withdrawals are not taken by April 1st of the year following the year age 72 yrs. is reached
  • Minimum distributions must begin at age 72 yrs.

* Subject to certain restrictions. Please consult with your tax advisor.

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