LeoGlossary: Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

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A savings account under US tax code which provide advantages on contributions and distributions.

Money in IRAs cannot be withdrawn before 59 1/2 without penalty.

There are a number of different kinds of IRAs.

  • Traditional IRAs
  • Roth IRAs
  • Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRAs
  • Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees (SIMPLE) IRAs

IRAs are designed to be long-term retirement savings plans. There are certain limitations on what can be contributed each year. This is based upon age and, in some instances, income.


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