Is A Traditional IRA Right For You?

Traditional IRAs allow your assets to grow tax-deferred until withdrawn at retirement. Contributions to a traditional IRA may be tax-deductible (depending on your adjusted gross income), offering you the potential for tax savings today. Money may also be withdrawn penalty-free if it falls within certain guidelines. To help you make a better informed decision about whether or not a traditional IRA is suitable for you, review the key features listed below.

Key features of a traditional IRA


Under age 70½ with earned compensation.

Maximum Annual Contribution Limit

2015 to 2017: $5,500.
(This is the maximum total that may be contributed to all of your IRA accounts annually.)

Catch-up Contributions

Over age 50 (as of the end of the calendar year), you may contribute an additional $1,000 annually.

Tax Advantage

Assets grow tax-deferred without penalties or tax consequences until withdrawal.

Tax Deductibility

The amount of the contribution may be tax-deductible, depending on your adjusted gross income (AGI) and your participation in an employer-sponsored retirement plan.

Full Deductibility

Single: Less than $62,000.
Married Filing Jointly: Less than $99,000 or less.

Partial Deductibility

Single: More than $62,000 but less than $72,000.
Married Filing Jointly: More than $99,000 but less than $119,000.


Required minimum distributions must start at age 70½.


If you are under age 59½ and your withdrawal is not for one of the following reasons, the withdrawal may be subject to a 10% early withdrawal penalty:

  • Death or disability of account owner
  • Part of a series of substantially equal periodic payments
  • Certain major medical expenses
  • Medical insurance premiums while unemployed
  • Qualified first-time home purchase
  • Qualified higher education expenses
  • IRS levy
  • Qualified reservist distribution

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The information contained in this piece should not be considered legal or tax advice; questions regarding your specific situation should be directed to your legal or tax advisor.


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