Individual Retirement Accounts
An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) from McCoy Federal is an excellent path to retirement savings. Your contributions may be tax-deductible* and will grow either tax-deferred or tax-free.
A Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) is a great way to meet the rising costs of a student's education.
To contribute to a Traditional IRA you must have earned income and not have reached age 70-1/2 by the end of the year. McCoy Federal requires participants to be 18 years of age or older to get an IRA. Investments grow on a tax-deferred basis and earnings are taxed upon withdrawal.
You can contribute to a Roth IRA as long as you have earned income, even after age 70-1/2. McCoy Federal requires participants to be 18 years of age or older to get a Roth IRA. Contributions are not tax deductible; however contributions and earnings (if it is a qualified distribution) can be withdrawn tax-free. You are not required to begin distributions after age 70-1/2.
Beginning in 2002, the annual contribution amount has been increased from $500 per beneficiary to $2,000 per beneficiary. While there is no tax deduction for amounts contributed to an ESA, earnings grow tax-free. Your ESA can be used to pay qualified elementary school and secondary school expenses as well as higher education.
* Please see your tax advisor before making any decisions regarding your IRA/ESA. Federal regulations are subject to change.
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