Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is an account that provides tax benefits when used to save money for retirement. Whether you are just starting to plan for retirement, changing careers, or searching for ways to maximize your lifestyle during retirement, we have options to fit your needs. We offer the flexibility of a variable rate liquid savings plan and a fixed rate one to five year term CD.
ECU offers a three types of IRAs:
Traditional IRA - A traditional IRA is a way to save for retirement that gives you tax advantages. Contributions you make to a traditional IRA may be fully or partially deductible, depending on your circumstances, and generally, amounts in your traditional IRA (including earnings and gains) are not taxed until distributed.
ROTH IRA – A Roth IRA is a retirement savings account that allows your money to grow tax- free. It is subject to the rules that apply to a traditional IRA with the following exceptions:
Education Savings Account (ESA) - An ESA is a trust or custodial account opened only for the purpose of paying the qualified education expenses of the designated beneficiary of the account. When the account is established, the designated beneficiary must be under age 18 or a special needs beneficiary. To be treated as a Coverdell ESA, the account must be designated as an ESA when it is created. Contributions to an ESA are not deductible, but amounts deposited in the account grow tax free until distributed.
To open an IRA or for additional information please contact us at 1-800-382-2400.
ECU’s IRA program details:
Not intended as tax advice. Please consult a tax professional
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Additional information about IRAs can be located at:
IRS Publication 590-A - Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)
IRS Publication 590-B - Distributions from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)