Find the best IRA plan with the right features for your retirement. Before you decide on the plan for you, it's always best to consult with your tax professional. The IRA comparison information we're providing is not tax advice.
You're interested in both tax-free growth and withdrawals. Roth IRA contributions are not tax-deductible.
You prefer your money to grow tax-deferred until you withdraw it in retirement. In many cases, your contributions are tax-deductible in the year they are made.
- You're a business owner or self-employed
- You're an employee of a business with a SEP IRA
Any age with taxable compensation
Contribution limits for 2013 and 2014 begin to decrease when income exceeds these amounts.
Contributions are not deductible
- Your earnings
- Whether you participate in an employer's retirement plan
- Your filing status
- If you receive Social Security Benefits
If employer contributions exceed certain limits, employees can't deduct their employer's contribution to their SEP plan. If you are self-employed, you can generally deduct the contributions you make each year to your own SEP IRA.
Tax-free when you take distributions
Pay no taxes until you take distributions
- Distribution of an original contribution is always tax and penalty free.
- Any earnings and conversion dollars (from other retirement plans) are tax free after the IRS' 5 year aging requirement has been met AND you are 59½ or older; otherwise, you could incur a 10% penalty.
Could include a 10% penalty if made before age 59½
Mandatory at age 70½
The deadline for filing your annual tax return.
The employer's deadline for filing its annual tax return, including any extensions.