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Individual Retirement Accounts are special
accounts with tax advantages to help
taxpayers save for retirement.
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Traditional Individual Retirement Accounts
(IRAs) are a type of federally-allowed trust
account that can be set up to save for retire-
ment. Contributions to a traditional IRA are gen-
erally made to obtain a Federal Income Tax
deduction, but can be made without taking or
being permitted a deduction. Contributions are
required to be made to traditional IRAs before a
taxpayer reaches the age of 70 1/2. After a tax-
payer reaches the age of 59 1/2 and retires, dis-
tributions from a traditional IRA may be made
prior to the taxpayer reaching the age of 70 1/2,
but the distributions are not required. However,
minimum distributions are required to be made
once the taxpayer reaches 70 1/2. Basically,
IRAs allow taxpayers to save money without
paying taxes until it is withdrawn. The money put
into an IRA can lower taxable income and grows
tax-free while it is in the IRA account.
Roth IRAs are also a type of federally-allowed
trust account that can be set up to save for
an individual's retirement. They have been in