IRAs

Individual Retirement Accounts

An Individual Retirement Account is a savings option used to designate funds for retirement planning. You can devote contributions to either a Traditional or Roth IRA in a Share Savings Account or a Certificate of Deposit. 

IRA Types

An Individual Retirement Account may have income restrictions, contribution and withdrawal limitations or other additional requirements. To find the IRA that is best for you, we recommend you refer to your tax advisor or financial planner. 

Traditional

As defined by Investopedia, a Traditional Individual Retirement Account allows individuals to direct pretax income towards investments that can grow tax-deferred; no capital gains or dividend income is taxed until it is withdrawn. Tax benefits such as these are why the Traditional IRA is a common pathway used in developing a stable, long-term savings plan. 

Roth

A Roth Individual Retirement Account is funded with after-tax dollars and because of this all Roth IRA contributions are not tax deductible. Contributions to your Roth IRA can be withdrawn at any time, tax and penalty free.

Educational

An Educational Individual Retirement Account is a savings plan option for higher education. Parents and guardians may make nondeductible contributions to an Education IRA for children under 18. The Education IRA is also known as the Coverdell Education Savings Account. 

Your Next Step

At PFCU we are happy to assist you with navigating your financial path. If you would like to open an account today or have additional questions about our IRA offerings, please call us at 847-MYPFCU1/847.697.3281 or stop into one of our four local offices. Please remember it’s always best to consult with your tax advisor or financial planner to find the account that is right for you.

Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) Limits for Traditional IRA Tax Deductions

IRA Owner Year Full Deduction Partial Deduction No Deduction
Single, Active Participant 2017 $62,000 or less $62,000-$72,000 $72,000 or more
Single, Active Participant 2018 $63,000 or less $63,000-$73,000 $73,000 or more
Married, Active Participant, Filing Joint Tax Return* 2017 $99,000 or less $99,000-$119,000 $119,000 or more
Married, Active Participant, Filing Joint Tax Return* 2018 $101,000 or less $101,000-$121,000 $121,000 or more
Nonactive Participant Married to Active Participant, Filing Joint Tax Return 2017 $186,000 or less $186,000-$196,000 $196,000 or more
Nonactive Participant Married to Active Participant, Filing Joint Tax Return 2018 $189,000 or less $189,000-$199,000 $199,000 or more

*If married, filing separate tax returns and MAGI is under $10,000, a partial Traditional IRA deduction can be taken. This amount is not subject to Cost Of Living Adjustment (COLA).

Roth IRA Income Eligibility Limits**

Tax Filing Status Year Full Contribution Partial Contribution No Contribution Allowed
Single 2017 $118,000 or less $118,000-$133,000 $133,000 or more
Single 2018 $120,000 or less $120,000-$135,000 $135,000 or more
Married, Filing Jointly 2017 $186,000 or less $186,000-$196,000 $196,000 or more
Married, Filing Jointly 2018 $189,000 or less $189,000-$199,000 $199,000 or more

**These limits are subject to annual cost-of-living adjustments.