Individual Retirement Accounts, or IRAs, are basically savings plans with big tax breaks, making it an ideal way to save for your retirement. There are several different types of IRAs, including Roth IRAs, Traditional IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs, and SEP IRAs, each with their own tax implications and eligibility requirements.

What's the difference between a Traditional IRA and a Roth IRA?

Traditional IRA – The traditional IRA allows you to defer taxes on the earnings on your contributions until they are withdrawn. Also, certain contributions are tax deductible in the tax year for which you make them.

Roth IRA – The Roth IRA allows only nondeductible contributions and features tax-free withdrawals for certain distribution reasons after a five-year holding period. Since Roth IRA contributions are nondeductible and taxed in the year they are earned, if you expect to be in a higher tax bracket when you retire, you may benefit more from a Roth IRA than from traditional IRA.

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